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Hudson Valley Magazine has recognized 11 NYSNA nurses in their annual “Nursing Excellence Awards.”

Jayne Cammisa, an RN at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), was chosen because of her outstanding advocacy for patients. Among WMC RNs, Jayne is known for working tirelessly to educate lawmakers about safe staffing and the dangers of privatization. “It was a complete surprise to be nominated and after 25 years of service, it is nice to be recognized for the hard work,” Jayne said. Read more >>

Save the Date: NYSNA nurses have made it our mission to care for all New Yorkers. Join us for two packed days of solidarity, education, advocacy, and fun — the 2014 NYSNA Biennial Conference, September 16 and 17 at New York’s Javits Center. Read more >>

This photo of Camille Petty went viral on NYSNA’s Facebook page, generating a record 5,000 views.

Camille Petty, RN, has been caring for Bellevue patients for an amazing 60 years. “I work in child psychiatry, and I have former patients who still call me as adults to thank me for helping them when they were young.”

Born and raised in Harlem, Camille entered Bellevue Nursing School in 1954, when she was 17 years old. She developed an interest in nursing from her mother’s love of movies during the World War II era, where she was inspired by strong depictions of wartime nurses in a noble cause. Read more >>

This June, Beatrice Marseille, a Nurse Practitioner in Mt. Sinai’s oncology unit, will lead a medical mission to her hometown of Meyer, nestled in the mountains, two hours from the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince.

Marseille has led missions to Meyer every year since the 2010 earthquake. 35,000 people from all over travel to Meyer for access to its lone clinic, the only healthcare available. Many of the people lack electricity. Read more >>

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