NEW YORK NURSE: June/July 2012
by Alison Munday
Long-standing NYSNA member Sarah Marshall, a patient educator/community outreach and clinical instructor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn was recently the keynote speaker at the LaGuardia Community College RN pinning ceremony. Marshall, whose career with SUNY spans more than 35 years is currently serving a second term on NYSNA’s Council on Ethics and Human Rights, is a member of Long Island’s American Heart Association RN Committee, and was elected as a non-faculty advisor to Adelphi University’s Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She donates much of her personal time working with churches, schools and community forums in promoting awareness of diabetes and management of the condition, and heart disease and breast health among women. In addition to being recognized by the American Cancer Society as a “pacesetter” in fundraising efforts to fight breast cancer, and fundraising efforts with the Long Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Society, she is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Transcultural Nursing Society. In her keynote speech, she reminded the graduates of the importance of becoming involved in their professional association, and never to cease in continuing their education, since both would afford networking opportunities and keep them informed on issues affecting their profession. Quoting marketing and motivational expert Dale Carnegie, she reminded the graduates, “…remember your altitude is determined by your attitude.” Marshall was also on hand to present the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island/District 14 Nursing Leadership Award to nursing graduate, Nana Lau.
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