Welcome to NJ Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates Website (NJSGNA)

NJSGNA.org is dedicated to supporting SGNA’s national mission, vision and goals. NJ SGNA is divided into three regions based on either mailing address or place of employment. Members are able to join the region of their choice. Through this website we strongly encourage attendance to any regional meetings and tri-regional networking and support. Each region offers free contact hours for members at 4-5 meetings per year and at an annual fall Tri-regional conference. Currently this site serves both Northern NJ and Central NJ regions with the anticipation of the Ocean Monmouth region joining in the future.


Northern NJ Region News

Please notify us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have. Thank You.

NEW: See "About Us" page to read about our new Doris Barnie Scholarship for Certification/Recertification. We expanded to include Doris' other passion with education.

Application acceptance to Doris Barnie 2022 Scholarship for Certification/ Recertification/ NYSGE conference is in progress. APPLY now!

Don't forget, to make your attendance count in 2022 when you join us at our business meetings immediately after our Topic Presentations!! You can win door prizes as well as a chance to attend The Annual National SGNA Event in 2023! Remember, the more you attend the higher your chances to win!!

Thank you Brian from Boston Scientific for an awesome presentation on Achalasia! Contact hour was provided by Boston Scientific. 

NEXT Meeting April 26,2022 Due to COVID restrictions at the scheduled at Englewood Medical Center- 2nd meeting for 2022 will be held virtually via ZOOM .PLEASE stay after the presentation for the brief business meeting. Your attendance still counts for next year scholarship to Nationals.

Results for our 2022 ballots are in. Congratulations to Susan Overhoff for President-Elect 2022 and Kimberly Venturella for Treasurer 2022-2024! 

Congratulations to our National Scholarship winner! Molly Schulenberg is going to Utah!!

Due to the COVID-19 Social Distancing issues, in-person meetings are limited. Your membership is valuable to our Region as well as National~ PLEASE be advised that we are working with Nationals on how we can better serve you all! 

Anyone interested in hosting regional meetings in 2022, please contact 2022 President Ivonne Carvajal (Note: COVID-19 restrictions may affect future 2022 regional meetings however we continue to fulfill our commitments to our regional members the BEST and SAFEST way we can!!) 







Central NJ Region News

The Central NJ Region is excited to provide you with information on upcoming regional events, happenings, announcements, scholarship awards, elections and other great need to know facts.


Ocean/Monmouth NJ News

We had our annual drawing for a scholarship for either the Tri-Regional conference coming up or for your membership dues. As you know, each person gets a ticket for the drawing every time they go to one of our regional meetings. The following are the winners:

Pellegrina Rego
Dara Bachman
Cindy Stagg
Karen Burke
Nina Dorinilla
Elisabeth Margl
Kelly Vilardi
Betty Moran
Grace Khalil
Helen Bueti

Congratulations to all the winners! Please come to our meetings, and get into the drawing for next year! We love to have a way to give back to our members.


SGNA National News

SGNA National is led by a Board of Directors and administered by an Executive Director. More than 8,500 members are organized into 64 local chapters, or Regional Societies, throughout the United States, with individual members in 16 other countries.

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