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.


New Jersey SGNA Multi-Regional Annual Conference 2022

Shifting Sands in a G.I. World


Friday, October 14, 2022
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Northern NJ SGNA Region News

Doris Barnie Scholarship 2022 

Go to the "About Us" page to read about the Barnie Scholarship for CGRN Certification/Recertification. This was established in memory of Doris Barnie 'GI nurse', who among other contributions, she promoted her passion by helping nurses across USA to achieve the GI Certification (CGRN).

Doris Barnie 2022 Scholarship for Certification/ Recertification/ NYASGE conference is now close. 

Stay tune for next year's opportunity to apply. Winner will be contacted on time fo the CGRN examination .

Don't forget, to make your attendance count in 2022 join us at our business meetings immediately following the 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!

NNJSGNA Chapter Meeting 

Septemeber 14th, 2022 at Morristown Ambulatory Center

NNJSGNA Chapter Next meeting...

Stay tuned for details to attend the next meeting planned for November 2022

Tentative location: St Joseph Hospital, Passaic NJ

NNJSGNA Chapter business meeting to follow.

(Attending counts for next year's scholarship to the 50th SGNA National Conference)

Congratulations to our 2022 SGNA National Scholarship winner! 

Molly Schulenberg RN from Saint Barnabas Medical Center, attended the Salt Lake City conference.

Anyone interested in hosting regional meetings in 2022, please contact 2022 President Ivonne Carvajal by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Currently in need of 1 venue to complete our meetings in 2022.  

Due to the COVID-19 precautions, in-person meetings are planned accordingly. Your active membership is valuable to our Region as well as SGNA National~ PLEASE be advised that we are working with SGNA National on how we can better serve you! (Note: COVID-19 restrictions may affect future 2022 regional meetings, however we continue to fulfill our  commitments to our regional chapter members in the BEST and SAFEST way we can!!)

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions you may have about your NNJSGNA Chapter.

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.

Upcoming Regional Meeting
Saturday, September 17th, 2022
9AM to 12PM


Please RSVP by Sept 9th, 2022

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Team invite will be sent once RSVP is received


Lisa Stuart
Clinical Specialist
Steris Endoscopy

Topic: GI Bleed/Hemostasis

9AM to 10AM

Blake Rumley
Senior Product Specialist
Steris Endoscopy

Topic: GI Foreign Body/Food Bolus Removal
10AM to 11AM

Regional Business Meeting to Follow
11AM to 12PM

Encourage all to participate


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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