About the NJ Northern Region

About Northern New Jersey Region #36

The Northern NJ Region has hosted the Multi-Regional Conference on October 5, 2019. Thank you to all the attendees, speakers, committee conference members, and vendors who made this event successful!
A special thank you to Holy Name Medical Center for allowing the SGNA Northern N.J. Regional Chapter to host this wonderful educational event!

TOPICS from 2019 pending. Due to a change in format, the syllabus information was ONLY available to those who have attended. A special link was sent to our attendees.

2016 Topics covered were:

Click here for the Brochure

Stay tuned! The above will be replaced soon with the upcoming event~ Our 2019 Tri-Regional Annual Conference Committee is working diligently and moving towards the 21st century! We are set for October 5, 2019! New this year: Online Registration and credit card acceptance~ but no worries we will also accept check/money orders. 

The Doris Barnie Scholarship for Certification and Recertification

Doris Barnie MSN, RN, CGRN has been known as the Godmothers of Gastroenterology nursing. She served 43 years as a nurse manager in Endoscopy/ Gastroenterology. She was the founder and Past President of the National Nurses Certification Board. Doris developed and presented the GI Nurses Certification Review Course nationally. She had authored numerous articles and lectured extensively nationally. She was a recipient of the Gabrielle Schindler Award, SGNA Distinguished Service Award, NJDOH Award for Nursing, and Nominee for the Governor's Award for Nursing. We are so proud to have had Doris as a member of our region and will always look back as our mentor and inspiration.

Our region (#36) will be rewarding one (1) annual scholarship to honor our leader, mentor, and friend, Doris Barnie. We are honoring her legacy as an advocate for all GI nurses and her dedication to education and certification.

Applicants must be active SGNA members. This scholarship must be used within each year. The winner will be reimbursed after proof of payment is submitted. IF there are no applicants for Certification/Recertification, the scholarship will also be open to applicants for the NYSGE Annual Conference in December. Applicant must inquire about the amount quoted for Early Bird price to be eligible. Any inquiries, please contact Northern N.J. Secretary Emma Gimmel.

To apply for the scholarship, download the form, either print and send the completed form to Secretary Emma Gimmel at 6 Elm St.; Morristown, N.J. 07960, or email completed form electronically to NNJ SGNA 

Congratulations to our 1st Recipient for 2016 Cynthia Hyland BSN, RN-BC! Congratulations Cynthia for passing your CGRN Certification!

Congratulations to our 2nd recipient Oscar Torres for receiving the 2018 Doris Barnie Scholarship for Certification! Congratulations Oscar for passing your CGRN in 2018!

Congratulations to our 3rd recipient Krys Depuyt as a scholarship recipient for the 2021 NYSGE Conference!

CLICK HERE to download the Doris Barnie Scholarship form

Northern Region Calendar

Stay Safe in 2022 Everyone!! May 2022 be better and be filled with GI Education and continuous Support from our GI Peers!

All Meetings: Dinner 6:30 pm - Lecture begins 7:00 pm and short business meetings follow 

When restrictions on usage of conference rooms during COVID are uplifted, we hope to resume our meetings, and may we continue to network amongst our GI peers!

Next meeting: April 26, 2022, at Englewood Medical Center VIRTUALLY. 

Congratulations to Molly Schulenber as our National scholarship winner to Utah!

**Please stay for a brief business meeting after the presentation for updated news and be eligible for our Door Prize!!

Don't forget, attending the business meetings after the presentation can increase your chance of winning a scholarship to the next year's 2023 Annual National SGNA!

See Upcoming meeting dates and topics of presentations under Meeting Agenda/Minutes

We are proud to announce our 2021 scholarship winner for the SGNA National Conference ...CONGRATULATIONS Rosemarie Lepore and Oscar Torres!

Some dates for the 2022 meetings are pending...
Go to "Meeting Agenda and Minutes" Tab