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Past events

06/07/2022 2022 Annual Awards Banquet (CDC guidelines will be followed)
05/19/2022 May 19, 2022 Holistic Nursing at the Bedside Webinar
04/26/2022 04/26/2022 Research & Scholarly Activities Conference
03/23/2022 03/23/22 5:30 General Membership Meeting & Educational Program: Nursing Implications for Navigating the NYS Medical Marijuana Program
02/02/2022 February 2, 2022 Social Determinants of Health: Nursing Implications Webinar
11/03/2021 November 3, 2021 Moral Distress in Oncology Nurses Webinar
10/09/2021 October 9, 2021 6th Annual WNY Nursing Symposium
09/16/2021 09/16/21 5:30 General Membership Meeting & Educational Program: Surgical Site Infections (SSI): Take Action to Stop SSI in Their Tracks. Members Only
07/27/2021 2021 Annual Awards Banquet (CDC guidelines will be followed)
05/11/2021 May 11, 2021 Care and Treatment of Patients with Thyroid Disorders
04/20/2021 04/20/2021 Research & Scholarly Activities Conference
03/24/2021 March 24, 2021 5:45 General Membership Meeting 6:00 Legal Aspects of Nursing
02/04/2021 February 4, 2021 Covid-19 Erie County Dept. of Health Update
01/19/2021 January 19, 2021 Covid-19 in Western New York Update
11/12/2020 November 12, 2020 Understanding Alzheimer's Disease & the Latest Research
10/03/2020 10/03/20 5th Annual WNY Nursing Symposium
09/24/2020 September 24, 2020 Wellness: For Ourselves and For Our Patients
08/27/2020 August 27, 2020 Minimally Invasive Treatment of Structural Heart Conditions including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement & Membership Meeting
03/18/2020 POSTPONED 03/18/2020 Minimally Invasive Treatment of Structural Heart Conditions including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
02/13/2020 02/13/2020 The Current Care of Patients with Diabetes in Inpatient Facilities and the Community
12/21/2019 2019 Holiday Concert-Holiday Pops
12/15/2019 Holiday Concert-Jingle Bell Jam
12/11/2019 Free program to members of the Professional Nurses Association of WNY "Sexual Health: Encouraging Awareness, Action, and Prevention"
11/14/2019 11/14/19 Regenerative Approach to Arthritic & Chronic Spine Pain
10/18/2019 100 Year Anniversary Celebration
09/21/2019 09/21/19 4th Annual WNY Nursing Symposium
07/09/2019 07/09/19 Human Trafficking
06/24/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
06/04/2019 2019 Annual Awards Banquet
05/20/2019 Board of Directors Meeting
05/06/2019 Buffalo “Rising”: Better Sleep, Better Life
04/22/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
04/15/2019 Board of Directors Meeting
04/09/2019 04/09/2019 Research & Scholarly Activities Conference
03/25/2019 Board of Directors Meeting (Postponed)
03/25/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
03/12/2019 03/12/19 Encore Presentation of Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil: What is it? Is it Safe? What is it Used for?
03/06/2019 03/06/19 Integrated Medicine to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
02/25/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
02/20/2019 (Cancelled) Legislation Committee Meeting
02/18/2019 Board of Directors Meeting
02/13/2019 02/13/19 Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil: What is it? Is it Safe? What is it Used for?
01/28/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
01/21/2019 Board of Directors Meeting
01/14/2019 Research Committee Meeting
12/17/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
12/16/2018 Holiday Concert-Holiday POPS
12/10/2018 Awards Committee Meeting
12/10/2018 Finance Committee Meeting
12/08/2018 Holiday Concert-Classical Christmas
11/26/2018 Membership Committee Meeting
11/19/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
11/14/2018 Legislation Committee Meeting
11/12/2018 Research Committee Meeting
11/08/2018 Free program to members of the Professional Nurses Association of WNY "Extrahepatic Manifestations: The Hidden Face of HCV"
10/22/2018 Research Committee Meeting
10/22/2018 Membership Committee Meeting
10/20/2018 10/20/18 3rd Annual WNY Nursing Symposium
10/15/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
09/25/2018 09/25/18 How to Better Care for our Transgender Patients
09/24/2018 Membership Committee Meeting
09/24/2018 History Sub-Committee Anniversary Committee Meeting
09/20/2018 Anniversary Committee Meeting
09/19/2018 Legislation Committee Meeting
07/19/2018 07/19/18 Don't Become a Case Study: Protect Your Nursing License

awards & scholarship committee

The Awards and Scholarship Committee shall seek nominations for the Ruth T. McGrorey Leadership Award, Outstanding Staff Nurse Award, Graduate Membership Award and Student Scholarship Awards; and submit recommendations for recipients to the Board of Directors by the May meeting.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: Linda Keppel, RN    

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by-laws committee

The By-Laws Committee shall review and evaluate existing by-laws, consider changes suggested by members, and prepare proposed amendments for approval by the Board of Directors for submission to the voting body.


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The Education and Program Committee shall plan, implement and evaluate programs designed to inform Association membership about current issues relevant to nursing practice and/or nursing education.  Programs are designed for membership meetings and/or continuing education activities.  The Committee seeks funding for programs and approval of contact hours for continuing education programs.


Merrily Kuhn, RNC & Linda Scharf, RN 

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The Finance Committee shall:

1.  prepare and submit an annual budget for the fiscal year (May 1st to April 30th) to be approved by Board of Directors,

2.  recommend expenditures and investments of funds and identify additional financial needs to Board of Directors, and

3.  implement responsibilities listed in financial control policy of Association.


COMMITTEE CHAIR: Lucinda Phillips, RNEmail this Committee!


The Fund Raising Committee shall plan and implement fund raising activities to supplement the income of the Association, based on needs identified by the Board of Directors.              


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legislation committee

Legislation Committee shall assist in promoting and interpreting the ANA-NY legislation agenda; study proposed local, state, and federal legislation for its implication for nurses, nursing and health care delivery; and advise the Board of Directors and membership as to action necessary to promote desired legislative goals.


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membership committee

The membership Committee shall assess needs and devise and implement plans relating to membership promotion, recruitment and retention.



Nicole Miller, RN & Arlene Zawadzki, RN

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nominating committee

  • The Nominating Committee shall consist of five (5) members who shall  be elected annually by mail ballot at the same time the Association officers are elected and the chair shall be the member receiving the greatest number of votes.
  • Members of the Nominating Committee shall not be eligible to succeed themselves.


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 The Diversity & Inclusion Committee shall assess needs, devise and implement plans relating to ensuring that every member has an equal  opportunity to contribute to and influence every part and level of the Association for the betterment of nursing.


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                research & scholarly activities committee

The Research and Scholarly Activities Committee shall disseminate current local and national nursing research and scholarly activities including planning and presenting an Annual Conference. 

COMMITTEE CHAIR: Josette Brodhead, RN 

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The Social Media Committee will plan and promote social networking events and work towards developing a robust social media presence.

COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS: Leah Cowles, RN & Jennifer Powell, RN

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The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 4511 Main Street Rear, Snyder, NY 14226

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