Northern Chapter

Please join us for our Fall Education Day & Meeting on October 12!  
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Northern NJ Chapter September 2015 Member Update

We will be kicking off Emergency Nurses Week 2015 by holding our Fall Education Day at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson on Monday October 12, 2015 from 8am -4 pm. Our topic will be "Dealing with Death in the ED - How Do We Cope?" We have a great lineup of speakers who will be discussing ways in which we deal with traumatic events that happen in the ED, helping families in the immediate aftermath of a death, does palliative care have a place in the ED, and information from the NJ Sharing Network.

We will be holding our chapter meeting at lunch during the education day and also holding chapter elections. The open offices this year include President–Elect (2017 chapter President) and Treasurer. If you are interested in running for an office or would like more information, please contact Ginny Kurz, Immediate Past President at


2015 Officers

President - Pat Nierstedt
President Elect - Jessica Trivett
Treasurer - Fran Spinda
Secretary - Maggie Thornton
Immediate past President - Ginny Kurz


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Chapter Officers

Pat Nierstedt, President

Pat Nierstedt MS, RN, CEN is the 2013 Immediate past President.  She has been involved in the Emergency Nursing Association for many years on a chapter, state and national level. She has been on the NJENA executive board fro the past 5 years serving as Secretary (2009 – 2010), President-Elect in 2011 and President in 2012. She serves on the Program committee for the annual ECC conference.