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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

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New Jersey State Nurses Association Names New CEO

Livingston, NJ, August 16, 2015 New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) has appointed Judith E. Schmidt, RN, MSN, ONC, CCRN, as its new chief executive officer.

“Judith is a dedicated nursing leader committed to NJSNA who has served as an exemplary role model,” said Norma L Rodgers, BSN, RN, CCR, president of NJSNA, and Institute for Nursing (IFN).

“She has exhibited leadership under pressure in a constantly changing professional association environment,” Rodgers said.  “She handles challenges with grace, patience and a level head.  I look forward to working with her as CEO to sustain and grow NJSNA.”

Schmidt is the immediate past president of NJSNA, and has been serving as the interim chief executive officer since December 2014.

A long time NJSNA member, Schmidt has been elected to many leadership positions, such as American Nurses Association delegate, NJSNA vice president and NJSNA Region 6 president.

As a NJSNA past president, she served as chairman of the association’s foundation, the Institute for Nursing.  In addition, Schmidt is a member of the Philippine Nurses Association and National League for Nursing.

For more than three decades, Schmidt has practiced at Community Medical Center in Toms River, where she is currently the nurse educator for the night shift staff.

A Seton Hall University College of Nursing MSN graduate, Schmidt was awarded a BSN by Stockton State College and AAS in nursing at Ocean County College.

The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) represents the interests of 125,000 registered nurses and advanced practice nurses as an advocate for the nursing profession.  Its nonprofit foundation, Institute for Nursing, helps nurses further their careers by providing continuing education, scholarships and research grants in addition to invaluable networking opportunities.

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