The New Jersey State Nurses Association welcomed a new vice president and secretary to its Board of Directors at a swearing in ceremony.

Mary Ellen Levine, a Hopatcong resident, was elected to the role of vice president. She serves as a hospice nurse Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Sparta and an adjunct professor at Caldwell University.

“It is my goal to promote organization membership and professional involvement with regards to the direction of nursing practice and health care policy,” said Levine. “I look forward to serving during this exciting time and having an impact on all New Jersey nurses, the practice of nursing and patient care.”

NJSNA, which was established in 1901, is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. 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. NJSNA’s lobbying arm continues to protect the nursing profession through legislative victories. 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.

For more information, nurses can visit njsna.org or contact NJSNA at njsna@njsna.org or (609) 883-5335.