ASORN Local Chapters
Boston Pilgrim Chapter
Patricia R. Ruggles, RN
1 Applewood Court, Bourne, MA 02532
H: (508) 759-2172
(Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, North Virginia)
Ann E. Roberts, RN, BSN
519 Epsom Rd Unit 1C , Towson, MD 21286-2950
H: (410) 583-2257 W: (410) 955-5720 F: (410) 955-0697
Kansas City Chapter
Elisa McKay, CRNA, CRNO, MA, EdS, SGRN
1900 E 55th Street, Mission Hills, KS 66208
H: (913) 262-2277
St. Louis Chapter
Genevieve Ann Mason, RN, CRNO
904 Oklahoma Ave, Ballwin, MO 63021
H: (636) 227-6204
"Most of the time I feel like a tiny speck in a huge world where no one speaks my language (ophthalmology language). Here I have camaraderie.
ASORN membership provides my continuing education resources and keeps me 'up' on all the new 'stuff'. You speak my language. But mostly ASORN provides a voice for this 'tiny speck'. I believe there is power in numbers. Too often ophthalmology is discounted - until we are needed. Compared to other healthcare specialties our numbers are small.
Often patients see CRNO on my badge and ask what it means. With pride and confidence I assure them that it means their eye nurse is educated, devoted, and by maintaining certification I keep current on issues relevant to their care. That would not be possible without ASORN."
- ASORN Member Juli Young, RN, CRNO
While in school, I've been impressed with the need for evidence-based nursing and getting information from 'those who know best' ...........
Before coming to the VA, I was the manager of SPD at my hospital and would certainly have appreciated having a copy of the ASORN's manual on taking care of eye instruments. After learning about TASS I decided to re-write our policy. ..........
Thank you so much for all you do, it's so important. I happily received all your encouragement and help today, it's been a great boost to my spirit.
-Ann, ASORN Member