President's Report
 
Looking Back at 2010 and Forward into 2011

2010
  • 2010 Annual Report completed and submitted in January of 2011. Received recommendation for full status based on compliance of all standards and requirements for NLN Affiliation.
  • Board held meetings throughout the year with most being conference calls.
  • A total of 33 members during the year.

    Events:
    • NEW: Spring Journal Article Discussion held in May with dinner at Parker’s Smokehouse and discussion related to Nursing Education Perspectives articles focusing on clinical evaluation.
    • Co-sponsored 5th Annual Nurse Educator Seminar CEU event with Southeast Community College: Simulation 101.
    • $250 Education Stipend given to CSM doctoral student.
    • 2nd Annual Excellence in Nursing Education Showcase in September with seven poster presenters.
2011
  • Annual Meeting held in February at Clarkson College. NLN testing services presented their products and provided light meal at the meeting.
  • Nomination and elections held in February/March, new board includes faculty from Southeast Community College AND program in Lincoln.
  • Spring Journal Article Discussion held in early April with dinner at a Mazatlan II in Lincoln and discussion related to Nursing Education Perspectives articles focusing on the future of nursing education and changes to current curriculums.
Upcoming Events:
  • Education Stipend to be given in June 2011
  • Another Journal Article Discussion Dinner during the Summer
  • 3rd Annual Excellence in Nursing Education Showcase in Omaha in the Fall

Respectfully submitted,
Kassie McKenny, MSN, RN, CNE
NeLN President

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