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New York, NY - March 26, 2012 - Nurse educators from New York, upstate and downstate, east to west, representing all types of nursing programs, from diploma and associate through doctoral, have come together to form the newest addition to the National League for Nursing Constituent League family: the New York League for Nursing (NYLN).

The impetus for its launch came during the 2011 NLN Education Summit, said Karin Pantel, MSN, RN, CNE, founding NYLN president and faculty member at Sullivan County Community College. A core group then met in Syracuse in January for an initial planning session with Tish Hess, MS, RN, director of membership and recognition programs at the NLN whose portfolio includes the constituent leagues.

As strategic planning for the NYLN gets underway, members have already expressed opinions about what issues are of particular concern to nurse educators in the state that can serve as immediate goals. Among them, according to Ms. Pantel, is the need to make more nurse educators aware of the content and implications of the groundbreaking report published in 2010 by the Institute of Medicine, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." Said Ms. Pantel, "We would like to explore and meet with the many vital organizations and commissions formed or forming in New York State, to eliminate duplication, as nurse educators articulate a cohesive educational strategy to achieve the changes advised by the IOM."

NYLN board member Lauren E. O'Hare, EdD, RN, an associate professor of nursing at the Evelyn Spiro School of Nursing at Wagner College in New York City, commented, "I believe that the New York league will give us all an opportunity to have a clearer understanding of the IOM report and its applicability to the many types and ways we educate nursing students. As strategic planning continues, we are excited to enhance and promote educational excellence. I am honored to be a part of the NLN family and help effectuate change and collaboration among nurse educators."

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