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The Voice of Nursing Education

Massachusetts/Rhode Island


Welcome to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing!

In December 2016, the MARILN Board of Directors approved our Strategic Plan for 2017.  Building on our successes, we continue, “To promote and implement the mission of the NLN, Inc., which is to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse workforce at the constituent level.” As the new president of MARILN, I am pleased to provide this plan to you, our membership and valued colleagues.

My name is Pat Demers and my term is 2017-2018.  In keeping with our By Laws, JoAnn Mulready-Shick is the President-Elect and will serve as the president in 2019-2020. This approach to leadership, in conjunction with our Board of Directors and Administrative Assistant, provides stability and continuance for our work, mission, and vision.  Additionally, we are committed to the NLN core values: caring, integrity, diversity and excellence.

As part of our continued commitment to professional development, we will sponsor two exciting educational offerings this year.  In April, Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow will present Issues Confronting Nursing Faculty Today.  This has been a topic of interest as faculty face legal dilemmas in the classroom and clinical environment.  In October, Dr. Judy Herman will discuss Test Construction. This, conference has had many requests.  Lastly, we will continue to develop and showcase “Mini- Workshops” presented by our members for our members.  We hope this approach will allow more variety and opportunities for directed, educational offerings.

Please join Board of Directors, in our journey, as we strive for excellence, diversity, caring and integrity.

Pat Demers, MS, MPH, RN, NE-BC, CNE
Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing

Current News:
"Identifying and Describing Nurse Faculty Workload Issues: A Looming Faculty Shortage" by Nancy Phoenix Bittner and Cynthia Francis Bechtel (June 2017)
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