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The mission of the New York League for Nursing is to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation’s health at the constituent level


     "The impetus for the launch of the NYLN came during the 2011 NLN Education Summit”, said Karin Pantel, EdD, RN, CNE, founding NYLN president. A core group met in January, 2012 on a snowy day for an initial planning session. Together, an amazing group of dedicated and passionate nurses and nurse educators collaborated to set a foundation for the NYLN that was sustainable.  A core belief was the necessity of bringing affordable and accessible resources to nurses and nurse educators at the ground level.  In the spring of 2014, the NYLN was granted full affiliate status as a constituent league of the NLN.  We also reached our goal of providing two educational offerings across the state.  In March, we focused on “Technologize your Teaching” in the Albany area, while in November, we considered “Building Bridges, Transforming Practice” in our first research conference.  We continue to strengthen relationships with partners across our state and look forward building a strong and diverse workforce to advance the nation’s health at the constituent level."


President:                           Patricia Burke PhD, RNC, CNE (March 2018-20)

  Jennifer (Jenna) Thate PhD, RN, MSN, CNE (March 2018-20)

Past-President:                  Diane Lew-Snider PhD, RN (March 2018-20)

:                           Karin Pantel  EdD, RN, CNE (March 2018-21)

Treasurer:                           Mary Jane Araldi MS, RN (March 2018-21)

Member Directors:

  • Josette Brodhead MS, RN, CNE (March 2018- March 2021)
  • Dawn Finney MSN, CNS, RN, PCCN (March 2017- March 2019)
  • Kim Hedley MS, RN, CPHQ (March 2016-March 2019)
  • Ellen Smith (March 2018-March 2021)
  • Barbara Rome MS, RN (March 2017- March 2020)
  • Lisa Schulte DNS, RN, CGRN (March 2017- March 2020)
  • Marge Reilly DNS, APRN, CNE (March 2018-March 2021) 


NYLN at the Future of Nursing Summit 2016

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