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NLN Ambassadors to Help Keep Constituents Up-To-Date on NLN Programs and Activities and the NLN Informed on Nurse Faculty Issues and Concerns

Program Will Spread Word to Faculty and Educational Leaders in All Schools of Nursing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2006

New York, NY.... The new NLN Ambassador Program, beginning this fall, will engage NLN members in efforts to keep faculty and educational leaders in all schools of nursing informed about the National League for Nursing's initiatives, grant opportunities, member involvement activities, and member benefits. Explains NLN CEO Dr. Ruth Corcoran, "We want to make it as easy as possible for our members to let us know about their concerns and issues. And we want all nurse faculty and all schools of nursing to know what the NLN has to offer."

The inaugural group will serve through 2008. It comprises 126 members teaching in all types of nursing programs - practical nurse, associate degree, diploma, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral - and representing schools of nursing in 36 states.

NLN ambassadors will help ensure that their faculty colleagues receive all communications from the NLN, and encourage them to: participate in NLN professional development programs, apply for research grants, and submit abstracts for the annual Education Summit and manuscripts to the NLN's peer-reviewed Nursing Education Perspectives, volunteer for task groups and special committees, run for elected positions, nominate colleagues for awards, and complete research surveys. Ambassadors will answer questions about the NLN and refer their colleagues to the appropriate NLN staff person when necessary.

Ambassadors will continue to be appointed to meet the goal of one NLN ambassador in every school of nursing. Concludes Dr. Corcoran, "We are confident that the insights we gain will help guide the work of the National League for Nursing."

For more information about the NLN Ambassador Program, please contact NLN chief program officer, Dr. Terry Valiga, at 212-812-0383, tvaliga@nln.org.

Editors and reporters: : For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376, kklestzick@nln.org.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 18,000 individual and 1100 institutional members.

 

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