New York, NY — February 21, 2013 —
The National League for Nursing leadership today announced plans for a new accreditation department in response to the needs of the nursing education community and the nursing profession. On February 19, 2013, the NLN Board of Governors reaffirmed the intent to move forward with the development of this critical initiative.
"The NLN's mission to advance the health of the nation cannot be achieved without a commitment to the best nursing education possible," said NLN president Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF. "The League's new accreditation department will help achieve that goal."
Added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, "This transformative initiative is another facet of the NLN's upcoming move to Washington, DC. It is essential that our new NLN Home for Transformative Excellence encompasses the full spectrum of nursing education and includes accreditation services that are permeated with the League's core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence."
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 37,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education
and health care organizations.