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National League for Nursing to Launch NLN Speaker Consultant Bureau

National League for Nursing To Launch NLN Speaker/Consultant Bureau  

New Service to Schools of Nursing Kicked Off at NLN's Annual Education Summit in Phoenix, September 26 - 29


October 3, 2007 — New York, NY — The National League for Nursing has announced an expansion of its educational programming services and faculty development resources to its membership with the creation of the NLN Speaker/Consultant Bureau. The bureau will be officially launched at the organizations annual Education Summit taking next week.

"Our goal is to link the best nurse educators in the field with schools and faculty interested in fostering professional development and raising their standards of excellence in teaching, research, student mentoring/advising, and any other area that impacts the preparation of our graduates," said Dr. Beverly Malone, the NLNs CEO, in describing the rationale for this new service. "We often receive requests for speakers, presenters, and consultants on topics essential to support and promote professional excellence, and now we can be responsive to these," she added.

With its announcement at the four-day gathering that each year attracts a significant percentage of the NLNs national membership, NLN leadership hopes to influence many more nurse educators who are experienced presenters to take advantage of the opportunity to be part of this exciting initiative.

Additional information for those interested in engaging a speaker or consultant or joining the NLN Speaker/Consultant Bureau can be found at

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, contact Karen R. Klestzick, chief communications officer, at 212-812-0376 or

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, 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 23,000 individual and 1,100 institutional members.