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National League for Nursing to Sponsor Back-to-Back Faculty Development Conferences, Highlighting NLN/Johnson & Johnson Faculty Leadership & Mentoring Project

National League for Nursing to Sponsor Back-to-Back Faculty Development Conferences, Highlighting NLN/Johnson & Johnson Faculty Leadership & Mentoring Project  

Sessions Focused on Research (January 8 - 9) & Leadership (January 10 - 11)  Omni Royal Hotel, French Quarter, New Orleans

Research Poster or Paper Abstracts/ Faculty Leadership Poster Abstracts Due Online Midnight, Monday, October 20


New York, NY — October 13, 2008 — The National League for Nursing will kick off the new year with an eye on faculty development, sponsoring Faculty Research & Leadership Conferences on consecutive days in January in New Orleans. In addition to a chance to spend two or four days enjoying the citys unique cuisine, architecture, and shopping, both conferences offer nurse educators outstanding opportunities for academic enrichment.

The Faculty Research Conference will spotlight the evidence-based practices that build the science of nursing education. The Faculty Leadership Conference, which follows, focuses on forging pathways to career advancement.

One highlight — a joint session for attendees of both conferences — on Saturday, January 10 will be a presentation of the NLN/Johnson & Johnson Faculty Leadership and Mentoring Project: Building Leaders in Nursing Education. In addition, conference keynote addresses will be delivered by Marilyn Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF and professor at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (A Look at the "Evidence" in Evidence-based Nursing Education); and Marsha Adams, DSN, RN, CNE, and member, NLN Board of Governors (The Leadership Deficit in Nursing Education: Averting a Disaster). Participants in the Leadership Conference will also hear from NLN president Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN and NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, who will conclude that session on Sunday, January 11.

"I urge my colleagues to join me in New Orleans this winter for what promises to be a terrific series of presentations and discussions surrounding the core values of scholarship and leadership in nursing education," said Dr. Malone. "We will be hearing from thought leaders and experts who undoubtedly will instruct and inspire."

The 2009 NLN Faculty Research Conference
Building the Science of Nursing Education: Attaining Excellence through Scholarship

This conference will:

  • Explore how research/scholarship can shape and facilitate the achievement of excellence in nursing education
  • Discuss ways in which faculty and students can contribute to developing the science of nursing education
  • Formulate strategies that facilitate ones evolution as a nursing education scholar
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges presented by designing and conducting large-group, collaborative studies

The submission of poster and paper abstracts are invited for the Faculty Research Conference. Up to 300 words are due online by midnight, Monday, October 20.

The 2009 NLN Faculty Leadership Conference
Developing Nurse Leaders: Shaping the Future of Nursing Education

Participants in this conference will be able to:

  • Distinguish the concept of leadership from that of management
  • Propose leadership strategies that will serve to shape a positive future for nursing education
  • Propose leadership skills for success in nursing education & administration
  • Examine the opportunities and challenges inherent in the role of nursing education leader
  • Formulate strategies for personal development as a leader in nursing education

Poster submissions are invited for the Faculty Leadership Conference, with abstracts of up to 300 words due online by midnight, Monday, October 20.

Participants may register for one or both conferences. Great savings apply when registering for both. For complete information, including conference highlights and registration materials, log onto:

Reporters/Editors: To arrange interviews, please 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 services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 28,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.