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National League for Nursing Unveils NLN DataviewTM


Research Data Now Accessible to All via NLN Website Featuring Downloadable Graphs and Tables from Key NLN Data Reports

Available as PDFs, MS Powerpoint Slides, MS Excel Charts, and JPG Images


New York, NY — March 12, 2009 — As part of its continuing efforts to make vital nursing and nurse faculty workforce data accessible to decision-makers in both the public and private arenas, the National League for Nursing has created the web-based NLN DataViewTM at

"The role of research in meeting todays challenges cannot be underestimated," observed NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. "The League obtains data from the full spectrum of nursing programs, from LPN to doctorates, creating a true picture of nursing education and contributing to an exact understanding of the importance of the nursing workforce today and tomorrow."

Visitors to the NLN DataViewTM page can search for and download graphs in various formats that cast a wide lens on all types of pre-licensure nursing programs, including the 1000-plus programs offering diploma and associate nursing degrees. The graphs illustrate essential data about applications, admissions, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates; and provide a comprehensive demographic profile of the current student population including ethnic-racial identity, gender, and age. Navigation is eased by generous use of thumbnail illustrations and a keyword search box on each page for quick and accurate data retrieval.

Said NLN president Dr. Elaine Tagliareni, "We are thrilled that we are able to make these data easily accessible to the health care community and to the experts and policymakers who are assessing the issues facing Americas health care system."

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, 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. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 29,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members who represent all types of nursing education programs.