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Sixth Annual Immersion Experience

Sixth Annual Immersion Experience

The Co-creation of Transformational Leadership and Curriculum Innovation in Nursing Programs

New Orleans, Sunday, June 3-Thursday, June 7


New York, NY — March 14, 2012 — The National League for Nursing is proud to offer, for the sixth consecutive year, an in-depth opportunity for nurse faculty to develop and refine skills and insights that will propel their evolution as educators and leaders. The NLN Immersion Experience is an intensive five-day program exploring ways to lead transformation in nursing education. Nurse educators should come prepared with personal growth objectives and/or those of their schools and commit to making significant progress toward achieving these goals. The conference will be held Sunday-Thursday, June 3 -7 at this years NLN partnership site, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, in New Orleans.

League CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, will launch the conference with her keynote address at the opening dinner on Sunday evening. Said NLN president Dr. Judith Halstead, "Dr. Malone's presentation will be the perfect introduction to an intensive, productive week of investigating curricular innovations and creative leadership development.

Participants will choose to follow one of three specialty tracks designed to meet emergent needs of nurse educators. Addressing all of nursing educations core competencies, the tracks have been developed to facilitate implementation of creative strategies to transform nursing education.

Track I: Revise Your Curriculum: Innovative Teaching Strategies for the Classroom and Clinical

Track II: Building a Foundation: Facilitating Rapid Transition into Leadership Roles
Track III: Rethinking Nursing Education: Integrating Simulation to Teach for a Changing Health Care Environment

The Immersion Experience includes active engagement with teaching/learning strategies in the integration of innovative curricula in both classroom and clinical settings; discussion of how curricula reflect a schools mission/philosophy and current trends in nursing and health care; exploration of research topics related to the science of nursing education; time for networking with colleagues; and consultation with experts in the implementation of organizational change and leadership development. Participants will also work on individual and group (small and large) projects during the course of the week.

Complete information on the Immersion Experience, including program schedule, faculty bios, registration, and housing options, is available on the NLN website at:

Early registration is advised. Check-in will begin at noon on Sunday, June 3.

For more information about the program, please contact Jeannette Manchester at 212-812-0379;

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 professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 35,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations and agencies.