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Registration Opens for the NLN 2019 Education Summit The NLN North Star: Purpose, Power & Passion

April 18, 2019

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Press Contact: Jane Calem Rosen
Registration Opens for the NLN 2019 Education Summit The NLN North Star:
Purpose, Power & Passion

Thursday–Saturday, September 26–28
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

Best Rates: Early Bird Registration Through May 31
Washington, DC, April 18, 2019 — The nursing education community will be guided by the National League for Nursing's unique glittering North Star: Purpose, Power & Passion, the theme of the NLN's 2019 Education Summit, September 26–28, at National Harbor's Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just south of Washington, D.C. Participants will learn how the League's exceptional past has served as the foundation for its innovative present, which points the way toward a transformative future shaped by the NLN's unwavering dedication and commitment to excellence in nursing education.

The comprehensive three-day conference provides nurse educators with opportunities for collaboration, professional development, innovation, scholarship and service. "I look forward to personally welcoming colleagues, friends and associates to National Harbor for the 2019 NLN Education Summit," said NLN President G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, professor and associate vice chancellor/chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Alexander will offer her Valedictory Address on Saturday morning during the National Faculty Meeting, followed by the inauguration of NLN President-Elect Patricia Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, ANEF, a professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group.

In addition, "Participants will meet key influencers, experts and leaders in nursing education who will inspire them to incorporate newly learned content into nursing education programs across the nation," said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Pre-Summit Workshops on CNEA prep are offered Thursday. Summit participants can also earn up to 16 continuing education credits by attending the entire event. First-time Summit attendees are encouraged to attend "Navigating the Summit," a special welcome and orientation session on Thursday afternoon, just before the official opening session.

The concurrent sessions are listed at the 2019 Summit's dedicated microsite for participants to select what they'd like to attend, based on individual needs and interests. In addition to the Summit site, a wealth of information will be made available on the popular Summit app when it launches. From the veteran educator to neophytes, there will something for everyone.

Conference sessions and program focus areas include: Leadership in Nursing Education › Certification & Recognition › Legal & Ethical Reasoning › Inter-Professional Education › Workforce Trends › Evidence-Based Teaching Practice › Assessment & Evaluation › Diversity & Global Engagement › Concept-Based Learning in Clinical Environments › Coaching & Debriefing › Nursing Education Research › Public Policy & Advocacy › Item Writing › Nurse Residency › Core Competencies › Accreditation › Advancing Care Excellence › Scholarly Writing for Publication › Simulation & Technology › and Curriculum Design.

In addition to the Summit's full schedule of outstanding presentations, workshops, symposia, and poster sessions, participants will not want to miss these other highlights:
  • Keynote Address and President's Award: Thursday, September 26, 4–6 p.m.
  • Debra L. Spunt Lecture, funded by Laerdal Medical: Saturday, 8:15 a.m.: The Power of Simulation as an Education Disruptor with Dr. KT Waxman
  • CEO Summit Address: Friday, 11 a.m., followed by the presentation of scholarships, research grants and Constituent League Awards
  • National Faculty Meeting: Saturday, 10 a.m., featuring Dr. Philip Dickison, chief officer of operations and examinations for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • National Business Meeting and Inauguration of New NLN President: Saturday, 11 a.m.
  • Honors Convocation: Saturday, 6 p.m. to announce and celebrate the NLN Centers of Excellence; winners of the prestigious named NLN Awards; and Induction of the 2018 Class of Fellows into the NLN Academy for Nursing Education
  • President's Gala Reception: Saturday, 7 p.m., a lively conclusion to the 2019 Summit
As in years past, the 2019 Summit will be an occasion to celebrate professional achievement, an opportunity for formal and informal networking and mentoring, and just plain have fun. Doctoral students are eligible for a discounted registration rate at what is again anticipated to be an at-capacity gathering. Early registration is advised for all.

Complete information, including online registration, may be found at
About the National League for Nursing
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 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.
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