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National League for Nursing Celebrates National Nurses Week

May 6, 2019

For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Jane Calem Rosen
National League for Nursing Celebrates
National Nurses Week May 6–12

Week-long Social Media Blitz Highlights NLN Support for Individuals and Institutions in Nursing and Nursing Education
Washington, DC, May 6, 2019 — As National Nurses Week kicks off, the National League for Nursing has launched a social media campaign and website landing page to raise awareness of the many ways that the league supports students, nurses, nurse faculty, deans and directors of nursing programs across the spectrum of higher education, and leaders in nursing education.

With more than 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members that include community colleges, four-year baccalaureate and master's colleges, and doctoral-granting/research universities, the NLN's reach is considerable. Tens of thousands more follow the NLN's activities through social media, making the NLN a powerful champion for nursing education.

"We wanted to take this opportunity to showcase how the National League for Nursing works to advance excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce prepared to deliver outstanding, inclusive, culturally sensitive patient care in today's sophisticated, dynamic health care environment," 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.

Added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, "As patients and their families may show their appreciation this week for the nurses who have touched their lives, the National League for Nursing wanted to join the chorus. The League honors the vital role nurses play, often as first responders to acute emergencies and in helping manage chronic health conditions, particularly in underserved communities where access to medical care may be limited."

Tying in with the American Nurses Association 2019 theme for National Nurses Week, 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate, the NLN is highlighting some key statistics of its own:
  • More than $265,000 in NLN Foundation research grants and scholarships for continuing higher education in nursing awarded since 2016
  • More than 300 alumni of the NLN's Leadership Institute since 2010, cultivating professional leadership development for aspiring, emerging, and seasoned nurse faculty and deans
  • More than 1,400 attendees at the NLN's annual Education Summit, where nursing students, faculty, deans, administrators, and health care executives from affiliated health care institutions network and learn from leading scholars and educators about best practices and advances in nursing education
Find the NLN's digital campaign celebrating National Nurses Week on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram by clicking on the social media icons at
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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, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at
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