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Affiliated Constituent Leagues

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The National League for Nursing has twenty-six affiliated constituent leagues, serving thirty states. These state affiliates support the NLN at the local level by promoting excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce.

Affiliated Constituent Leagues

Alabama Missouri**
Arizona Nebraska
California New Jersey
Connecticut New York
District of Columbia/Maryland North Carolina
Florida Ohio*
Illinois Oklahoma
Iowa Pennsylvania
Kentucky South Carolina
Louisiana Texas
Massachusetts/Rhode Island Virginia
Michigan West Virginia

*Includes Tennessee
** Includes Kansas and Arkansas

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Constituent League Presidents and Officers

Thirty-three league representatives and CL Leadership Committee members (not all pictured) attended the Constituent League Workshops held prior to the opening of the 2013 NLN Education Summit in Washington, DC.

Formation of Affiliated Constituent Leagues

The NLN encourages our members to get involved at the local level to advance the League’s mission. If there is no constituent league in your area, and you have a local interested group of nurse educators, you may be ready to start your own affiliated constituent league of the National League for Nursing. Download the Constituent League Formation Toolkit for details on starting a state league.

To download an application and the Guidelines for the Formation of an NLN Affiliated Constituent League, click here. For further information or questions, email

Constituent League Leadership Committee

This committee shall serve as a national forum where constituent leagues may exchange ideas, discuss action taken and problems encountered, and make recommendations. It shall provide guidance and direction to its membership and constituent leagues. It may also serve to advise the Board of Governors of the National League for Nursing.

Ann Cook, PhD, RN (Chair) University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Kellie Bassell, EdD, MSN, RN Palm Beach State College
Connie Booth, MSN, RN, CNE Des Moines Area Community College
Linda Carpenter, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN University of Texas at Austin
Ellen Freeman, MS, RN, CNE Three Rivers Community College
JoAnn Mulready-Shick, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF University of Massachusetts-Boston
Connie Wilson, EdD, RN, CNE - Board of Governors Liaison
Tish Hess, National League for Nursing, Constituent Leagues Staff Liaison

For questions pertaining to the NLN Affiliated Leagues, email:


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