NLN Speakers Bureau

The National League for Nursing can provide personalized consulting services designed to improve systems across the entire organization. Individualized assessments will identify the needs and opportunities, followed by crafting custom intervention plans encompassing a broad spectrum of expertise, including areas such as stakeholder management, artificial intelligence (AI), accreditation support, program assessment and evaluation, curriculum enhancement, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), incivility and conflict resolution, leadership development, well-being—and many more.

Hear from the experts! Speakers can engage either in-person or virtually for keynote addresses, panel discussions, guest lectures, or for any combination of events that may be needed. These speakers have a wealth of knowledge and practical advice to share from decades of having served in multiple leadership roles—executive, faculty, and research—in higher education, public service, business, and health care. 

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Consulting & Speaking Topics

Professional Development

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership
  • Keynote
  • Mission-Aligned Business
  • Motivational
  • Graduation
  • Competency-Based Education

Nursing Education

Enhancing Nursing Education
Scholarly Activities
Clinical Education
Program Assessment & Quality Improvement
Leadership Development

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  • Overall Principles & Practices
  • Media Relations
  • Website Development
  • Social Media

Rates are customized based on the scope of the in-person or virtual event. Contact us for an estimate.

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Beverly Malone
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN
NLN President & CEO

Areas of Expertise:

  • Commencement and Keynote Speeches
  • Global Health
  • Leadership
  • Power
  • Mentoring
  • Structural Racism & Health Disparities
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Implicit Bias
  • Enhancing Nursing Education
  • Wellness & Burnout
  • Climate & Decarbonization in the Health Care Sector
  • Mission-Aligned Business
  • National & Global Perspectives on Mental Health Nursing
  • Reducing Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations
  • Faculty Issues
Linda Christensen speaker
Linda Christensen, EdD, JD, MSN, RN, CNE, FAAN
NLN Chief Legal Officer

Areas of Expertise:

  • Nursing Education Law
Janice Brewington - speaker
Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN
NLN Chief Program Officer

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership
  • Politics of Organizational Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Assessment
Teresa Shellenbarger
Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, CNEcl, ANEF
NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) Executive Director

Areas of Expertise:

  • Program Assessment and Evaluation
  • Accreditation
  • Continuous Quality Improvement in Nursing Education
  • Curriculum Development, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Clinical Nursing Education
  • Nurse Educator Competency
  • Nursing Faculty Role Preparation
  • Faculty Issues
  • Nursing Student Issues
  • Evidence-based Teaching Practices
  • Teaching & Learning Strategies in Nursing Education
  • Writing for Publication
Larry Simmons
Larry Simmons, RN, PhD, CNE, NEA-BC, CGNC, ICE-CCP, FAAN
NLN Senior Director of Credentialing

Areas of Expertise:

  • Test Construction
  • Test Item Writing
  • Role Competency Development
  • Credentialing
  • Certification
Sandra Davis
Sandra Davis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC, FAANP
NLN Deputy Chief Director of the NLN/Walden University College of Nursing Institute for Social Determinants of Health & Social Change

Areas of Expertise:

  • Social & Structural Determinants of Health
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
  • Antiracism
  • Health Inequities
  • Social Justice
  • Implicit Bias
  • Microaggressions
  • Incivility
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Politics
  • Faculty Issues
  • Trust, Power & Authority
  • Enhancing Nursing Education
  • Climate as a Social Determinant of Health
  • Global Nursing Education
Dodie Serafini
Dodie Serafini MSN, PhD, RN, CNE
NLN Director of Assessment Services

Areas of Expertise:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Leadership Development (Nursing Faculty, Directors & Deans)
  • Evaluations of Student Competence, Course Objectives & Programmatic Outcomes
  • Transition to Practice
  • Teaching & Learning Methods to Engage the Adult Learner
  • Construction of Formative & Summative Assessments
Kellie Bryant
Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN
NLN Director of the Center for Innovation in Education Excellence

Areas of Expertise:

  • Simulation-Based Education
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Implicit Bias Training 
  • Designing Simulation Centers
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) 
Jennifer Chicca
Jennifer (Jenny) Chicca, PhD, RN, CNE, CNEcl
NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) Deputy Director

Areas of Expertise:

  • Enhancing Nursing Education – Research, Accreditation
  • Graduate Nursing Education
  • Best Practices in Teaching & Learning
  • Preceptorships in Nursing Education
  • Faculty Development
  • Nursing Professional Development
  • Scholarly Activities – Peer Reviews, Publishing, Presenting
  • Experienced Nurses in the Clinical Setting – Transitions, Issues, Supports
  • Generational Issues
Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
NLN Deputy Chief Communications Officer

Areas of Expertise:

  • Communications Principles & Practices
  • Media Relations
  • Website Development
  • Social Media