NLN Celebrates America’s Nurses & Nurse Educators in National Nurses Month

NLN Celebrates America’s Nurses & Nurse Educators in National Nurses Month

Public Service Campaign Will Highlight the Role of Nursing Education in Advancing the Nation’s Health Care

Washington, DC — With National Nurses Month beginning today, the National League for Nursing will honor the nation’s nursing workforce and the nurse educators who set them on the path to success with a special public service campaign, Celebrating America’s Nurses and Nurse Educators. Campaign messages will appear in print and online and in radio and TV spots across the country as well as posted on the League website and social media channels.

This year’s campaign coincides with the 130th celebration of the National League for Nursing, the nation’s first nursing association and the leading voice for nursing education, launched during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The 2023 NLN Education Summit will highlight the League’s landmark anniversary tribute to nurses and nurse educators with the theme of Extraordinary Nurse Educators Leading in Extraordinary Times. The NLN Summit will be held at National Harbor near Washington, DC, September 28-30. The full schedule is now online.

The National League for Nursing proudly stands with our partner organizations in nursing and affiliated stakeholders in health care to applaud the vitality of nursing today,” said NLN Chair Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, interim associate dean of academic affairs at Michigan State University in Lansing. “This month we will highlight the rewards of a career in nursing education to encourage an expansion of nurse faculty, which is key to addressing the shortage of nurses that continues to affect our health care systems and threaten public health.”

As nursing continues to lead with caring, integrity, diversity and inclusion, excellence, and daring ingenuity, heralding the advent of artificial intelligence and other technological innovations to support patient care, the National League for Nursing is pleased to spotlight the role of nursing education in promoting health care excellence and improving patient outcomes,” said NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN FAAN.

To learn about National League for Nursing professional development initiatives and resources to support nurse educators, please visit



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 nearly 45,000 individual and over 1,000 institutional members, including nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at

May 1, 2023


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