Joanne Noone Named NLN Ambassador to Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing
Program Facilitates Communication Between National League for Nursing and Nurse Educators
Dr. Noone is undergraduate faculty at the SON’s Ashland campus and has been there for four years.
It is anticipated that, as do all NLN Ambassadors, Dr. Noone will encourage colleagues at the SON to participate in NLN professional development programs; apply for research grants; submit abstracts for the annual Education Summit and manuscripts to the NLN's peer-reviewed journal, Nursing Education Perspectives; volunteer for task groups and special committees; run for elected office; nominate colleagues for awards; and complete research surveys. She will be prepared to answer any questions other faculty or administrators have about the NLN and, when necessary, refer them to the appropriate NLN staff person.
The NLN Ambassador Program was established in the fall of 2006 with an initial cadre of 126 members who teach in all types of nursing programs – practical nurse, associate degree, diploma, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral. Today there are over 700 ambassadors representing schools of nursing in 50 states and 5 countries. New ones are appointed twice a year to meet the goal of having one NLN Ambassador in every school of nursing. Observed Dr. Malone, "We are confident that the insights gained through this valuable relationship will help make the NLN more responsive to the needs of our dedicated nurse educators."
information about the NLN Ambassador Program, please contact NLN Director,
Membership and Excellence Initiatives, Tish Hess, at
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Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 28,000 individual and over 1,100 institutional members.