Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
The NLN announced the results of its annual Board of Governors (BOG) elections at its 2013 Education Summit on September 20. Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, the senior associate dean of academic programs at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in Tuscaloosa, assumed the NLN presidency, the anticipated conclusion to her service these past two years as president-elect. Dr. Adams will serve as the League’s president until 2015.
In her inaugural address to the NLN membership during the recent Summit, Dr. Adams thanked past and present NLN leadership for their support during her tenure as president-elect and expressed excitement about taking the helm of the BOG at an important juncture in the League’s history:
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be standing here today as the next president of the National League for Nursing. It is particularly special for me to begin this service as the NLN makes its home here in DC,” she said, noting, “Through the NLN Centers for Nursing Education, we will better engage our membership, strengthen our communication abilities, and provide resources and support in the areas of nursing education research, transformational leadership, care of the older adult, global health, preparing faculty for cultivating a diverse workforce, create innovative teaching strategies and advanced use of technology, promote successful academic progression models, and provide assessment and evaluation tools.
“The League represents everything that I believe in,” Dr. Adams continued, “both in relation to nursing education and to nursing education research. I strongly support the fact that this organization represents quality nursing education for all types of nursing programs.”
Concluding in a jaunty tone, perhaps reflective of her Southern roots, the Alabama nurse educator observed, “SWAGGER is behaving in a very confident man
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