Outstanding Leaders in Nursing Education Tapped by National League for Nursing to Receive NLN President's Award at Education Summit September 19-22, Anaheim, CA

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Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action; Courtney H. Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN, dean and professor of the UCLA School of Nursing; and Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, distinguished professor-university dean emerita of the Indiana University School of Nursing, will each receive the 2012 NLN President's Award for their significant contributions to advancing the health of the nation through excellence in nursing education and practice.

NLN Education Summit 2012

“Drs. Hassmiller, Lyder, and McBride are trailblazers, representing the vision, passion, and commitment to excellence necessary to advance nursing and health care in the United States,” said NLN president Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF.

The National League for Nursing is proud to announce the recipients of its coveted President's Award in advance of the presentation of the awards at the League's 2012 Education Summit, September 19-22 in Anaheim, California.

Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action; Courtney H. Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN, dean and professor of the UCLA School of Nursing; and Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, distinguished professor-university dean emerita of the Indiana University School of Nursing, will each receive the 2012 NLN President's Award for their significant contributions to advancing the health of the nation through excellence in nursing education and practice. Their accomplishments reflect the NLN's unwavering commitment to the league's four core values: caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence.

"The NLN President's Award reflects the priority the NLN gives to publicly recognizing leadership at a time and place designed to convey its importance to the widest possible audience of colleagues and peers in nursing education," noted NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RAN, FAAN. The annual four-day summit is the premier event for nurse educators, deans, and administrators of nursing schools across the spectrum of higher education, and executives of health care organizations to hear from leading scholars as everyone gathers for seminars, poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and professional networking.

"Drs. Hassmiller, Lyder, and McBride are trailblazers, representing the vision, passion, and commitment to excellence necessary to advance nursing and health care in the United States. With this award we salute their impressive leadership and remarkable achievements attained over a lifetime in nursing," said NLN president Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF. Dr. Halstead is to present the awards to Drs. Hassmiller and McBride at the Summit's opening session on Wednesday evening, September 19. Dr. Lyder will be recognized at the NLN Banquet, following the President's Reception, beginning at 6:15 pm on Friday, September 21. In honor of Dr. Lyder, the UCLA School of Nursing has announced its sponsorship of this year's banquet.

For complete information on the NLN Summit 2012, visit http://www.nln.org/summit/index.htm. For questions regarding registration, please call the NLN Summit Registration Hotline: 1-800-321-6338. Again this year, as a thank-you for using online registration, the NLN will place names in a drawing for an outstanding selection of valuable prizes.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer Karen R. Klestzick at 212-812-0376.

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 faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 37,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members who represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education.

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