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Volume III - Issue 02
April 2009
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KEEPING YOU
INFORMED

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NLNAC PREPARES FOR
ATLANTA RELOCATION

  

What an exciting time for the
NLNAC as we begin the
transition to our new home in
Atlanta, Georgia!
  
Our new address:

  

3343 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
P. 404.975.5000
F. 404.975.5020
www.nlnac.org

  

The office is located in the
Atlanta Financial Center,
a landmark building
at the heart of Buckhead,
and will open
Monday, June 1, 2009.
   
Please be advised
that the NLNAC
New York office
will continue to operate
until June 1, 2009.

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NLNAC Directory of Accredited Programs
   
 
  

THE 2009 NLNAC DIRECTORY
OF ACCREDITED
NURSING PROGRAMS
  

Scheduled to ship directly to all
NLNAC accredited programs.
Look for it in the mail
.
  
Available for purchase
online in CD Format at
nlnac.org/publication.htm

  

Directory information
is accurate as of January 1, 2009

Dr. Sharon TannerDR. SHARON J. TANNER APPOINTED AS PRIMARY NEGOTIATOR FOR NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING COMMITTEE UNDER THE DOE
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).The US Department of Education (DOE) established five negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations under Title IV of the amended HEA. Dr. Sharon Tanner, NLNAC Executive Director, has been appointed to serve as the primary negotiator representing specialized accrediting agencies of the Accreditation Team. The negotiated rulemaking process will be used to implement some of the law through new or revised regulations, while other areas will be regulated through the usual process of public comment or as technical changes. Under negotiated rulemaking, the DOE works in collaboration with representatives of the parties significantly affected by the regulations. The NLNAC Board of Commissioners congratulates Dr. Tanner on this prestigious position.

PresentationsNLNAC - ACTIVE IN NURSING EDUCATION
The NLNAC continues to reach out to all nursing programs with ongoing participation in groups and discussions, speaking engagements, and presentations related to current issues in nursing education. This spring, the NLNAC participates in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Roundtable Discussions convened by the Department of Health and Human Services to examine the impact of DNP programs in nursing education. We are also continuing our work with the APRN Consensus Work Group and APRN Joint Dialogue Group on the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education. In addition, the NLNAC will be presenting the 2008 Standards and Criteria at the Minnesota Health Educators Conference, sponsored by HealthForce Minnesota, to encourage accreditation for associate and practical nursing programs; and at The Road to Successful Accreditation presented by the Association of Diploma Schools and Professional Nursing.

Las Vegas Self-Study Forum DESTINATION LAS VEGAS!
NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR
THE FALL 2009 SELF-STUDY FORUM

Attendance at the Self-Study Forums continues at record numbers. The 2009 Forums in Dallas and New Orleans welcomed 600 nurse administrators and faculty from all types of nursing programs. In response to the tremendous number of requests for another Forum in 2009, NLNAC is thrilled to announce the offering of a third Self-Study Forum this October 14-15, 2009, at the world-renowned Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is limited space at this Forum, so you are encouraged to register early to ensure your participation. To register online, go to www.nlnac.org/forms/SSForum.asp or call the NLNAC office at 800.669.1656 ext.153.

JOIN US IN WELCOMING TWO NEW MEMBERS TO THE NLNAC STAFF
Vivian Yates, PhD, RN, CNS, comes to the NLNAC with thirty years of experience in the nursing profession. Dr. Yates has a background in clinical nursing, academia, and nursing administration. Prior to joining the NLNAC, she taught in the practical and associate degree nursing programs at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, and the RN to BSN/MSN program at the University of Akron in Akron, OH. Her background also includes leadership and management experience in academic settings, healthcare service areas, and professional organizations. She has served as an NLNAC program evaluator since 1997 and has also been a member of the Evaluation Review Panels. Dr. Vivian Yates
PATRICIA M. BARLOW joins NLNAC as the Assistant to the Executive Director, providing support to the Board of Commissioners and NLNAC professional staff in addition to Dr. Sharon Tanner. Patricia comes to NLNAC with 17 years of experience working with specialty nursing organizations. Prior to joining NLNAC, she worked in governance and administration at Dancy, Puetz & Associates, an association management company that provides professional management services for nursing associations. In addition to serving as a senior staff member working with governing boards and committees for the firm’s clients for ten years, Patricia worked in publications, special projects, event planning, and membership services. Patricia Barlow
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