The Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN) celebrated its 65th Anniversary of doing business within the State of Connecticut with a "power-packed" luncheon by recognizing the accomplishments of 65 Nurses Over the Age of 65! "It was amazing to honor these nurses. Their collective impact on nursing and healthcare in Connecticut is truly profound!", shared Marcia Proto, CLN's Executive Director,"CLN is proud to have supported and served nursing & nursing education for the past 65 years in Connecticut."
Thinking how to celebrate CLN's 65th year in business, the CLN staff and leadership decided to craft a special recognition Campaign to be titled, "65 Over 65- Leaving Your Nursing Legacy in Connecticut". Then the CLN leadership decided to take this Campaign one-step-further to host a once-in-a-lifetime event to celebrate the contributions of these amazing men and women.
With the help of our members, CLN identified 65 such nursing leaders and compiled the history of each honoree and pictures taken at the beginning of their nursing careers as well as a current photo. Each honoree included a personal quote or pearl of wisdom that they wished to share which summed up their nursing career.
To see pictures of the day, visit our Facebook Album and to view those nurses honored scroll down.
All in attendance enjoyed the powerful keynote address given by Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges. Dr. Georges is professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is President of the National Black Nurses Foundation, serves on the Board of the Black Women's Health Study and R.A.I.N., Inc. In addition, Dr. Georges holds the role of President of the National Board of AARP so it was fitting for CLN to recognize her as the final honoree, the 65th of 65 in our 65 over 65 Leaving Your Nursing Legacy Campaign! Dr. Georges is professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is President of the National Black Nurses Foundation, serves on the Board of the Black Women's Health Study and R.A.I.N., Inc.
In addition, Dr. Georges holds the role of President of the National Board of AARP so it was fitting for CLN to recognize her as the final honoree, the 65th of 65 in our 65 over 65 Leaving Your Nursing Legacy Campaign!
Honorees listed in order of date honored.
View all 65 over 65 by clicking on file below.
Congratulations, Susan Deane, EdD, MSN, CNE, Dean of the Nursing Program at SUNY Delhi!
SUNY- Delhi was recognized as one of six Schools and Programs of Nursing for Enhancing Student Learning and Professional Development.
Ten nursing programs from across the country and across the academic spectrum of higher education in nursing as well as leading teaching hospitals and clinical sites have been named as 2019 National League for Nursing Centers of Excellence™. Formal recognition of this prestigious designation will be made during the 2019 NLN Education Summit at National Harbor near Washington, D.C., at the Honors Convocation on Saturday, September 28. The Summit annually draws a large crowd of nurse faculty, deans, and administrators, and professionals from allied health organizations.
The 2019 NLN Centers of Excellence include:
Enhancing Student Learning and Professional Development
Promoting Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty
Advancing the Science of Nursing Education
"Centers of Excellence help raise the bar for all nursing programs by role modeling visionary leadership and environments of inclusive excellence. These programs will nurture the next generation of a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community," said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Each year since 2004, the NLN has invited nursing schools to apply to become a COE, based on their ability to demonstrate in concrete, measurable terms sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, or student learning and professional development.
For more information about the program and application requirements, including the 2020 timeline, visit here. For more information about the 2019 NLN Education Summit, visit NLN.org/Summit.