Wendy M. Crary, MSN, RN, of Cambria, a Moraine Park Technical College nursing instructor, has been appointed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) to serve as an NLN Ambassador.
In her new role, Crary will help keep Moraine Park faculty and administration informed about the NLN’s initiatives, grant opportunities, conferences, publications, workshops and other benefits available to NLN members, including professional development programs, research grants, the annual Education Summit, the NLN's peer-reviewed journal Nursing Education Perspectives, committee and task group volunteer opportunities, award nominations and more.
“We created this selective program to make it as easy as possible for nurse faculty and nursing programs at all levels of academia to understand what the NLN has to offer to enhance professional development and status,” explained NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone. “The Ambassadors are, in effect, the NLN’s ‘eyes and ears’ on campus.”
Crary has been a full-time faculty member at Moraine Park for the past two years. She holds a master’s degree in nursing education from Concordia University and has just begun her doctoral studies at Cardinal Stritch University.
The National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The Ambassador Program was established in the fall of 2006 with members who teach in all types of nursing programs – practical nurse, associate degree, diploma, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral. Today there are 689 ambassadors representing schools of nursing in 48 states. New ones are appointed periodically to meet the goal of having at least one NLN Ambassador in every school of nursing.
For more information about Moraine Park’s nursing programs, visit www.morainepark.edu and click on Academics, or call 1-800-472-4554. Program videos can be viewed on the Web site.