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December 2008

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ASU Nursing Instructor Named ‘Ambassador’

Martha Tafoya, assistant clinical professor in the Angelo State University Department of Nursing, has been selected by the National League for Nursing (NLN) to serve as the NLN ambassador to ASU.

As NLN ambassador, Tafoya will keep ASU faculty informed about NLN initiatives and available opportunities for research grants, certification, reduced program registration fees and reduced rates on NLN testing products. She will also facilitate communication with NLN about emerging trends, needs and concerns at ASU. That input will be included as NLN designs future educational programs, position statements and other initiatives.

“Martha’s selection as an ambassador shows not only NLN’s commitment to the nursing program at ASU, but also Martha’s commitment to nursing excellence and her desire to serve our nursing faculty,” said Dr. Leslie Mayrand, dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Allied Health. “There are only about 700 NLN ambassadors across the country, so this selection is another achievement for the nursing programs here at ASU.”

Headquartered in New York City, the NLN was founded in 1893 and was the first nursing organization in the U.S. It is now the preferred membership organization for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies and interested members of the public. The NLN offers faculty development programs, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants and public policy initiatives to its 28,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.