The National League for Nursing (NLN)
The National League for Nursing was first started by a group of brave women, whom shared a passion of commitment on the nursing education values and perspectives. These women paved the way for all the professional nursing organization in the United States. In 1952, the NLN historic role was to develop a set of guidelines that outline the Accreditation criteria for all nursing services and nursing education. The founding group works diligently in promoting and being reliable advocates for the importance of health care and nursing education. The NLN governed the ...view middle of the document...
The transformations of both policy’s have a profound effect on the health care system and practice demands of the nursing practice, which is currently undergoing changes. The guidelines of professionalism have been revised to distinguished between the pre-licensure and doctoral accepted credential in education levels.
In 1982, the NLN published Position Statement on Nursing Roles-Scopes and Preparation, emphasizing that professional nursing practiced required a baccalaureate degree and that preparation for technical nursing practice be accomplished through associate degree or diploma education (Kasier, 1983).
The National League for Nursing manages of the largest professional testing services of nursing today in the United States. The role includes; pre-entrance testing for potential students, and create achievement testing to measure student performance from doctoral to licensed practical nursing. “The functions of the National Leagues for Nursing, (the “NLN” or the “League”) flow from its mission guided by four dynamic and integrated care values that permeate the organization which reflected in its work: “These functions in furtherance of the roles are:”
Caring: promoting health, healing, and hope in response to the human condition.
Integrity: respecting the dignity and moral wholeness of ever person without conditions or limitations.
Diversity: affirming the uniqueness of and differences among persons, ideas, values, and ethnicities.
Excellence: co-creating and implementing transformative strategies with daring ingenuity.
The NLN organization is unique to bring a culturally diverse practice setting in their work environment. These experts work in all types of nursing education programs across the United States, as well as having a ready access to outreach faculties around the world. The research of data about nursing education, nursing school surveys and new RNs is conducted primarily by the NLN.
It is evident that the NLN has been performing its role towards producing an increasing number of highly qualified nurses. A...