The New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN), an affiliate of the National League for Nursing proudly announced their newly elected President, John Lanier, MS, RN, NE-BC, Trinitas School of Nursing, during their recent annual 2018 Convention in Atlantic City. Lanier, a faculty member for the Trinitas School of Nursing, where he is currently a Professor for the Fundamentals of Nursing curriculum, will serve a two-year term through March, 2020.
Lanier has served on the NJLN Board of Directors as the President-elect for the past two years and has helped build upon the strong foundation with the goal to drive the necessary change for the future of the NJLN.
“This is outstanding professional recognition for John,” says Mary McTigue, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “Everyone at Trinitas is proud of John and what he has accomplished at Trinitas as well as his NJLN affiliation and service.”
The New Jersey League for Nursing membership is open to and represents all levels of nursing from practicing nurses, students and retirees, as well those who provide health care services in schools and to consumers. The NJLN is responsible for shaping nursing education and providing resources and scholarships for the Nurses of New Jersey. President Lanier will work closely with the NJLN Board of Directors and the newly appointed President-Elect, Tracy Ortelli, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Galen College of Nursing, Executive Vice President, Post-licensure Nursing.
“It is an honor to hold the office of President of the NJLN, an organization rich in history serving the nurses of New Jersey for more than 100 years,” said Lanier. “The organization is looking to embrace technology as a means of diversifying our membership and broadening our inclusiveness. Our Board of Directors is committed to fulfilling the mission of our organization with specific attention to educational needs of nurses of New Jersey at all levels, including nursing students and all environments in which they practice. At the same time, we are also building relationships within communities, which supports our mission and allows us to achieve our organizational goals.”
The New Jersey League for Nursing supports and implements the mission of the National League for Nursing to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation’s health at the constituent level. The NJLN is the premier nursing organization in the State, with more than 100 Years of promoting the positive image of nursing. The New Jersey League for Nursing believes in the professional advancement of nursing education and practice through programs, scholarships and opportunities that address the needs of diverse students, faculty and practicing nurses in a rapidly changing health care environment, while promoting collaboration and forming partnerships. For further information on the NJLN, or to become a member, please visit www.njln.org.