I am excited, honored, and humbled to be elected to serve as your incoming President for the calendar years 2013-2015. I am indebted to Dr. Diane Whitehead who introduced me to the Florida League for Nursing (FLN) several years ago and for her unspoken spirit of leadership and mentorship. Over the past 2 years, I have worked diligently with our past President, Kellie Bassell, and the presiding Executive Committee and Board of Directors. I applaud each of them for the current “state of affairs” of the FLN which is promising for the future success of the organization.
Our goal is to support the mission of the National League for Nursing (NLN) by promoting excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation's health. Therefore, planning is underway with the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors to develop a dynamic strategic plan to advance nursing education and our professional scholarship. I am counting on your support to participate in our upcoming meetings, workshops, and conferences as the dates will be published soon!
Please visit the FLN website, which is currently being updated. However, the site can easily be accessed through www.nln.org. To access the site, click on the Quick Links in the drop down at the top of the page, then click on Affiliated Constituent Leagues, and click Florida. Our site will open.
Finally, elections for the Board of Directors’ positions are at the one, two and three year term. Therefore, please stay tuned and be ready to nominate your colleagues for these positions as they become available. At this time, please join me in congratulating our newly elected President elect and Board of Directors:
President Elect: Ruby Alvarez MSN Valencia College, Professor of Nursing (2yr)
Past President: Kellie Bassell EdS, MSN, RN, Palm Beach State College (1yr)
Member Director: Joanne Masella, EdD, MSN, RN, Palm Beach Atlantic University (2yr)
Member Director: Dr. Cindy Blum Phd, RN, CNE, Florida Atlantic University (2yr)
Member Director: Diane Gomez, MSN, Valencia College, Professor of Nursing (1yr)
Member Director: Dr. Linda Howe BSN, MSN, CNS, PhD, University of Central FL. Assistant Professor (2yr)
Member Director: Leann Hudson MSN, Valencia College, Professor of Nursing (1yr)
Member Director: Heather Saifman MSN, RN, CCRN, Nova Southeastern University. (2yr)
Member Director: Carol Alexander MSN, RN, Palm Beach State College (1yr)
Thank you in advance for your participation and support for the Florida League for Nursing as we move forward with our 2013-2015 goals.
Yours in Nursing Fellowship,
Deborah D. Brabham RN, MSN
Nursing and Nursing Related Programs Florida State College at Jacksonville (904) 766-6562 firstname.lastname@example.org