Dean Conroy to Serve on Global Nursing Task ForceOGDEN, Utah – Shelley Conroy, dean of the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions at Weber State University, will serve on a joint task force for the National League for Nursing (NLN) and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
The joint NLN-NLNAC Task Force on Creating a Global Nursing Education Community will meet in New York City later this month. The task force has been created to bring together nurse educators from around the world to address and influence issues related to quality nursing education, the preparation and ongoing development of faculty, and advancement of the science of nursing education.
The 10-member task force also will inform and advise both the NLN and NLNAC on international opportunities for both organizations.
Conroy traveled to China twice in the past year, where she had a chance to meet with her Chinese counterparts and assess that country's medical facilities, approaches to health care and training programs. She hopes to share those experiences and insights with the task force.
For more than 50 years, WSU's nursing program has been a national leader in developing education models for training nurses through outreach and online programs. One of the original seven schools to pioneer the associate registered nurse degree in 1953, today WSU offers an array of nursing degrees and certificates. The program has graduated more than 7,000 men and women who have gone on to serve as registered nurses in their communities and continues to address the nursing needs along the Wasatch Front and throughout the state of Utah.