Program Facilitates Communication Between National League for Nursing and Nurse Educators

Ann Marie P. Mauro Named National League for Nursing Ambassador to NYU College of Nursing
Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, NYU College of Nursing clinical associate professor

New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) is pleased to announce that Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, clinical associate professor, has been appointed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) to serve as an NLN ambassador. As a participant in this elite corps, Dr. Mauro will help keep faculty and administration informed about the NLN’s initiatives, grant opportunities, conferences, publications, workshops, and other benefits available to NLN members.

Dr. Mauro is an experienced educator and researcher who has held leadership positions in academic, professional, and community organizations. She is currently a clinical associate professor at NYUCN as well as a fellow at NYUCN’s Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, and she is the Program Liaison/Project Director, RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

Dr. Mauro has expertise in curriculum design, innovative teaching strategies, and cardiovascular nursing. She has studied uncertainty and psychosocial adjustment among implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients.

Her current qualitative research is an exploration of the educational and support needs of female ICD recipients. Dr. Mauro has presented at regional, national, and international professional conferences. She serves as a manuscript reviewer for Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, the International Journal of Nursing Studies, and the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

It is anticipated that, as do all NLN ambassadors, Dr. Mauro will encourage colleagues at NYUCN to participate in NLN professional development programs; apply for research grants; submit abstracts for the annual Education Summit and manuscripts to the NLN's peer-reviewed journal, Nursing Education Perspectives; volunteer for task groups and special committees; run for elected office; nominate colleagues for awards; and complete research surveys. She will be prepared to answer any questions other faculty or administrators have about the NLN and, when necessary, refer them to the appropriate NLN staff person.

“We created this selective program to make it as easy as possible for nurse faculty and nursing programs at all levels of academia to understand what the NLN has to offer to enhance professional development and status,” explained NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone. “At the same time, we expect the ambassadors to communicate to NLN professional staff and the board what issues and challenges are of greatest concern to nurse educators in the field so that we can maximize the effectiveness of our programming and services. The ambassadors are, in effect, the NLN’s ‘eyes and ears’ on campus.”

The NLN Ambassador Program was established in the fall of 2006 with an initial cadre of 126 members who teach in all types of nursing programs –  practical nurse, associate degree, diploma, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral. Today there are more than 879 ambassadors representing schools of nursing in 49 states plus Canada, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. New ambassadors are appointed twice a year to meet the goal of having one in every school of nursing.,

"We are confident that the insights gained through this valuable relationship will help make the NLN more responsive to the needs of our dedicated nurse educators,” observed Dr. Malone

For more information about the NLN Ambassador Program, please contact NLN director, Membership and Excellence Initiatives, Tish Hess, at 212-812-0374 or

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376 or

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 35,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations and agencies.

About New York University College of Nursing

NYU College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs, a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.  For more information, visit


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