Assistant Professor of Nursing Alison Pittman, M.S.N., CPN, RN, has been appointed an ambassador for the National League for Nursing (NLN). As an ambassador, Pittman will help keep faculty and administration informed about the NLN’s initiatives, grant opportunities, conferences, publications, workshops and other benefits available to NLN members.
“NLN promotes innovation in education. Having an ambassador is a logical next step in our quest to becoming a NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education,” said Sharon Wilkerson, Ph.D., RN, dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing.
Pittman has a M.S.N. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in nutritional science from Texas A&M University. Her research interests include pediatric obesity, sibling visitation in pediatric critical care, nursing student health and innovative teaching strategies in nursing. She is a certified pediatric nurse and certified by the American Heart Association in pediatric advanced life support.
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 700 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.