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For Immediate Release:
February 21, 2011

Contact: Patricia Adams

School of Nursing Dean Re-Elected to American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Board of Directors

Baltimore, Md. – Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, was recently re-elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Board of Directors. Each member of the 11-person governing Board represents an AACN member institution.

AACN serves the public interest by setting standards, providing resources, and developing the leadership capacity of member schools to advance nursing education, research, and practice. It has standing committees on Government Affairs, Membership, Programs, and other areas of AACN operation;, maintains tasks forces on such professional concerns as faculty development; and sponsors interest groups in six areas of nursing education, practice, and scholarship.

“I am honored to once again serve as a member of this prestigious Board – a group that makes major decisions affecting both nursing education and the profession of nursing,” said Dean Allan.         

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked seventh nationally.  Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.

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