Lander nursing instructor appointed NLN ambassador

January 17, 2012

Erica SisiamErica Sisiam, an instructor in Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, has been appointed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) to serve as one of it ambassadors. In that position, she will keep Lander's nursing faculty and administration informed about NLN initiatives including opportunities for research grants, conferences, publications, workshops, and other benefits available to its members.

Chief executive officer Dr. Beverly Malone said, "Ambassadors also communicate to the organization's professional staff and board what issues and challenges are of greatest concern to nurse educators so that we can maximize the effectiveness of our programming and services."

She joins more than 700 other NLN ambassadors representing schools of nursing in 49 states, Canada, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Sisiam received her nursing degree from Lander in 2005 and obtained a master's degree in nursing education from the University of Phoenix. In addition to her Lander teaching responsibilities, she is employed as a resource pool staff nurse and charge nurse in Self Regional Healthcare's Women's center.

Dr. Robbie South, chair of Lander's nursing department, served as Lander's NLN ambassador on two occasions. She said the organization provides valuable assistance in areas that influence nursing education.