The National League for Nursing declared that the New York Supreme Court judgment regarding the lawsuit with ACEN (formerly NLNAC), maintaining the NLNs place on the ongoing lawsuit (Supreme Court of the State of New York, NY County, Index No. 651744/2011, Hon. Anil Singh, Supreme Court Justice). The Judge decided that NLNAC (ACEN) did not have the power to change its own bylaws and Articles of Incorporation as it tried to do in April 2013. Through this action, the NLNAC commissioners were trying to eliminate the NLN as the major participant of NLNAC, thus relegating the Group to a Class B member without any purposeful privileges.
In a second beneficial ruling for the National League for Nursing, the Judge declined NLNACs demand to void the standing agreements that were decided by the NLN and NLNAC more than 10 years ago. What this judgment indicates is that NLNAC owes the monies due the League under the conditions of the contract. These resources have been organized in escrow since June of 2011.
In making this statement, President Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, reiterated the Leagues’ commitment to enhancing new certification solutions. The NLNs certification solutions will be occupied with the Leagues’ primary principles of caring, reliability, diversity and excellence; and fulfill Department of Education requirements as well as the needs of nursing and nursing education. Added National League for Nursing CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, our objective to develop the health of the country cannot be obtained without a dedication to the best nursing education possible. The new accreditation department will help accomplish that objective.
Dedicated to quality in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the leading organization for health professional staff and management in nursing education. The NLN offers staff development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants and public policy projects to its 37,000 individuals and more than 1,200 institutional members, including nursing teaching programs across the spectrum of higher education and nursing care organizations.