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Nursing dean elected to national position

by Beth Krane - October 15, 2007

School of Nursing Dean Anne Bavier has been elected Secretary of the Board of Governors for the National League for Nursing.

The election results became official Sept. 28 at the league’s annual business meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. Bavier will hold the position through 2010.

Headquartered in New York City, the National League for Nursing promotes excellence in nursing education. The league has 20,000 individual and 1,100 institutional members.

Bavier, who became dean in August, says she strongly believes in the National League for Nursing’s mission, having first become exposed to the workings of the organization in college.

Bavier’s mother, Betty Roome, was the lay member of the Connecticut League for Nursing Board, a constituent of the national organization, and actively supported its programs.

“My mother’s enthusiasm for excellence in nursing education lives in me today,” Bavier says, “and I am delighted to add my own skills to that of this organization.”

Bavier came to UConn from St. Xavier University in Chicago, where she served as nursing dean.

During the recent National League for Nursing meeting, St. Xavier University was recognized as a National Center for Excellence in Nursing Education and Bavier was thanked publicly for her leadership in developing that faculty.



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