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Felton named executive director of National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Geraldene Felton, outgoing dean of the University of Iowa College of Nursing, has been named executive director of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

The NLNAC is an independent entity associated with the National League for Nursing. The NLNAC is responsible for the League's accrediting activities with 1,665 U.S. schools of nursing.

The appointment is the latest in a long line of honors for Felton. She has served as chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nursing Research Study Section and as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She is currently a member of the Special Medical Advisory Group of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the NIH National Advisory Council, National Institute of Nursing Research.

Felton has served as dean of the College of Nursing since March 1981. Recently named Kelting Family Professor of Nursing, Felton will remain a member of the College of Nursing faculty.

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