Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean, has been selected as a national ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR). Norman was one of 15 nurse leaders selected from around the nation to advance public, health profession, and policy-maker awareness of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR).
FNINR is an independent nonprofit dedicated to advocating for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and wellbeing of Americans. Ambassadors are expected to work with congressional leaders and educate them on high-impact, cost-effective treatments and quality of life developments discovered by nursing science. Ultimately, ambassadors are working to expand funding that ensures the training of nurse scientists.
As an internationally recognized leader in nursing and health profession education, Norman is well known for her curricular innovations in blended learning, interprofessional education, quality improvement, and doctoral distance learning. In her role as Dean of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Norman is responsible for implementing new and improved nursing programs and helping the school rise as a top graduate nursing program.