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Nursing association recognizes Assistant Dean Litchfield

Nursing association recognizes Assistant Dean Litchfield

Published on: April 3, 2020

Jennifer Litchfield

Jennifer Litchfield

Becker College Assistant Dean Jennifer Litchfield is the focus of an article posted by the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA).

“I am honored,” Litchfield said of the article. “The NSNA is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students and is the voice of the future of ​the nursing profession.”

Litchfield joined the association while attending Becker College.

“I took part in the NSNA, eventually becoming the president in 2006,” Litchfield noted. “I was fortunate to gain invaluable skills to utilize within the nursing profession. I learned how to advocate for high-quality, evidence-based, affordable, and accessible health care, and to contribute to my community. The NSNA prepares nursing students to lead the profession in the future.”

Following her graduation from Becker in 2006, Litchfield went on to earn her BSN, MSN and DNP degrees, and now serves her alma mater as the assistant dean and chief nurse administrator for the College’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences.

On its LinkedIn page, the NSNA notes that it is dedicated to highlighting incredible nurses, with the focus this week on Litchfield.

The article cites Litchfield as a published scholar, creative educator, detail-oriented nurse, and leader, with more than 13 years of professional nursing experience and more than 8 years of experience in higher education.

“It feels surreal to now be the assistant dean of nursing, and look back on my days as an ASN nursing student,” Litchfield said. “Everything has come full circle, and I’m proud to have the foundation of my nursing career built upon the Becker nursing program.”

Founded in 1952, NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs, dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students.

The NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. The organization has 60,000 members in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

To read the NSNA’s article about Litchfield, click on the following link:

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