GU Professor Chairs DC Nursing Board, Alumna Becomes Commissioner

MARCH 9, 2017  – A Georgetown University nursing professor has become chair of the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, and a recent alumna is now serving as a board commissioner.

At a ceremony last week, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) inducted Amanda Liddle, DrPH, RN, FAAN, interim chair of the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Elizabeth Lamme (G’16), MS, RN, CNM, who graduated from the school’s Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the board,” says Liddle, also a commissioner. “The board plays a critical role in safeguarding the health of the District’s residents, and I look forward to continuing in that tradition during my tenure.” 

‘Quality Care’

The eleven-member body, according to the web site, includes consumer representatives, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses. Bowser appoints the board commissioners “. . . with the advice and consent of the DC Council.”

“The mission . . . is to safeguard the public’s health and well-being by assuring safe quality care in the District of Columbia,” the web site notes. “This is achieved through the regulation of nursing practice and education programs; and by the licensure, registration and continuing education of nursing personnel.”

Becoming Involved

Liddle, who taught Lamme in a course that encourages students to become involved in the community, says she was very excited to see her former student in such a role.

Patricia Cloonan, PhD, RN, the school’s dean, congratulated both.

“Amanda’s new leadership role is another strong reminder of the way that our faculty members contribute to the common good through distinguished voluntary service,” says Cloonan. “And Elizabeth’s induction makes us all so proud and showcases how a Georgetown education prepares students to lead as women and men for others.”

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