Ortelli to lead N.J. League for Nursing as president

The New Jersey League for Nursing, an affiliate of the National League for Nursing, announced on Monday that Tracy Ortelli has been named president.

Ortelli, who is currently serving as the executive vice president, postlicensure nursing education at Galen College of Nursing, will serve a two-year term through Spring 2022. She previously served as a board member, treasurer, then president-elect of the NJLN prior to her new role.

“As a college dedicated to expanding access to quality nursing education, we are proud and honored that Dr. Ortelli extends her commitment to nursing education beyond our walls to support the nursing profession and quality care in our country,” Mark Vogt, CEO, Galen College of Nursing, said.  “Dr. Ortelli brings not only professional excellence, but passion for nursing and nursing education to all she does.  She will serve the NLJN with the same dedication and remarkable leadership.”

The NJLN said it is responsible for shaping nursing education and providing resources and scholarships to nurses in New Jersey.

“I am honored to move in to my role as President with the New Jersey League of Nursing as we celebrate 105 years of support and dedication to the nursing profession,” Ortelli said.  “As an organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of nursing education, we look forward to continuing to build a community of support for nurses at all levels and to recognize those who have made a difference.  Now more than ever, it is imperative to build relationships in the healthcare community, and to expand our reach to strengthen our ability to impact the lives of those who dedicate themselves to nursing and healthcare in our country,”