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NLN Historical Timeline


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At the 2018 NLN Education Summit, in Chicago, we celebrated 125 years of our remarkable history of promoting excellence in nursing education through faculty development programs, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, public policy initiatives, and more. A timeline of the NLN’s rich history describing our inaugural days in Chicago at the 1893 World’s Fair, the early days in New York and eventually Washington DC, was developed to emphasize the power of nursing education over the years and the role of leader pathfinders.

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