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Nursing Education National League for Nursing - Excellence Initiatives

One of the goals of the National League for Nursing is to lead in setting standards that advance excellence and innovation in nursing education. Toward this end, the Board of Governors, NLN members, and staff have collaborated to develop a number of initiatives that relate to excellence and innovation. Among the material you will find on the NLN's website related to excellence and innovation in nursing education are the following:

Academy of Nursing Education
a program established by the NLN Board of Governors to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant ways.

Centers of Excellence Program  
a program designed to recognize schools of nursing that have achieved a level of excellence in one of three areas: Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development, Creating Environments that Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty, and Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education.

Excellence in Nursing Education Model
a visual representation of the many elements needed to achieve excellence in all types of nursing education programs (practical nurse, associate degree, diploma, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral).

Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education  
a listing of characteristics or traits that serve to define a level of outstanding performance in nursing education. The 30 hallmarks are enhanced by lists of questions faculty might ask themselves to assess the extent to which the hallmark has been achieved in their program(s).

Position Statement on Innovation in Nursing Education
the NLN's official position on the importance of and need for innovation in nursing education if we are to transform the enterprise

Resources Related to Excellence and Innovation  
a list of material from the NLN's journal ( Nursing Education Perspectives ) and other sources related to excellence and innovation in nursing education

Student “Excellence Paper” Competition  
an initiative designed to challenge students enrolled in Center of Excellence schools to reflect on the meaning of excellence and what it means to be a student in a school that has been recognized for excellence

You are invited to visit all these links to learn more about the work being done by the NLN in these two very important areas and how our individual and agency members, as well as the entire nursing education community, can benefit from these initiatives. For further information about the NLN's work related to excellence and innovation in nursing education, please contact:

Excellence Initiatives
National League for Nursing
61 Broadway, 33 rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
facultyprograms@nln.org

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