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Timeline and Fees


Timeline for the Academy Application Cycle

February 15

Applications must be submitted online to the NLN by February 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm (ET).
Application link: Apply here
Application payments can be made online here. The fee structure is listed at the bottom of this page.


Applications and review/recommendation forms will be sent to Review Panel.


Review Panel meets to discuss all reviews/recommendations. Recommendations for new fellows sent to NLN Board of Governors


NLN Board of Governors will act on recommendations regarding new fellows.


All applicants notified of the outcome of the review process.


New fellows will be inducted at the Honors Convocation ceremony held during the NLN's annual Education Summit.


In addition to the fees noted below, Fellows are required to maintain membership in the NLN, either through their school or as an individual member.

   Regular  Retired*  Honorary

Application Fee

 $100  $300

Annual Fellowship Dues

 $100**  Waived

*To be considered retired, the candidate must not have been employed in any capacity for at least three years. If the candidate has not been retired for three years, she/he must apply as a regular fellow.
**Current Academy fellows who are fully retired may apply for retirement dues on the NLN website for 2018-2019.