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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to the NLN's Center of Excellence (COE) program. For the most complete and update information on the application process, please download the COE handbook. 

The 2018 Centers of Excellence application process is now open!

  • Please complete an "Intent to Apply" online application by clicking here.
  • You can read about the intent to apply application in the 2018 COE HANDBOOK.
  • Note: This application fee is $250, and the final application fee is $2,000. 



 Recognition by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education distinguishes those schools and healthcare organizations that demonstrate sustained, evidence-based, and substantive innovation in a selected area; conduct ongoing research to document the effectiveness of such innovation; set high standards for themselves; and are committed to continuous quality improvement. This recognition indicates a commitment as a whole to pursue and sustain excellence.

Application Timeline

October 15

Application of intent to pursue designation and filing fee due.

January- March

COE consultant visits school

April 20

Final application and fee due

May - June

COE Review Panel reviews applications

June - July

All applicants notified

September

Recipients announced at the NLN Education Summit

Fees

Filing Fee

$250, for application of intent.

Consultant Fee

Variable- arrangements made by applicant and consultant

Final Application Fee

$2,000