National League for Nursing - Excellence Initiatives
Individuals who meet eligibility criteria may apply for fellowship
in the academy by submitting a complete application on or
before February 18, 2013. An application is considered to be
complete only if it contains all the elements listed below.
Complete each form as directed and save the completed forms
to your computer, making certain that your last name is
included in the name of each document. When you have compiled all elements of
your application and are ready to submit them as a complete packet, use the
Application Submission sections below to upload these documents from your computer
and submit them via the online process.
Applicants are strongly urged to review the Tips
for A Successful Application and the Frequently Asked
Questions that have been prepared to assist in the preparation of the application.
The Academy application includes:
- A completed application form submitted online (click
- A current curriculum vitae (no more than 6 single-spaced
pages in length) that is supportive of one's application, substantiate one’s
primary area of contribution to nursing education, and emphasizes one's accomplishments
(e.g., involvement in professional organizations, [including membership in
NLN and service on NLN committees, panels and task groups] consultation provided,
publications, presentations, honors, awards, etc.)
- A four-part statement from the applicant that describes (a)
the primary area of contribution for which she/he is known in the nursing
education community and the impact the contribution has had on the nursing
education community (200 words maximum), (b) how she/he has made enduring
and substantial contributions beyond those required of one’s employment
that have had a significant impact on nursing education in one or more of
the areas noted above (600 words maximum), (c) how she/he will continue to
provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the academy (200
words maximum), and (d) how her/his contributions are congruent with the mission
and goals of the NLN (100 words maximum). (click
- Two (2) letters of reference that provide specific examples
of how the applicant's enduring and substantial work in the area(s) selected
have had an impact on and made a difference in nursing education. Additional
letters will not be considered. The letters of reference must be limited to
500 words each. Letters of reference must be submitted in PDF format with
an electronic signature. (click
Note: Current NLN Board of Governors, NLN Foundation Board of Trustees,
Academy review panel, and NLN staff may not be used as a reference.
- The completed Application Check List (click
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents and
associated fees are included in the application. Incomplete applications will
be returned to the applicant without being reviewed. The non-refundable fee
will not be returned for incomplete submissions, and a new fee will be required
Online applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm (EST) on February
18, 2013. Any applications received after this date/time will be returned to
the applicant, along with the application fee, without being reviewed.
Application Review Process Applications are reviewed by a
panel of peers. The Review Panel appointed by the NLN Board of Governors and
CEO includes five fellows and one member of the NLN Board of Governors.
For Further Information
Contact Tish Hess, MS, RN, Director, Membership and Recognition Programs at
You will not be able to complete the submission process unless you are a current
NLN member. Click here
for membership information.
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