National League for Nursing - Excellence Initiatives
The NLN Center of Excellence (COE) in Nursing Education designation
is designed for schools of nursing and health care organizations that have achieved
a level of excellence in a specific area. Through public recognition and distinction,
the program acknowledges the outstanding innovations, commitment, and sustainability
of excellence these organizations convey.
The first designations were awarded to schools of nursing in 2004 and currently
thirty-five schools proudly display the COE designation.
The first designations for health care organizations were awarded to three institutions
in 2012. Read stories about the COE journey by clicking on the titles below:
Detailed information about the program, including goals, eligibility, evaluation
criteria, timeline, and fees is included in the NLN Centers of Excellence in
Nursing Education handbook.
Click here to download
a PDF of the COE brochure (2012)
Please direct all queries about the Centers of Excellence program
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