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
twenty 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: