| Washington, DC — Seventeen nursing programs from across the country and the academic spectrum of higher education in nursing as well as leading teaching hospitals and clinical sites have been named 2020 NLN Centers of Excellence™ by the National League for Nursing.
Formal recognition of this prestigious designation will be made at the 2020 NLN Education Summit during the Honors Convocation. This year’s Summit, which will be held virtually for the first time ever, will make it easy for all nurse faculty, deans and administrators, plus professionals from allied health organizations around the world, to celebrate and applaud their colleagues for their success.
The 2020 Centers of Excellence are:
Promote the pedagogical expertise of faculty
Francis Marion University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Texas at Arlington
Enhance student learning and professional development
Collin County Community College
East Carolina University
Texas A&M University
Trinitas School of Nursing
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
University of Cincinnati
University of South Carolina
Wallace State Community College - Hanceville
Create workplace environments that promote the academic progression of nurses
University of Kentucky
“Congratulations! These exceptional institutions have been named 2020 NLN Centers of Excellence,” said NLN President Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group. “To earn this recognition, a team of scholars and visionary leaders co-create and sustain educational excellence. Those individuals—faculty, deans and administrators—deserve our deepest gratitude. Centers of Excellence faculty and leadership enjoy the opportunity to share their experience, knowledge and wisdom for the benefit of everyone in nursing education.”
NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, said, “NLN Centers of Excellence help raise the bar for all nursing programs by role modeling visionary leadership and environments of inclusive excellence. These environments help nurture the next generation of a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community.”
Each year since 2004, the League has invited nursing schools to apply to become a Center of Excellence, based on their ability to demonstrate in concrete, measurable terms sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, or student learning and professional development.
For more information about the program and application requirements, including the 2021 timeline, click here. Complete information about the 2020 NLN Education Summit, including online registration, can be found at Summit.NLN.org.