Applicants selected as NLN Centers of Excellence will be expected
to participate in
interviews about achievements related to each criterion,
the impact the Center of Excellence designation had on
recruitment and retention, contributions to nursing
science, and other relevant outcomes.
COE-designated organizations are encouraged to
continue the designation after the initial four year period.
Those that wish to continue this distinction for an
additional four years should review the information about
Continuing Designation. There is no limit to the number of times an organizations
may submit an application for continuing designation as an NLN Center of Excellence
in Nursing Education, and schools may hold designation in more than one category
Throughout the four years they carry designation as Center
or Excellence, awardees will be expected to be available to other organizations
seeking to improve their programs.
Before their four-year COE designation expires, these recipients
are encouraged to submit (a) an abstract for presentation at an NLN Education
Summit, and (b) a manuscript for review and possible publication in the NLN's
journal, Nursing Education
Perspectives. Both of these submissions must describe the recipient's
activities and outcomes related to the Centers of Excellence designation.
COE designees must be NLN members at time of application and
are required to maintain accreditation and NLN membership throughout the designation