CCN selected as NLN Center of Excellence

The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing has been chosen as a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence for the 2018-2022 designation period. This designation, announced by NLN on July 24, was given to only 16 nursing programs nationwide.

“Centers of Excellence help raise the bar for all nursing programs by role modeling visionary leadership and environments of inclusive excellence that nurture the next generation of a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community,” said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

CCN is specifically recognized for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education.  The criteria for this designation is based upon research, innovation in curriculum design, enhanced student learning and faculty contributions to the science of nursing education.

“Receiving this designation is a high honor for CCN, as it supports our University and College strategic plans to develop key areas of science and research expertise,” said Dr. Suzanne Prevost, Dean of CCN.

CCN will be formally recognized as a NLN Center of Excellence during the Honors Convocation at the 2018 NLN Education Summit, on September 14 in Chicago. The annual summit draws a capacity crowd of nurse faculty, deans, administrators, and professionals from nursing and allied health organizations across the country.

NLN is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education, offering professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, health care organizations, and agencies.

The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing prepares graduates for the professional practice of nursing. The college is a national innovator in clinical simulation in nursing education, utilizing simulators and telehealth technology in teaching, research and health care delivery.