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School of Nursing named NLN center of excellence

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

ATLANTA – The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has again been designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN), which was announced recently. The School of Nursing remains part of a coveted group of programs across the nation.

The NLN first recognized the school in 2017 as a new designee for Enhancing Student Learning and Professional Development. Formal recognition came during the 2021 NLN Education Summit in Washington, D.C. September 25. 

“What an honor to be recognized by the NLN,” said Dean Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN. “This designation ensures our faculty will continue to educate and uplift the next generation of nurses.” 

Since 2004, the League has invited nursing schools to apply to become a Centers of Excellence based on the ability to show sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, student learning, and professional development, and academic progression. Currently, 79 schools have designations. The School of Nursing is one of six in the country to be recognized for faculty expertise. 

About the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing 

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing produces nurse leaders who are transforming healthcare through science, education, practice, and policy. Our graduates become national and international leaders in patient care, public health, government, research, and education. Consistently ranked in among the top schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, offers BSN, MN, MSN, DNP, and PhD degrees. The school is also a leader in research funding. Learn more at

About the National League for Nursing

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its nearly 45,000 individual and 1,100 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at 


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