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for the life of me i don't understand why ec is so misunderstood. evidently the nln doesn't have a problem understanding:
you may want to choose another school besides excelsior. some boards of nursing are no longer recognizing their degrees after a certain time. i would suggest looking for online schools that are accredited by the nln (national league of nursing) or for traditional schools that are accredited by the nln.
nursing program receives nln honor
excelsior college designated center of excellence in nursing education
albany, ny – the excelsior college school of nursing
was designated a 2005-2008 national league for nursing (nln) center of excellence in nursing education in the category of creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development during the nln education summit 2005, held in baltimore, md from sept. 29 – oct. 1. this prestigious recognition was first awarded by the nln in 2004 with only three schools receiving the award. this year, four more schools, including excelsior college, received the designation. in order to apply for the designation, a school must be nlnac accredited. there are approximately 1,700 nlnac accredited nursing programs in the u.s.
dr. bridget nettleton, dean of excelsior’s school of nursing, accepted the award on behalf of the college at the summit. the designation as a center of excellence is awarded based on excellence in all of excelsior college’s nursing programs: associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
as stated on the national league for nursing web site, “recognition by the national league for nursing as a center of excellence is designed to distinguish those schools that demonstrate sustained, evidence-based and substantive innovation in the selected area, that conduct ongoing research to document the effectiveness of such innovation, that set high standards for themselves, and that are committed to continuous quality improvement. such recognition indicates a commitment by the school as a whole to pursue and sustain excellence in student learning and professional development, ongoing faculty development, or nursing education research.”
“this is an incredible affirmation of the outstanding quality of every aspect of excelsior college and our school of nursing,” said dr. nettleton. “it acknowledges our premier external degree nursing programs and our extraordinary students, alumni, faculty, staff, advisors and administrators. we are extremely pleased to have received this honor of distinction.”
excelsior college has awarded more than 33,000 nursing degrees and has approximately 18,000 students enrolled currently in its nursing degree programs.
for more information, visit the nln web site