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Excelsior College Honored

September 29, 2005

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 programs.

Excelsior College has awarded more than 33,000 nursing degrees and has approximately 18,000 students enrolled currently in its nursing degree programs.


At the 32nd annual meeting and conference of the American Academy of Nursing, held in Scottsdale, AZ, November, 2005, 60 new AAN Fellows were inducted. Included in that group of inductees were two Excelsior College Graduates.

William Cody, PhD, RN, received both is AS and BS in nursing from Excelsior College. He is currently professor and director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.

Karen Cox, PhD, RN, earned her AS degree in nursing from Excelsior. She is senior vice president for patient care services at the Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, MO.