Title of Work

Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education: For Those who Care Enough to Teach the Very Best

Document Type


Publication/Presentation Date

January 2008

Source Publication

nursing education perspectives


The Hallmarks Survey is based on the 85 indicators recommended by the National League for Nursing (NLN) for the Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education. With permission from the NLN, graduate students in nursing education developed this survey as a holistic and systematic tool for nurse faculty to use for assessment of program components. Analysis of data from 53 faculty respondents yielded areas of strength and areas for development for each hallmark category. Recommendations based on survey findings were disseminated to diverse audiences in multiple venues. A follow-up evaluation of the survey was also conducted. The Hallmarks Survey provides comprehensive assessment data that faculty may use to promote excellence in nursing education.