NEPIN Quality Designation

April 8, 2021

We know that you believe in and understand the importance of academic progression and, as such, are encouraging your students to continue on their academic journey.  The National Education Progression in Nursing (NEPIN) collaborative wants to recognize you for those efforts with the NEPIN Quality Designation.

The purpose of the NEPIN Quality Designation is to recognize nursing programs that effectively enhance, empower, and encourage the nurse’s ability to obtain higher levels of education.

Any nursing program that is accredited by a specialized/professional nursing accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education is eligible and encouraged to apply.  Designation is awarded for a period of 4 years from the date of acceptance.

The process is simple!  You only need to provide a copy of your strategic plan, quality improvement measures, and outcomes.  We’ve left the formatting up to you to make it more convenient.  For complete details, including submission guidelines, a sample rubric, cost, and the application, click here.

Once the designation is awarded, you will receive the NEPIN Quality Designation seal icon to display on your institution’s website and social media accounts.  Students, potential faculty, stakeholders, and employers will know at a glance that you champion academic progression!

For questions, please contact Tina Lear, NEPIN Executive Director, at