NLN Partnerships for Professional Development

The National League for Nursing works with academic, foundation, and corporate partners to produce evidence-based products and services that support nurse educators in their work. The growing roster includes:


  • Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Boise State University
  • CGFNS International
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Excelsior College
  • Galen College of Nursing
  • Indiana University School of Nursing
  • International Council of Nursing Education Network (ICN-EN)
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • University of Maryland School of Nursing


  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Laerdal Medical
  • Wolters Kluwer


  • Daisy Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Hearst Foundations
  • Independence Blue Cross Foundation of South-east PA
  • Independence Foundation
  • Jonas Foundation
  • Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)

NLN Partnership Products

  • vSim for Nursing is the result of a collaboration between the NLN, Laerdal Medical, and Wolters Kluwer. Each vSim product (med-surg, gerontology, maternity and pediatrics, fundamentals, and pharmacology) features 10 virtual patient simulation scenarios that allow students to access curriculum resources and practice patient-centered care for a variety of case studies that simulate real nursing scenarios. vSim for Nursing includes integrated curriculum resources, pre- and post-simulation quizzes, and guided reflection questions.
  • Simulation Education Workshops are grounded in NLN expertise in simulation and debriefing, INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation, and Standards developed by the Society for Simulation in Health Care. Offered by Laerdal Medical, with workshops developed by the NLN, Simulation Education Workshops are designed to help schools of nursing respond to results of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing landmark study and recently published simulation guidelines.
  • SIRC Courses offered through the Simulation Innovation Resource Center prepare nurse educators to design, implement, and evaluate the use of simulations in nursing education. A new simulation pedagogy course was released in 2016 joining 10 updated courses designed to help nurse educators expand their skills in teaching simulation and meeting National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Simulation Guidelines. Online courses include interactive exercises and video clips of simulation scenarios, curriculum integration, debriefing, unfolding cases, and simulation-based interprofessional education.
  • NLN Press expanded the scope and reach of its publishing through its partnership with Wolters Kluwer. As the exclusive distributor of print and e-books for the NLN, Wolters Kluwer provides market development and production support for NLN titles.As always, topics and authors are determined by the League in consultation with members to ensure that the content meets the needs of nurse faculty.
  • Nursing Education Perspectives, the NLN’s peer-reviewed research journal, is published by Wolters Kluwer, a leading international publisher of professional health information. The NLN and Wolters Kluwer combination of outstanding scholarly content and top-flight health information marketing broadens the reach of the research in nursing education found in NEP. A dynamic journal web presence supports the mission of the NLN and the needs of NLN members and NEP subscribers. Articles are available in multiple formats – on websites, smart phones, and tablets.