END NoteRESHAPING NURSING Through Excellence in EducationWodzinski, Amelia M.Author Information AMELIA M. WODZINSKI is a senior at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her essay was the winning entry in the third annual student writing competition for the NLN Center of Excellence program. For more information about becoming an NLN Center of Excellence, see the Innovation Center, Nursing Education Perspectives, July/August 2010.Figure: No Caption available.Nursing Education Perspectives: November-December 2010 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - p 406 Buy Abstract DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING earned its designation as a NLN Center of Excellence for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. With its unique integration of community-based nursing in the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, as well as the immense support its faculty offer to students, Duquesne provides opportunities to apply classroom skills in clinical settings that make a difference in the lives of its Pittsburgh neighbors and empower its students to become leaders among their peers. Copyright 2010 by National League for Nursing, Inc.