Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing (NLN) is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, health care organizations, and agencies. Founded in 1893 as the American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses, the National League for Nursing was the first nursing organization in the United States. The NLN adds its voice to DAISY's in the Call to Action to recognize compassionate and extraordinary practice by faculty. NLN promotes the value of The DAISY Award for Faculty and The DAISY Award for Students, as meaninful recognition in the academic environment.