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The AACN Essentials Marketplace

AACN is committed to facilitating the transition to the new AACN Essentials and providing support to assist schools of nursing in meeting the new expectations. This work extends to working with corporate partners looking to develop products, services, and education to assist in the implementation of the new Essentials and the move to a competency-based approach to education. AACN encourages organizations with an interest in collaboration and promotional opportunities to complete the interest survey below.

Important Note: As of May 2, 2022, AACN has not endorsed any products or services related to the implementation of new AACN Essentials.  If AACN members have questions about specific products and services that claim to be endorsed by the association, please contact

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