AACN Essentials Implementation Steering Committee

Committee Charge:
  • Finalizing the plan for the Implementation Roadmap of the 2021 Essentials
  • Providing broad-based oversight for the implementation process
  • Making ongoing recommendations for actions and activities related to the Roadmap,
  • Overseeing the work and progress of the Essentials Ad Hoc Work Groups
  • Monitoring for issues that impact significant sections of AACN membership or present major challenges for the implementation process
  • Ongoing evaluation of the implementation processes and phases
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Jackie Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, Co-Chair
Dean
University of Pittsburgh

   
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Jerry Mansfield, PhD, Co-Chair
Chief Nursing Officer and Associate Dean
Mount Carmel Health System

   
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Bimbola Akintade, PhD, First Term
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Master’s Degree Programs
University of Maryland

   
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Kristine L’Ecuyer, PhD, First Term
Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Saint Louis University

   
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Susan Ruppert, PhD, First Term
Professor and Associate Dean and Chair of Graduate Studies
University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

   
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Maureen Swick, PhD
Senior Vice President and System Nurse Executive
Atrium Health

   
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Holisa Wharton, PhD, First Term
Dean
Lander University

   
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Ann H. White, RN, PhD, NE-BC, First Term
Dean
University of Southern Indiana

   
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Cynthia McCurren, PhD, Board Liaison
Dean
University of Michigan-Flint

   
 

Dorothy Dulko, Staff Liaison
Implementation Director AACN Essentials
ddulko@aacnnursing.org
202-463-6930 x294

   
 

Joan Stanley, Staff Liaison
Chief Academic Officer
jstanley@aacnnursing.org
202-463-6930 x254

   
 

Maryam Rehman, Staff Liaison
Project Coordinator, Implementation of AACN Essentials
mrehman@aacnnursing.org
202-463-6930 x327

 

New Essentials Implementation Working Groups Formed

AACN is pleased to announce that 73 leaders representing nursing education, research, and practice have been appointed to serve on new AACN Essentials Tool Kit working groups. With individual groups formed to address each of the 10 domains and 8 concepts identified in the Essentials. The volunteers engaged in this work will identify learning strategies, recommended content, and assessment measures to help schools transition their programs to meet the new competency expectations.

View the Working Group Members