Assessment Expert Working Group

The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education provides a framework for preparing nurses using a competency-based approach to education.  Methods to best measure competency in nursing education need further exploration and a design that will challenge students and prepare them for practice. A working group comprised of multidisciplinary competency-based education (CBE) assessment experts has been created to guide this work. The working group will help to identify the role AACN should take in addressing competency assessment as well as possible strategies for competency assessment. The group understands that while educational approaches may vary, outcomes should not. Additionally, the working groupwill provide guidance regarding AACN’s role in faculty development in the area of assessment and evaluation.

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Bimbola F. Akintade, PhD, Chair
East Carolina University

headshot of Jonathan Amiel Jonathan Amiel, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Innovation in Health Professions Education
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University
headshot of David Cella David Cella, PhD
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University
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Phil Dickison, PhD
Chief Operations & Examinations Officer
National Council of State Boards of Nursing

headshot of Carol Fowler Durham Carol Fowler Durham, EdD
Professor and Director, Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Robert Englander, MD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
University of Minnesota

headshot of Kara Hedvig Evan Kara Hedvig Evans, MSN
Director of Nursing Professional Development
Atrium Health
Headshot of Suzan Kardong-Edgren Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD
Associate Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
headshot of Cynthia O'Neal Cynthia O'Neal, PhD
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
University of Texas Health San Antonio
Headshot of Margaret Rauschenberger Margaret Rauschenberger, MSN
Dean Emerita
Alverno College
headshot of Janelle Sokolowich Janelle Sokolowich, PhD
Academic Vice President and Dean
Western Governors University
  Susan Corbridge, PhD, Staff Liaison
Chief Essentials Program Officer