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

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

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