Essentials References

AACN is compiling a list of of references for the new AACN Essentials. If you have an article to share, please contact AACN's Chief Communications Officer, Robert Rosseter at rrosseter@aacnnursing.org


Giddens, J., Douglas, J.P. & Conroy, S. (2022). The Revised AACN Essentials: Implications for Nursing RegulationJournal of Nursing Regulation, 12(40, 16-22.  doi.org/10.1016/S2155-8256(22)00009-6

Giddens, J. (2020). Demystifying concept-based and competency-based approaches. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(3):123-124.

Kavanagh, J. & Sharpnack, P. (2021) Crisis in competency: A defining moment in nursing education. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 26(1), Manuscript 2. Accessible online at https://www.doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol26No01Man02

Leaver, C., Stanley, J. & Goodwin Veenema, Tener. (2022).Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of nursing educationAcademic Medicine, 97(3S), S82-S89.

Moreau, K.A (2021). Exploring the connection between programmatic assessment and program evaluation within competency-based medical education programs. Medical Teacher, 43(3):250-252.

Sirianni, G., Takahashi, S., & Myers, J (2020). Taking stock of what is known about faculty development ion competency-based medical education: A scoping review paper. Medical Teacher, 42(8):909-915.

Publish Your Work

The Journal of Professional Nursing is AACN’s peer-reviewed official journal and is the leading source for scholarly publication related to the new AACN Essentials and Essentials implementation in nursing education. Of particular interest are articles on how to integrate the Essentials into the curriculum and implementing competency-based education. To discuss your manuscript idea, contact editor Dr. Patricia Morton at Trish.Morton@utah.edu.