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Important Update on the AACN Essentials

Published October 14, 2020

AACN’s Essentials Task Force has made great progress in our work to update the guidelines used to ensure quality in nursing programs offered at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral (DNP) levels. See below for latest report and version of the draft Essentials with the AACN membership and receiving your feedback and questions.

Opportunities for Feedback

Note: These sessions are part of a full conference registration purchase. 

Upcoming Task Force Session at the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC)
AACN Essentials: Continuing the Conversation
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm (ET)
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Session at the Fall Faculty Forum
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For more information on the work of the Essentials Task Force, click here. Please direct any questions and comments to