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Vizient Academic-Practice Panel Weighs in on the New AACN Essentials

Published March 24, 2021

On February 25, Vizient, the nation's leading healthcare performance improvement company, hosted an expert panel to consider Bridging the Gap from Education to Practice in a Complex Pandemic World. During the presentation, an overview of the re-envisioned Essentials was presented, including an introduction to the ten Domains and Concepts.  The panelists addressed which Domains resonated with them and spoke eloquently and passionately about Person-Centered Care (Domain #2), Population Health (#3), Scholarship for Nursing Practice (#4), and Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development (#10). Click here to view the virtual event.

Hosted as part of the firm’s 2021 Nursing Leadership Series, panelists included:

  • Debra Albert, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President, New York University Langone Health System
  • Kimberly Glassman, Senior Associate Dean and Clinical Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Kathy McGuinn, Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships, AACN
  • Evy Olson, Associate Vice President for Nursing Programs, Vizient

Since 1999, AACN has collaborated with Vizient on an entry-into-practice Nurse Residency Program, which uses evidenced-based curriculum focused on leadership, patient outcomes, and professional development. To date, more than 93,000 nurses have participated in the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and two foreign countries. Currently, this collaboration encompasses more than 500 hospitals and health systems nationwide. At the residency sites, the nurse retention rate of first-year graduates on average was 91.5%, which is significantly lower than the national average.

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