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About the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing 865 schools of nursing nationwide. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice. 



Call for Pilot Schools: Competency-Based Education for Practice-Ready Nurse Graduates

Published October 11, 2022

AACN is pleased to announce a call for pilot schools for a new initiative focused on implementing The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education and accelerating the transition to competency-based nursing education. With funding provided through the American Nurses Foundation’s Reimagining Nursing Initiative, AACN will select 10 schools looking to develop and implement competency-based learning and assessment in two Essentials’ Domains: Population Health (Domain 3) and one other Domain selected by participating schools.  

Call for Pilot Schools
AACN is seeking 10 schools with prelicensure baccalaureate or master’s nursing programs to implement and evaluate learning strategies and clinical experiences developed through this project in their curriculum. Selected schools will receive $100,000 in funding and technical assistance from AACN through March 2025. Click here or the button below for information about the selection criteria, expectations of AACN and pilot schools, and more.

The submission deadline is Friday, November 4, 2022.

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