Webinar Overview

The AACN Essentials were approved by the AACN membership in 2021 and outline a framework towards a competency-based approach for nursing education. As a graduate student, how do you fit into this transition? What does competency-based education mean and how will it differ from the previous approach to nursing education? What does this transition mean for practice? As a current graduate student, you may be wondering how you fit in and how you will be affected. Whether you have just started your program or are nearing its completion, the new AACN Essentials will have an impact on nurses in various stages of the profession. Join this webinar to hear the speakers explore competency-based education and share what you may expect to see in nursing practice.


Upon completion of this webinar, learners will be able to

  1. Relate the purpose and structure of the 2021 AACN Essentials.
  2. Outline key components of competency-based education including classroom and clinical applications.
  3. Explain how competency-based education prepares practice-ready nurses.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing | GNSA | Graduate Nursing Student AcademyThis Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit www.aacnnursing.org/GNSA.

Pricing and CE Credit

This webinar is free to all.

Continuing Education Credits:

Eligible attendees may receive one continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hour for participating in this webinar. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an accredited CNE-provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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