AACN encourages faculty to use the 2021 Essentials as a resource to advance your scholarship and research in the area of nursing education and the preparation of practice-ready nurses. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2021). The Essentials: Core competencies for professional nursing education. Accessible online at https://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/42/AcademicNursing/pdf/Essentials-2021.pdf
If you are unsure about if a citation will suffice or permission is needed, contact Bill O’Connor.
AACN supports the efforts of companies to develop products and services to assist schools of nursing in the implementation of the Essentials and the move to competency-based education. Though AACN has not endorsed any products or services related to the Essentials, we are requiring all companies, organizations, and individuals offering products using content from the Essentials to sign a licensing agreement and comply with all terms as outlined. To find out more about the no-cost licensing agreement, contact Sandra Maroa, Essentials Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Technology companies interested in offering products to assist with Essentials implementation are encouraged to review AACN’s Vision for Sharing Data and Information Across Nursing Education, Practice, and Regulation.