AACN Essentials

The Essentials

Essentials Curriculum Mapping Tools

The following tools were developed by faculty and stakeholder organizations to help schools align their programs with the 2021 AACN Essentials.

Sample Curricular Mapping Templates

Collaborative Organization's Essentials Crosswalks


Additional Resources

Teaching Resource Database

This database includes extracted resources from the 18 Domain and Concept Tool Kit Working Groups. This database is continuously evolving and new teaching resources will be posted. All resources will be reviewed regularly for currency and relevance with new resources added as appropriate.  Each resource includes the following:

  • Overview and How to Use
  • Recommended Learning Strategies
  • Recommended Assessment Strategies
  • Possible Courses 
  • Additional Resources and Publications
  • Sub-competencies Mapping to Domains

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