AACN Essentials

The Essentials


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Knowledge for Nursing Practice

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Person-Centered Care

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Population Health

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Scholarship for the Nursing Discipline

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Quality and Safety

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Interprofessional Partnerships

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Systems-Based Practice

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Informatics and Healthcare Technologies

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Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development


Clinical Judgement


Compassionate Care

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Evidence-Based Practice

Health Policy

Social Determinants of Health