AACN Essentials

The Essentials

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

AACN is committed to sharing information and resources to assist with the implementation of the AACN Essentials.  The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below addresses common areas of concern, including implementation expectations, the new model for nursing education, CCNE accreditation, and clinical hours and curriculum expectations. Questions related to Nursing Education as a concentration in graduate programs are also addressed.

Please send requests for answers to additional FAQs to essentials@aacnnursing.org.

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