AACN Essentials

The Essentials

Regional Faculty Development Workshops on Competency-Based Education and Assessment

AACN offers a series of regional faculty development workshops to aid schools in their transition to competency-based education. Participants have the opportunity to collaborate with competency-based education and simulation experts, and will learn about new strategies, resources, and solutions for adapting undergraduate and graduate nursing programs to align with the Essentials.

Who Should Attend

Faculty, curriculum specialists, deans/directors, and nursing school staff engaged in Essentials implementation and the transition to competency-based nursing education. 

Upcoming Workshops

September 27, 2024 | St. Louis, MO
Essentializing Your Curriculum: Moving Forward with Competency-Based Education Workshop

December 3-4, 2024 | Transform 2024 Pre-Conference - New Orleans, LA
Unlocking the Power of Simulation - Coach for Competency

Future Workshops Coming Soon

Watch for details on additional workshops, including our event planned for Denver in the coming weeks.


Past Workshops

Tennessee State University - Essentializing Your Curriculum: Moving Forward with Competency-Based Education Workshop
June 14, 2024

University of Maryland, Baltimore
September 26 & 27, 2023

University of California, Los Angeles
September 14 & 15, 2023

UT Health San Antonio
June 2, 2023

Transform 2023 Pre-Conference
November 29, 2023 | Lake Buena Vista, Florida

CE CreditAccredited provider | American Nurses Credentialing Center

Attendees may earn 7.25 contact hours for the workshops. An email with a link to the evaluation will be sent to all attendees upon completion of the event. 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Eligible attendees may receive contact hours for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) for participating in AACN conferences.

For questions, please contact:

Phone: 202-463-6930   |  Email: essentials@aacnnursing.org