AACN Essentials

The Essentials

Regional Faculty Development Workshops on Competency-Based Education and Assessment

Moving to implement the 2021 Essentials requires a thoughtful, coordinated approach to transitioning to competency-based education and assessment. AACN is hosting a series of regional hands-on workshops for faculty seeking strategies, resources, and solutions to adapting their undergraduate and graduate programs to meet the new competency expectations. Presenters will provide an overview of competency-based education (CBE), compare CBE to traditional teaching and learning, and discuss how CBE improves clinical judgment and prepares nurse graduates for clinical practice. AACN Essentials Coaches will join with experts from the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) in presenting sessions focused on key principles for innovative course design, the faculty role related to creating an active learning environment, robust clinical teaching (including a focus on simulation and coaching), and effective student evaluation. AACN’s many resources for supporting Essentials implementation will be reviewed, and frequently asked questions addressed.

Who Should Attend:

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

How to Attend:

Choose the location and date most convenient for you.

Registration Fees

Faculty Development Workshop Standard Late
AACN Members $299 $399
AACN Non-Members $399 $499

CE CreditAccredited provider | American Nurses Credentialing Center

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

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

Transform 2023

November 29, 2023
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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