AACN Essentials

The Essentials

Regional Faculty Development Workshops on Competency-Based Education and Assessment

Building on last year’s popular series of workshops, AACN is hosting a new program this spring for faculty seeking strategies, resources, and solutions for adapting their nursing programs to meet the 2021 Essentials. Called Essentializing Your Curriculum: Moving Ahead with Competency-Based Education (CBE), this workshop is designed to accelerate your program’s transition to CBE. On June 14, a one-day workshop at Tennessee State University in Nashville will be offered with initial training in CBE provided by AACN’s Essentials Coaches and experts with the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN). Content will be similar to previous workshops that focused on providing an overview of CBE, but will also include more in-depth training in curricular transition and new content on using AI to develop progression indicators.

Who Should Attend

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

Upcoming Workshop

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


Past Workshops

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

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.