The Essentials

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

Registration for the June workshop has reached capacity. Watch for details on additional workshops, including events planned for Denver and St. Louis, in the coming weeks.


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.


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Jacquelyn McMillian-Bohler, PhD, APRN
Director, Institute for Educational Excellence, Duke University
AACN Essentials Coach

Charla Long, JD
President, C-BEN Consulting

Dawn Mueller-Burke, PhD, CRNP, NNP-BC
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore
AACN Essentials Coach

Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN
Chief Essentials Program Officer, AACN

Practice Session Facilitators (AACN Essentials Coaches):

Coming Soon

Workshop Location

Tennessee State University - Avon Williams Campus
330 10th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203

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Hotel & Travel Information

The Capital Hotel
6-minute walk, .3 miles
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Tempo by Hilton
6-minute walk, .3 miles
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Mint House at The Reserve
4-minute walk, .2 miles
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Closest Airport: Nashville  International Airport (BNA) 1 Terminal Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Distance: 9.3 miles - View Directions
Taxi: Starts at $20.60 one way
Uber/Lyft: Starts at $30 one way
*Prices are subject to change based on transportation service and peak travel times. Please check with the respective service providers or utilize their apps for real-time pricing and availability before making your travel arrangements.

Registration Fees

Faculty Development Workshop Standard
Ends June 2
Begins June 3
AACN Members $299 $399
AACN Non-Members $399 $499

  • You may substitute your in-person registration to another individual within your organization. This must be done by contacting the AACN Conference Department via email at
  • If a substitution is not possible, your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:
    • Cancellation requests received two weeks prior to the event start date, will be refunded minus a $90 non-refundable administrative fee.
    • No refunds will be given for notices received within two weeks of the event start date, nor will refunds be given for no-shows.
    • No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged the non-refundable administrative fee as outlined above after the event.
  • Your cancellation request must be submitted in writing to and confirmed by AACN.

Please note: AACN will issue refunds within a 2-week time period of receipt of written cancellation notice.

Event Cancellation by AACN

AACN reserves the right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel this conference and any related group activity for any circumstance beyond AACN's control, including but not limited to emergency, acts of God, government regulations, disaster, strike, and non-fulfilment of minimum group requirements. If AACN cancels an event, every attempt will be made to reschedule or provide a modified virtual offering, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled/virtual event. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, AACN will issue a full refund of the registration fee(s). Any travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled/postponed event cannot be refunded under any circumstances as AACN resumes no responsibility for such expenses.