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JPN Editor Develops Open Course on "Writing for Professional Journals"

"Writing for Professional Journals" is a course open to the public and licensed under Creative Commons. Dr. Patricia Morton, University of Utah College of Nursing Dean and editor of the Journal Professional Nursing, authored the content as part of a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) while participating in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow program. The course can be used by an individual learner or adapted in any way for a course in a college's program of study. The course also may be helpful to practicing nurses in a professional development program. The course content includes 12 modules. Each module has accompanying video instruction, PowerPoint slides, reflection assignments, activity log workbook assignments, and suggested reading lists.

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The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education

Used to define quality in nursing education, the AACN Essentials outline the necessary curriculum content and expected competencies of graduates from baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. With the endorsement of the new AACN Essentials by the membership in April 2021, academic nursing is moving toward a new model and framework for nursing education using a competency-based approach. 



New Era Report

New Era Report

AACN's report titled Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing addresses how baccalaureate and higher degree schools of nursing can amplify their role in improving health and health care at the local, state, and national levels.

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