Benchworks by Elentra Assessment Surveys

Benchworks by Elentra


AACN Partners with Benchworks by Elentra to Provide Assessment Tools for Nursing Programs

AACN piloted an assessment survey of graduating nursing students developed by Benchworks by Elentra with eight AACN-member schools. Participating schools found the comparative data very enlightening and useful in support of their assessment and continuous improvement efforts. Based on the success of the pilot, AACN has formed a partnership with Benchworks by Elentra to offer a wide range of assessment tools, including:

  • Undergraduate: Exit, Alumni and Employer
  • Master's Level: Exit, Alumni and Employer
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Exit, Alumni and Employer

These assessment tools can provide valuable support to your accreditation review activities, since they were developed based on recommendations included in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 1998); The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (AACN, 1996); and Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 2002).

We are aware that most nursing programs do their own surveying, but the AACN/Benchworks by Elentra assessment tools provide comprehensive, confidential, comparative data with peer schools. By being able to put your constituent's perceptions in a comparative context, we believe members will be able to more effectively focus faculty and administrative attention on needed areas of improvement.

If you have further questions about the AACN/Benchworks by Elentra Assessment Surveys, please contact Benchworks by Elentra Assessment Specialist Teri Folk at