Baccalaureate Essentials Tool Kit

Faculty Tool Kit - The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing PracticeThe purpose of the Baccalaureate Essentials Tool Kit is to provide resources and exemplars to assist faculty with the implementation of the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008). The tool kit provides integrative learning strategies, opportunities for program enhancement, and resources that will assist faculty with the integration of the Baccalaureate Essentials throughout the nursing curriculum. This tool kit includes a review of the nine Baccalaureate Essentials followed by Integrative Learning Strategies, Opportunities for Program Enhancement, Web Links, AACN Presentations, and References.

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Additional Resources

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
The 2008 publication that defines the essential elements of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice is now available from AACN. The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice provides an important framework for designing and assessing baccalaureate education programs for professional nursing practice. This publication is the result of a consensus-building process that included nursing educators, clinicians, executives, and researchers, as well as numerous nursing organizations.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Alcohol screening tool, staff assessment items, how to use, and why important for all nurses to know.

CDC Sponsored Educational and Promotional Resources for Partners
Preparing BSN students or graduates to have a conversation with your patients regarding immunizations and respiratory diseases. The CDC website includes information for the following populations: children, adolescents, maternal, adult immunizations, as well as flu immunization resources. Visit the website for multimedia products, social networking ready articles, and the latest information from the CDC.

Talking with parents about vaccines
Visit this valuable website sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to find helpful strategies to assist you in discussing vaccination with parents.

Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing
​The (Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing) IRUN framework serves as a guide for nursing faculty on integrating immunization content into a curriculum. Faculty are encouraged to assess existing curricula and incorporate appropriate elements. The IRUN framework covers foundational topics, it does not provide instructions for teaching immunization in an academic setting.

Immunization Schedules
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention updates immunization schedules annually for children ages birth to 18 years of age and adults.

Updates to Pediatric Vaccination Schedules - October 26, 2017
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued an updated pediatric immunization schedule recommending that children should receive their first rotavirus vaccine dose by age 14 weeks and 6 days and their final dose by age 8 months and 0 days, while healthy babies weighing more than 2,000 grams whose mothers are hepatitis B surface antigen negative should receive the hepatitis B vaccine within the first day of life. The updated vaccination schedule also removes the MenHibrix vaccine and includes several formatting changes for easier clinician interpretation. 

View Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 or Younger