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Faculty Development Workshop on Competency-Based Education

November 29, 2023

This 1-day pre-event, help prior to Transform, focuses on competency-based education and the 2021 Essentials. This workshop is an informative and hands-on workshop for faculty seeking strategies, resources, and solutions to adapting their undergraduate and graduate programs to meet the new competency expectations.

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Presenters will provide an overview of competency-based education (CBE), compare CBE to traditional teaching and learning, and discuss how CBE improves clinical judgment and prepares nurse graduates for clinical practice. Seasoned academic leaders will share their expertise and key principles for innovative course design while addressing aspects of the faculty role related to creating an active learning environment, robust clinical teaching (including a focus on simulation and coaching), and effective student evaluation. AACN’s many resources for supporting Essentials implementation will be reviewed, and frequently asked questions addressed.

Who Should Attend

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

How to Attend

The Faculty Development Workshop on Competency-Based Education is offered as an in-person event prior to Transform 2023 in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Conference Venue

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
1900 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Registration Fees

Essentials Workshop Standard
Ends Oct. 30
Begins Oct. 31
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 by November 16, 2023, will be refunded minus a non-refundable administrative fee:
      • Essentials Workshop: $90
      • Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program: $30
    • No refunds will be given after November 16, 2023, 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.


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Looking for Answers?

Contact Essentials Program Assistant Sandra Maroa at