Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program Coordinator Call - Understanding the Next AACN Essentials: Next Steps

October 28, 2021

Kathy McGuinn is presenting each domain of the new AACN Essentials as well as the new competency based evaluation process that nursing schools will use. She will focus on the different curricular aspects that will change and the process of evaluation and NCLEX readiness that is planned for undergraduate nursing schools. She will also discuss the timeline for transitioning to the new Essentials so coordinators will know when to plan for this group.

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

1.    Describe the implications of the AACN Essentials for education and practice.
2.    Describe the new Model for Nursing Education including the transition to competency-based education. 
3.    Determine strategies for academic practice partnerships to support integration of these Essentials into practice.
4.    Describe the next steps for implementation of the Essentials.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/28/2021 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/28/2021 - 2:00pm CDT
Live via webinar
United States

Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.

Planning committee members

Meg Ingram, MSN, RN
NRP Programmatic Advisor

Angela Renkema, MPH, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, RN-BC, CPH
NRP Programmatic Advisor Director

Evy Olson, MSN, MBA, RN
AVP, Nursing Programs

Megan Buckley
Program Manager, Nurse Residency Program
Shannon Hale, MHA, RN, CPHQ
NRP Programmatic Advisor

Course reviewer

Meg Ingram, MSN, RN
Vizient approved nurse planner
NRP Programmatic Advisor


Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP
Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statements:

This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.20 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
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