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The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (AACN, 2021): An Overview

Please join the Iowa League for Nursing for a Virtual Webinar on

Thursday April 7th, 2022 from 3 pm - 4:30 pm CT.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide information about the new essentials from AACN.


Outline competency-based education.

Describe the background development of the new Essentials (AACN, 2021).

Recognize domains and concepts in relation to competence.

Differentiate entry-level and advanced-level nursing education in relation to the Essentials Model (AACN, 2021).

Facilitator: Kendra Williams-Perez, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE


Register Here

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Scholarship Recipients 2020

Jennifer Wing, Mercy College of Health Sciences: Professional Development Grant for 2020 NLN Summit

JoAnne Olsen Mercy College of Health Sciences: Professional Development Grant for CNE preparation and CNE certification

Johanna Rubble, Unity Point - Des Moines: Nurse Tim Nurse Educator Scholarship towards her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University

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