ANF, AACN promote competency-based nursing education

To support innovative approaches to competency development and skills assessment for new nurses, the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) awarded the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) $1.5. million to launch a three-year effort to promote competency-based education. Through the initiative, AACN will provide funding and technical assistance to ten schools of nursing looking to pilot the organization’s latest educational guidelines known as the Essentials. Each selected school will focus its efforts on population health as well as one other content area of their choosing. The population health focus is intended to better prepare nursing students to advance health equity. (Newswise news release, 5/24/22)