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Competencies, Future of Nursing, Culture of Health, Care Transitions



  1. Sroczynski, Maureen
  2. Conlin, Genevieve
  3. Costello, Eileen
  4. Crombie, Patricia
  5. Hanley, Diane
  6. Tobin, Marie
  7. Welsh, Diane


AIM: This article describes the collaborative effort of nursing education and practice to update the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies.


BACKGROUND: The Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies were published in 2010. With the establishment of the Massachusetts Action Coalition, a primary goal was to continue to promote the integration of these competencies into all education and practice settings throughout Massachusetts and share this process with other states.


METHOD: Through an updated literature review and consultation with subject matter experts, the Nurse of the Future Competency Committee developed a process to ensure that significant practice advances were reflected in each of the competencies.


RESULTS: The updated Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies were published in March 2016.


CONCLUSION: The updated competencies capture the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for all nurses to create a culture of health across the continuum of health care.