1. Giddens, Jean PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Mansfield, Jerry A. PhD, RN, NEA-BC


With the release of The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, nurse educators and practice leaders are transforming how nurses are prepared to meet current and future practice expectations. Working together using a competency-based approach to education, academic-practice partners are redefining entry- and advanced-level nursing education, including new approaches to clinical experiences and competency assessment. This monumental shift will help clarify what new nurses are prepared to do while enhancing their practice readiness.