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Competency-Based Education for Practice-Ready Nurse Graduates

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Creighton University, Fairfield University, Johns Hopkins University, Russell Sage College, Samuel Merritt University, Texas State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Texas-Arlington, Walla Walla University, Wright State University

Nursing students

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Competency-Based Education for Practice-Ready Nurse Graduates project is an initiative that provides funding and technical assistance to 10 schools of nursing that are piloting a competency-based education developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each school will receive $100,000 in funding from AACN to support curriculum redesign efforts through early 2025. The goal of the initiative is to prepare future nurses on curriculum about population health and one other content area selected by each school.

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