Discuss each of the AACN essentials and describe how you met each essential 


AACN Essentials Summary Paper

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West Coast University

NURS 497: Nursing Capstone

Dr. Esquer


AACN Essentials Paper

Essential I: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

First Paragraph for each Essential: The student provides an accurate and concise summary paragraph for each Essential. All summary descriptions expertly identify key aspects of each essential. Every essential is supported with at least one scholarly source. You need to cite your source(s) like the ACCN Essentials pdf that was provided.

Second Paragraph for each Essential:
At least one detailed and explicit example of how the student met each essential during the nursing program is provided for all nine Essentials. The student expertly synthesizes and incorporates significant feedback, concepts, and ideas from the week’s discussion into the assignment. It is evident that the student has thoroughly reflected upon and met the nine essentials.

Essential II: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety

Essential III: Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice

Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology

Essential V: Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments

Essential VI: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes

Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population health

Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values

Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice


American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2017).
Baccalaureate Essentials Tool Kit. Aacnnursing.org. https://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/Tool-Kits/Baccalaureate-Essentials-Tool-Kit

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Paragraph #1:
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The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education 
for Professional Nursing Practice 

October 20, 2008 


Executive Summary  3 

Background  5 
Nursing Education  6 
The Discipline of Nursing  7 
Assumptions  8 
Roles for the Baccalaureate Generalist Nurse  8 
Preparation for the Baccalaureate Generalist Nurse: 
Components of the Essentials  10 

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice 
I.  Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice  10 

II.  Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for 
Quality Care and Patient Safety  13 

III.  Scholarship for Evidence­Based Practice  15 

IV.  Information Management and Application of Patient 
Care Technology  17 

V.  Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments  20 

VI.  Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for 
Improving Patient Health Outcomes  22 

VII.  Clinical Prevention and Population Health  23 

VIII. Professionalism and Professional Values  26 

IX.  Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice  29 

Expectations for Clinical Experiences within the Baccalaureate Program  33

Summary  35 

Glossary  36 

References  40 

Appendix A: Task Force on the Revision of the Essentials of Baccalaureate 
Education for Professional Nursing Practice  45 

Appendix B: Consensus Process to Revise the Essentials of Baccalaureate  46 
Education for Professional Nursing Practice 

Appendix C: Participants who Attended Stakeholder Meetings  47 

Appendix D: Schools of Nursing that Participated in the Regional Meetings  49 

Appendix E: Professional Organizations that Participated in the Regional Meetings  60 

Appendix F:  Healthcare Systems that Participated in the Regional Meetings  61

Executive Summary 
The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education 
for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) 

This Essentials document serves to transform baccalaureate nursing education by providing 
the  curricular elements and framework for building the baccalaureate nursing curriculum for 
the 21 st century.  These Essentials address the key stakeholders’ recommendations and 
landmark documents such as the IOM’s recommendations for the core knowledge required of 
all healthcare professionals.  This document emphasizes such concepts as patient­centered 
care, interprofessional teams, evidence­based practice, quality improvement, patient safety, 
informatics, clinical reasoning/critical thinking, genetics and genomics, cultural sensitivity, 
professionalism, and practice across the lifespan in an ever­changing and complex healthcare 

Essentials I­IX delineate the outcomes expected of graduates of ba