Week 9 Assignment: AACN Essentials Summary Paper

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Week 9 Assignment: AACN Essentials Summary Paper

Week 9 Assignment: AACN Essentials Summary Paper

Submit your final thoughts on the nine AACN Essentials compiled from your Discussion Board posts and discussions with peers and faculty. Incorporate ideas and concepts you learned from your discussions.

For each essential include the following:

· A brief summary explanation of the essential that is cited with at least one scholarly source

· At least one example of how you met the essential during your nursing program

Use APA Style.

Here are the nine essentials

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice

The nine Essentials are: · Essential I: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

o A solid base in liberal education provides the cornerstone for the practice and

education of nurses. ·

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

Patient Safety

o Knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety are

necessary to provide high quality health care. ·

Essential III: Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice

o Professional nursing practice is grounded in the translation of current evidence

into one’s practice. ·

Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology

o Knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology are

critical in the delivery of quality patient care. ·

Essential V: Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments

o Healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, directly and indirectly

influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and thereby are

important considerations in professional nursing practice. ·

Essential VI: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving

Patient Health Outcomes

o Communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals are critical to

delivering high quality and safe patient care.4

· Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health

o Health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level

are necessary to improve population health and are important components of

baccalaureate generalist nursing practice. ·

Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values

o Professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity,

integrity, and social justice are fundamental to the discipline of nursing. ·

Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

o The baccalaureate­graduate nurse is prepared to practice with patients,

including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across

the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments. o The baccalaureate graduate understands and respects the variations of care,

the increased complexity, and the increased use of healthcare resources

inherent in caring for patients.

Follow this link to The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice


BaccEssentials08.pdf (aacnnursing.org)