Understanding the New Essentials, Competency-Based Education, and Backward Design - zoom

October 17, 2023

This workshop will review the fundamentals of the 2021 AACN Essentials: Core Competencies for Nursing Education. Participants will practice writing competency statements and learning objectives using a backward design framework to ensure curriculum alignment for the ultimate purpose of preparing practice-ready nursing students.

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

Explore the goals of competency-based education

Discuss implementation strategies for the AACN Essentials framework

Develop precise learning objectives and competency statements

Craft a lesson plan utilizing the backward design framework

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
  • 2.00 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
10/17/2023 - 3:00pm EDT
Activity Ends: 
10/17/2023 - 5:00pm EDT



3 – 3:50 PM     Review the Essentials implementation plan and basics of CBE

Craft and refine learning objectives and competency statements


3:50 – 4 PM     Break


4 – 4:50 PM     Review the backward design process

Craft a lesson plan using backward design

Duke School of Nursing
Durham, NC
United States

Course will be held via Zoom

Jacquelyn McMillian-Bohler, Ph.D.


Available Credit

  • 2.00 ANCC
  • 2.00 Attendance
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