Guiding Baccalaureate Education Week 8
Guiding Baccalaureate Education Week 8 Discussion
Several organizations guide nursing education and determine the
knowledge, skills, and attitudes nurses need. Developing and
refining the identified skills are steps in the nurse’s lifetime
learning process. This activity introduces some of those guiding
In 2003, the Health and Medicine Division* (HMD) defined nursing
competencies. QSEN faculty further defined those competencies
for quality and safety.
Read the QSEN Pre-licensure KSAs to familiarize yourself with
Based on HMD recommendations, AACN developed The
Essentials of Baccalaureate Education to address the standard
core knowledge required of all health care professionals.
Read The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education to understand
the requirements of a BSN-prepared nurse upon graduation.
Consistent with The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education, AACN
also developed cultural competencies to provide educational