AACN DNP Essentials: A re-envisioning of the professional nurse

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 2/16/22

Course Expires: 2/15/25

This course will discuss implementing the AACN Essentials changes, which will add additional burden to nurse anesthesia program administrators and faculty. A guide to make graduate DEI curriculum implementation accessible, robust, and successful is paramount. This course introduces CRNA faculty to the new Essentials and provides a basis for their inclusion in CRNA program curriculum.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

Post-Test Attempt Notice
A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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Disclosure Statement:

All presenters and planners of this CNE activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods, or services related to patient care. If any conflict has been disclosed, the planners of this program assure that the content is unbiased and free of any conflicts of interest. All planners, authors, and content reviewers disclosed there were no commercial interest relationships to declare.

  • The learner will identify five of the new AACN Essentials 2021 that relate to DEI.
  • The learner will describe the paradigm change from racebased to raceconscious medicine.
  • The learner will locate resources available at AANA in the Knowledge Network that can be used to meet the new AACN Essentials 2021

Courtney Brown, PhD, CRNA, CHSE


Dr. Courtney Brown is the Associate Director for Didactic Education and Assistant Professor at the Wake Forest Nurse Anesthesia Program. She serves as a Director of Peer Support Services for the Wake Forest Health System. She is a pioneer in the effort to improve healthcare diversity and inclusion within nurse anesthesia, and presented the first Goldie B. Brangman Diversity and Inclusion Lecture at the AANA Congress in 2018.