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Competency-Based Education in Undergraduate Prelicensure Nursing Education Programs

March 29, 2024

Nursing education is shifting towards competency-based education (CBE)

Nursing education is undergoing a major transformation, shifting towards competency-based education (CBE) models. This paper defines CBE and discusses how professional nursing organizations like the AACN endorse its use, the benefits of CBE from the perspectives of nursing students and faculty, and how CBE can standardize nursing education, translate to professional success, and integrate into existing nursing curriculums.

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Barbara Rowan, Ph.D.

Dr. Barbara Rowan is the owner of All Things Research, LLC, a company that provides assessment, psychometric, data analysis, and research consultation and practice to schools,colleges, and corporations. Currently, she is serving as an assessment consultant with LearningMate.

Barbara holds a B.A. in mathematics and English from Malone University, an M.S. in psychology from Georgia College & State University, and a Ph.D. in assessment and measurement from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

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Kate Parker

Vice President of Content Services for Higher Education, LearningMate

Kate collaborates with publishers and institutional clients to design and develop engaging learning experiences that align to outcomes, competencies, and workforce-relevant skills.

She has led this business for LearningMate for over six years, in which time her team has designed and developed thousands of courses and assessments, serving hundreds of thousands of learners worldwide.

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