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NEPQR Quality Competency-Based Nursing Education: Benchmarking for Success Workshop

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AACN Essentials Domains & Concepts

Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FCCP, FAAN, is the Chief Essentials Program Officer at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.In this role, she oversees all aspects of AACN’s work to facilitate the implementation of the new Essentials, including initiatives funded by the American Nurses Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Corbridge is a Clinical Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing. She has been a graduate nurse educator, nurse practitioner and scholar for more than 25 years. Dr. Corbridge earned a BSN from Northwestern University, a MS and post-masters ACNP certificate from Rush University College of Nursing, and a PhD from the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Corbridge’s scholarship has focused on innovative team-based, nurse-led practice and educational strategies centered on social determinants of health to inform educational initiatives, curricular reform and clinical practice.Her teaching, practice and educational leadership have been recognized by awards from the American College of Chest Physicians, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing.

Jacqui McMillian-Bohler, PhD, CNM, CNE, is an Assistant Professor and the Director for Educational Excellence at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). She is passionate about learning and helping faculty achieve a master teacher practice. Her scholarship stems from her master teacher model. She has published and presented on faculty development, teaching & learning strategies, issues in women’s health, and supporting an inclusive learning environment. Dr. McMillian-Bohler joined the DUSON Faculty in 2017 and teaches Health Promotion and Perinatal Nursing in the pre-licensure and master’s degree programs. Dr. McMillian-Bohler received a BSN from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an MSN in Nurse-Midwifery from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Education from Villanova University. She has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching, most recently the 2021 Duke University Outstanding Teaching Faculty at the School of Nursing. Certified as a Nurse-Midwife since 1998, Dr. McMillian-Bohler provided full-scope women’s health care in Charleston, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky. She is dedicated to decreasing health disparity rates and improving global women’s health issues. To address the disparity in Black maternal mortality rates, Dr. McMillian-Bohler is currently a co-PI on a grant to enhance doula training to prepare Black women to support Black families during the perinatal period and childbirth. In addition, she is a Midwives in Focus International team member and has precepted nursing students in China, South America, and the Philippines.

Joan M. Stanley, PhD, NP, FAAN, FAANP, is Chief Academic Officer at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). During her 30-year tenure at AACN she has served as AACN’s lead on numerous nursing education initiatives, including the recent re-envisioning of the AACN Essentials and now the Essentials implementation. She currently serves as the project investigator for the Johnson & Johnson funded initiative, A Competency-Based Approach to Leadership Development and Resilience for Student Nurses. Dr. Stanley has provided leadership for the development of the current and past Essentials, which delineate the curricular expectations for baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP education. She has led the development of major position statements on a variety of issues, including the Research-Focused Doctorate, the development of the DNP degree, and the creation of a new master’s prepared clinician - Clinical Nurse Leader. Since their inception, she has facilitated the multi-organizational work of the APRN LACE Network and the National Task Force for Quality NP Education. She held a faculty position, 1977-1982, in the Adult Primary Care NP Program at the University of Maryland and maintained an adult primary care practice from 1973-2018 at the University of Maryland Health System. Dr. Stanley received her BSN from Duke University, an MS in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and a PhD in Higher Education Policy and Organization from the University of Maryland at College Park.