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In the BSN Essentials document, review the corresponding competencies for each Essential by finding the signal phrase “The baccalaureate program prepares the graduate to” for each Essential’s list of competencies.

 Before starting your discussion prompt, read this: 

· In 2021, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing updated the BSN Essentials.  

· Until Galen College of Nursing transitions to the new essentials, you will use the “The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008) to complete the discussion prompt below.  

· Do not click on the hyperlink as directed in the discussion prompt. Review the readings and activities found in Unit 7 and start the discussion prompt at step 2. 

· The PDF document “The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008) is provided for you here:

· The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008)

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· Reference:

· American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008).  The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice [PDF document]. https://www.aacnnursing.org/portals/42/publications/baccessentials08.pdf 

Discussion Overview

· This week you will explore the  Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice which are an important part of the foundation four your RN to BSN program.

Discussion Prompt

· After completing the assigned readings and activities found in Unit 7, visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website at  AACN Essentials link

1. Select and click on the BSN Essentials (see PDF document).

2. In the BSN Essentials document, review the corresponding competencies for each Essential by finding the signal phrase “The baccalaureate program prepares the graduate to” for each Essential’s list of competencies.

3. Select an Essential for the discussion board and answer the prompt.

· State on competency from your chosen Essential you feel you are meeting now in practice.

· Give a detailed example of how you meet this competency in your daily practice.

· State on competency from your chosen Essential you feel you are not meeting yet.

· Discuss how the goals you created for your professional development plan and your RN to BSN degree can help you meet this competency.

4.  Provide rationale for your response with at least one scholarly source using an APA in-text citation and full reference.