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The Voice of Nursing Education

NLN Competencies for Graduates of Nursing Programs

In response to calls for major revisions in the education of health care professionals, nurse educators collaborated over a two-year period to evaluate how best to prepare all nursing graduates to function in an evolving, dynamic health care environment.

Program outcomes and competencies were examined across the academic spectrum rather than looking at each program type in isolation. Vetted by the nursing education community, the final comprehensive document is both contemporary and futuristic and fills a gap in the existing body of scholarly research.