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AACN Governance Leadership Competencies Masterclass

Author(s): Megan Brunson, Denise Buonocore

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: AACN Local Engagement

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session for nurses at all levels, formal and informal leaders, is an in depth exploration of the foundational concepts of the AACN governance leadership competencies. Utilizing a shared learning model, participants evaluate where they are and apply key concepts to develop and strengthen their own leadership journey. The competencies and resources for achievement can be used for leadership with AACN/AACN Certification Corporation or for personal/professional growth.


  • Differentiate and define the six AACN leadership competencies.
  • Discuss and identify examples of the AACN leadership competencies.
  • Determine how to apply the AACN leadership competencies into your own leadership path.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.