Leveraging AACN’s Resources: A Blueprint for Unit Excellence

Author(s): Devin Bowers

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Leadership

Role: Staff, Educator, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

As AACN’s Practice Excellence Director, I often find myself saying, “When I was a unit leader, I wish I knew what I know now about AACN’s resources.” In this interactive session, we discuss and formulate ideas for how unit leaders, both formal and informal, can leverage AACN’s resources to develop a blueprint for unit excellence. Leaders leave with greater understanding of the multitude of AACN’s content and resources available at a fingertip, practical solutions for leveraging these resources, and as an added bonus connect with other leaders to exchange ideas and build your network.


  • Identify the various content and resources available through AACN to support unit excellence.
  • Describe practical approaches with AACN resources to develop a blueprint to bolster unit excellence.
  • Determine 2 to 3 colleagues to build a network for ongoing support and collaboration regarding unit excellence.

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.


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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.

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