Coming Soon: The New Beacon Award for Excellence

Author(s): Michelle Sanchez, Andrea Schmitt

Contact Hours 1.50

CERP C 1.50

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Beacon

Role: Manager, Staff, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $15.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

AACN recognizes that the premier unit award, the Beacon Award, must reflect current practices and the healthcare environment. Beginning with lessons learned from previous versions a newly designed program will be available in 2024 for units to apply for and receive meaningful recognition. This session include the new application, evaluation framework and timeline. Come learn how your unit can achieve Beacon!


  • Recognize the rationale behind the new Beacon Award.
  • Understand the updated Beacon Award application and evaluation framework.
  • Summarize the new Beacon Award application process and timeline.

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 1.50 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.