The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practices required by the American Association of College of Nursing

Essential 1: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice

Essential 2: Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking

Essential 3: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice

Essential 4: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care

Essential 5: Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care

Essential 6: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes

Essential 7: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health

Essential 8: Advanced Nursing Practice