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In developing the NOF Nursing Core Competencies, the Competency Committee identified a set of assumptions to serve as a framework for its work and as guiding principles for the design of a competency-based education and practice partnership model. The assumptions include the following:

Education and practice partnerships are key to developing an effective model.

It is imperative that leaders in nursing education and practice develop collaborative curriculum models to facilitate the achievement of a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing by all nurses.

A more effective educational system must be developed, one capable of incorporating shifting demographics and preparing the nursing workforce to respond to current and future health care needs and population health issues.

The nurse of the future will be proficient in a core set of competencies.

Nurse educators in education and in practice settings will need to use a different set of knowledge and teaching strategies to effectively integrate the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies© into curriculum.