Background: Human health and the health of the planet are inextricably interconnected. The human impact on the environment and likewise the impact of the environment on human health is well documented across various areas of study. Climate change, air and water pollutants, land usage, vector borne illness, and other examples demonstrate this relationship. Nurse educators would be negligent if this knowledge was not integrated and aligned with AACN Essentials competencies to demonstrate acquisition of knowledge. Methods: The five domains of the Planetary Health Education Framework were mapped to the AACN Essentials competency based framework. Results: Crosswalks were developed for Level 1 and Level 2 Domains, Competencies, and Sub- Competencies with the Planetary Health Domains. Specific Planetary Health outcomes were identified with supporting resources. Exemplars demonstrate the application of the Planetary Health domains to classroom activities and learning objectives. Conclusions: In order for graduates to be practice ready, practice to the full scope of their license, and practice from a holistic perspective, nursing education programs must address the reciprocal impacts of planetary health and human health as it is imperative for the health of all.
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- Planetary health
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