The competency-based education are based on the following assumptions:

・ Education and practice partnerships are fundamental to developing an effective model.

・ It is imperative that leaders in nursing education and practice shall 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 health issues.

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

・ Nurse educators in the academe and in practice settings will need to use different set of knowledge and teaching strategies to effectively integrate the nursing core competencies of the future into the curriculum.