Complete the Week 8 AACN Essentials Self-Assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Compare your scores from Week 2 to Week 8. Describe how far have you come and how much further do you wish to go in improving your competencies during the next two years of practice. Next, review the Course Outcomes as listed in the Syllabus. Select one of the course outcomes and share with your classmates how you feel you have achieved the outcome and how you will utilize the essentials and course outcomes in your practice setting.