Proposal Title

Evaluation Process: Does Your Nursing Curriculum Include The QSEN Competencies?

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None

Track

Research Project / Assessment of Student Learning

Proposal Abstract

Evaluation Process: Does Your Nursing Curriculum Include the QSEN Competencies?

Quality and safety in health care is a major concern for patients and health care providers. In 2002, the Joint Commission established National Patient Safety Goals relating to improving quality of care. In 2010, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation began an initiative for quality and safety education for nurses (QSEN). The initiative was to prepare nursing faculty in undergraduate programs to teach future nurses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to improve quality and patient care safety. This initiative included the six competencies of patient –centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, informatics, and safety. This poster presentation will outline a process for incorporating the QSEN competencies throughout the curriculum of a generic BSN program. Faculty meetings were held to discuss course objectives and QSEN competencies. All clinical course objectives were submitted for evaluation. Each objective for each clinical course was then analyzed in relation to inclusion of the QSEN competencies. The findings indicated that each of the medical-surgical courses did include all QSEN competencies. The findings indicated that specific QSEN competencies were leveled as the curriculum courses increased in complexity.

Session Format

Poster Session

Location

Room 113

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 30th, 4:00 PM Mar 30th, 5:00 PM

Evaluation Process: Does Your Nursing Curriculum Include The QSEN Competencies?

Room 113

Evaluation Process: Does Your Nursing Curriculum Include the QSEN Competencies?

Quality and safety in health care is a major concern for patients and health care providers. In 2002, the Joint Commission established National Patient Safety Goals relating to improving quality of care. In 2010, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation began an initiative for quality and safety education for nurses (QSEN). The initiative was to prepare nursing faculty in undergraduate programs to teach future nurses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to improve quality and patient care safety. This initiative included the six competencies of patient –centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, informatics, and safety. This poster presentation will outline a process for incorporating the QSEN competencies throughout the curriculum of a generic BSN program. Faculty meetings were held to discuss course objectives and QSEN competencies. All clinical course objectives were submitted for evaluation. Each objective for each clinical course was then analyzed in relation to inclusion of the QSEN competencies. The findings indicated that each of the medical-surgical courses did include all QSEN competencies. The findings indicated that specific QSEN competencies were leveled as the curriculum courses increased in complexity.