Quality and Safety Education for Nurses

| January 13, 2015

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Assignment • The purpose of this assignment is to identify a problem in the clinical area and to utilize evidence-based strategies to improve the quality and safety of patient care. For more information about the QSEN, go to http://www.qsen.org/ksas_prelicensure.php • In 2008, a committee of healthcare experts proposed 6 competencies to ensure that nursing students develop the knowledge, attitude and skills (KAS) necessary to provide quality and safety patient care. 1. Patient-Centered Care 2. Teamwork and Collaboration 3. Evidence-Based Practice 4. Quality Improvement 5. Safety 6. Informatics Assignment Criteria: A. Identify an event that happened in the clinical area during practicum; discuss how this could have caused or did cause a negative patient outcome. B. Develop a scenario to illustrate the problem. Patient’s identifiers are not to be used. C. Discuss how each of the 6 QSEN competencies were or were not followed and ultimately caused, or could have caused a negative patient outcome. D. Discuss the importance of integrating the QSEN competencies into the following areas; clinical practice, nursing education, and nursing research. Each point must be specifically addressed in a separate section. Instructions for Formatting and Submitting the Assignment: • Utilize a minimum of 3 EBP articles from peer reviewed journals no older than 5 years. • The paper is 5-7 pages not including the cover and the reference pages. • APA (6th ed.) format is required with no grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. • Please utilize the writing center services before submitting the final work. • Before the final submission, please post the paper to Turnitin.com and review the report. Similarity index is to be <15%.

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Quality and Safety Education for Nurses
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