Goals Of QSEN

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The project for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) began in 2005; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded the project. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest philanthropy, which solely focused on health; the foundation's goal is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. The project was launched to teach quality and safety competencies to the future nurses. The QSEN's goal is to give the opportunity for the future nurses to meet the challenges, like knowledge, skills, and attitudes, that they are preparing for the healthcare systems. The six competencies need to be and defined in order for the goal of QSEN to be accomplished. Why did I choose this topic and interest on it is because that it is to make sure that…show more content…
The current phase 4 has started in 2012 and still ongoing. The first phase is identifying the six QSEN competencies; the other 2 phases is developing, testing, and disseminating teach strategies in 15 schools of nursing and developed & evaluated innovative methods of student learning assessment and advancement of faculty expertise. The goals of QSEN is "to address the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work (Health Information Technology (HITS) for Nursing Faculty: QSEN: Quality and Safety Competencies, 2018)." The nursing student has to be educated with both safety and quality. They need to have the knowledge and skills to improve both the safety and quality skills - that they will learn in nursing school. "The mission of QSEN is to address the challenge of assuring that nurses have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work (Tolansky & Moore, 2013)." QSEN is making sure that the nurses provide high quality, safe care and it helps them to meet the challenges of healthcare - that is improving - as they move from applying the six QSEN competencies. "The major QSEN contribution to healthcare education was the creation of six QSEN competencies (modeled after the IOM reports) and the pre-licensure and graduate-level knowledge, skills, and attitude (KSA) statements for each competency (Cronenwett et al., 2007)." The six competencies of the QSEN is patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and
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