Topic: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

� 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

� 6 competencies to ensure that nursing students develop the knowledge, skills and attitude (KSA) 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

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. Topic for scenario: One day post ankle surgery patient fell during change of shift in the orthopedic nursing unit.

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 5 evidence base practice articles from peer reviewed journals no older than 5 years.

� The paper is 6 pages not including the cover and the reference pages.

� APA (6th ed.) format is required with no grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

� Before the final submission to Blackboard, please post the paper to and review the report. Similarity index is to be <15%.