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 https://www.qsen.org/ksas_prelicensure.php
� 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
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 Turnitin.com and review the report. Similarity index is to be <15%.