Sunday, November 4, 2007: 8:15 AM-9:30 AM
SPECIAL SESSION: QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) Update: Pilot School Learning Collaborative and Graduate Education Competencies
Learning Objective #1: Analyze resources, challenges, and opportunities to develop faculty and teaching pedagogies that support development of quality and safety competencies among pre-licensure nursing students
Learning Objective #2: Describe QSEN objectives and outcomes for Phase II goals related to the Pilot School Learning Collaborative and beginning work related to advanced practice education.
In 2003, the Institute of Medicine report on Health Professions Education issued a call for change, specifically, to alter learning experiences that form the basis for professional identity formation so that graduates are educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics. QSEN, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is working on behalf of nursing to answer the questions: What does this challenge mean for nursing education? What quality and safety competencies describe what it means to be a respected nurse? What teaching strategies will prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which they work? The purpose of the presentation will be to share outcomes from the last 12 months, namely: a summary of the strategies for implementing curricular change among the QSEN Pilot School Learning Collaborative and results of the first faculty development initiatives; initial evaluations of use and usefulness of the QSEN website; and results of the summit of QSEN faculty and representatives of advanced practice nursing organizations and implications for quality and safety education in graduate nursing programs. Participants will be invited to dialogue with session leaders and each other about the challenges facing nursing as we seek to discover how to incorporate quality and safety KSAs in curricula throughout the country and world.
Symposium Organizer:Linda R. Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN
Symposium Presenters:Gwen Sherwood, RN, PhD, FAAN
Elaine L. Smith, MSN, MBA, RN, CNAA
Linda R. Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN