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Florida QSEN Center-2016 Summit

The Florida QSEN Center is hosting a 2016 QSEN Summit: Academic and Clinical Partnership Capstone on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Jacksonville University. Flyer...

February 3, 2016

QSEN in Class and Clinical-NurseTim, I ...

Dr. Tim Bristol’s articles or videos  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses is a multi-phase initiative to help nursing schools and educators enhance the efficacy of the nursing curriculum. With an emphasis on quality and safety, the program serves as a collaborative venue whereby ideas can be shared (www.qsen.org) within an evidence-based framework. Dr. Bristol provides current articles and videos on how best to make QSEN a part of your curriculum today. View webinars, articles, and more here: http://enews.facultyedu.com/uploads/prep/nursetim&issue=2016-01-21&proof=1 Webinar...

February 3, 2016

Bedside Assessment and Documentation B ...

The Beside Assessment and Documentation Basics: A Pocket Card for Beginning Nursing Students is a clinical tool to promote quality, safe care in beginning nursing students. First semester pre-licensure nursing students are challenged to acquire and develop the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for basic patient care. This beginning educational experience is often stressful as students are required to integrate fundamental concepts and health assessment strategies in clinical practice during a relatively short period of time.  In addition to the stress response of the students, faculty are met with the challenge of ensuring students perform quality, safe care while focusing on the patient and adequately communicating the patients’ needs to other members of the interdisciplinary team. In an effort to promote patient safety by minimizing student anxiety and omissions in assessment data collection, students are provided with the Bedside Assessment and Documentation Basics pocket card for use in the first clinical course. The Bedside Assessment and Documentation Basics pocket card is intended for student use with each clinical experience (actual human patients, laboratory, and simulation). The pocket card...

January 28, 2016

Leadership in Healthcare

What makes a good leader? Merriam-Webster defines a leader as “a person who leads.” This is a very broad definition, however that allows our minds to take control. In reality, anyone can become a leader, but a leader must have the ability to influence others to achieve a goal. They do this by influencing their followers and focusing on effectiveness, vision and motivation. Some characteristics of a good leader include intelligence, organizational skills, ability to work independently, confident in their abilities, creative, ability to adapt to change, decisive and something everyone likes, they are personable. In healthcare there are a variety of leaders, some natural and others appointed. Some examples include chief nursing officers, chief executive officers, attending physicians, charge nurses and nurse managers. These leaders are employees who have been appointed to these management positions and their main role is to plan, organize, coordinate and direct work to meet goals. We expect that all leaders in management roles demonstrate a good number of the positive characteristics listed above, yet this is not always the case. At times we...

January 25, 2016