A Conceptual Model of QSEN

Submitter Information

Author: Maureen Byrnes, DNP, RN, CNM
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Institution: Seton Hall University-College of Nursing
Email: byrnesmb@shu.edu

Competency Category(s)
Evidence-Based Practice, Informatics, Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration

Learner Level(s)
Pre-Licensure ADN/Diploma, Pre-Licensure BSN

Learner Setting(s)
Classroom

Strategy Type
General Strategy

Learning Objectives

“A Conceptual Model of QSEN” has been developed to assist the pre-licensure nursing student in developing ‘Information Fluency’ regarding QSEN.
Strategy overview: A copy of the conceptual model of qsen is attached as Strategy Material: File 1. The use of a visual conceptualization of QSEN can be especially important by allowing students to see the relationship of the QSEN elements. Such a visual model is so important to help in the learning process. This model is offered to facilitate and constantly reinforce quality & safety education for pre-licensure nursing students, demystifying the QSEN initiative while enabling the student to understand the competency domains quite quickly. It is not a process reserved for intellectuals, but rather a cognitive process that puts together all the pieces to form the concept of QSEN.

Strategy Overview

A copy of the conceptual model of qsen is attached as Strategy Material: File 1.  The use of a visual conceptualization of QSEN can be especially important by allowing students to see the relationship of the QSEN elements. Such a visual model is so important to help in the learning process. This model is offered to facilitate and constantly reinforce quality & safety education for pre-licensure nursing students, demystifying the QSEN initiative while enabling the student to understand the competency domains quite quickly. It is not a process reserved for intellectuals, but rather a cognitive process that puts together all the pieces to form the concept of QSEN.

Submitted Materials

Additional Materials

http://qsen.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/A-Conceptual-Model-of-QSEN.pdf

Evaluation Description

The Conceptual Model of QSEN could be used to facilitate Information Fluency for the pre-licensure nursing student in a number of ways. The focus on developing the students’ ability to identify, find, understand, evaluate and use information is open to a wide variety of applications. This includes accessing information effectively and efficiently and can be accomplished by utilizing the attached conceptual model within directed class discussion. Information Fluency does not lend itself particularly well to exams or texts, but knowledge level assessments can be developed by nursing faculty and applied creatively, expecially with pre-clinical nursing students. Students will gain the ability to incorporate QSEN information and develop their own analysis and understanding, as well as develop their own research processes and stategies thereby evidencing Information Fluency.