Task Forces

Interested in joining a task force? Please contact us by email at qsen.institute@gmail.com for more information. 

Purpose of the Task Forces:

A venue/opportunity for a group of people with expertise in an area of focus (e.g, practice, academia, simulation) to ensure  

  1. Representation of area of focus during the annual QSEN conference (planning committee)
  2. Representation of area of focus on the QSEN website
  3. Expansion of Scholarly work is produced and disseminated (presentations, articles, grants)
  4. Connection and collaboration with other professional organizations affiliated with area of focus


I. Practice


III. DNP Leadership 

IV. Academic Clinical Practice

V. Academia 

VI. Simulation 

VII. VA Quality Scholars 

VIII. Research 

IX. International 


XI. Entrepreneurship & Innovation 


I. Practice

The National QSEN Practice Task Force is a resource for nurses in the practice setting looking for guidance with the QSEN competencies.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Onboarding – Orientation / Residency / Preceptor Programs
  • Human Resource – Job Descriptions /Performance Review / Clinical Ladder
  • Nurse Professional Development – Continuing Education / Annual Competencies
  • Magnet & Research

Leader: Chris Koffel, PhD, RN, Nursing Research, ProMedica
Contact Email: chris.koffel@promedica.org

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The National QSEN RN-BSN Task Force is accepting membership and proposals to advance the science of System-Level Thinking  and integration into RN-BSN Curricula.

Leader: Ann Stalter, PhD, RN, Wright State University
Contact Email: ann.stalter@wright.edu

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III. DNP Leadership

Leader: Sheryl Cosme,MSN, RN-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Contact Email: sheryl.cosme@ana.org.

Evidence Based Practice Page: http://evidencebasednurse.weebly.com/

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IV: Academic Clinical Practice

Focusing on Clinical Faculty Practice and Preceptors

Leader: Kimberly Silver Dunker
Contact: kdunker@worcester.edu 

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V. Academia

Leader: Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey

Contact Email: Altmillg@tcnj.edu

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VI. Simulation


Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Professor of Nursing and Director, Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE)  School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

KT Waxman, DNP, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FAAN, Assistant Professor Director, Executive Leader Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Director, Masters in Healthcare Simulation Program, University of San Francisco, School of Nursing & Health Professions

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Leader: Suzie Miltner, PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Email: smiltner@uab.edu

VIII. Research

Leader: Danielle Olds

Email: danielle.m.olds@gmail.com

IX. International 

Leader: Aniko Kukla Email: axk633@case.edu 

Co-leader: Michelle Slater DNP, RN, CNOR Email: mls280@case.edu

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Leader: Donna Meyer

Email: donna.meyer@oadn.org

OADN Task Force Contact List


XI. Entrepreneurship & Innovation 

Leader: Shanina Knighton

Email: sck46@case.edu

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