QStudents – Questions Archived

Leadership in Healthcare

Posted by QSEN Institute on January 25, 2016
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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

NINR Graduate Partnership Project

Posted by QSEN Institute on October 9, 2015
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The National Institute of Nursing Research is accepting applications until December 1 for their 2016 Graduate Partnership Project. The DPP is a research training opportunity that combines academics with NIH-level research; it  is designed specifically for PhD students who have completed their required coursework.  Research is completed with in NIH labs

QStudent #7: Health Literacy

Posted by QSEN Institute on September 15, 2015
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Did you know that twenty-two percent of American adults read below the proficiency level, as compared to the fourteen percent who are at or above (Begintoread.com)? Low literacy levels cost approximately $73 million per year in direct healthcare costs because of the amount of errors that are produced (Begintoread.com). Medical

QStudent #6: Teamwork & Collaboration

Posted by QSEN Institute on February 4, 2015
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Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek.

Teamwork and collaboration in healthcare is of the utmost importance. We’ve all heard the saying, there’s no ‘I’ in team, and for the most part this is true, however there is an exception. The

Student Resources

Posted by QSEN Institute on January 8, 2015
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Learning Nurse


This page offers narrated modules for healthcare professionals on ongoing Professional Development, and Patient Assessment, as well as helpful simulations, to assist with making nursing diagnoses.

American Association for Colleges of Nursing – Competencies to Improve Care for Older Adults

Image from clinical-innovation.com

QStudent #5: Informatics

Posted by QSEN Institute on November 13, 2014
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Hello QStudent readers! It’s quite obvious these days that a majority of what we do involves technology. We have smart phones, tablets, laptops, flat screen TVs, etc. In the healthcare world, patients can access their medical records online, charting is done through computer systems, and medication bar code scanning is found

QStudent #4: Evidence Based Practice

Posted by QSEN Institute on October 8, 2014
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Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the topic for our forth post. EBP can, and usually does, go hand in hand with Quality Improvement (QI), which was our topic in the last post.

Evidence-Based Practice is defined as “integrating best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery

QStudent #3: Quality Improvement

Posted by QSEN Institute on September 25, 2014
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The definition of quality improvement (QI) is, “Using data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and using improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems” (QSEN, 2003).

These days, both healthcare institutions and the government are focusing on

Student Resource Page

Posted by QSEN Institute on September 16, 2014
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What are we?

A page dedicated to Quality and Safety from the Nursing Student Perspective. On this page you will find:

  • QStudent Blog –powered by undergraduate nursing students, providing weekly topics of interest. Join the conversation & comment on the posts!
  • Related Resources
  • News & Information in the Nursing Student world

QStudent#2: Social Media & Patient Confidentiality

Posted by QSEN Institute on August 20, 2014
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Many believe that social media sites are only limited to Facebook and Twitter, and while these are two of the most common platforms, that is not the case. The Merriam-Webster definition of social media is “forms of electronic communication (as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create