Task Forces

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

QSEN TASK FORCES:

I. Practice
II. RN-BSN
III. DNP and Leadership
IV. Academic Clinical Practice
V. Academia
VI. Simulation
VII. VAQS
VIII. Research
IX. International
IX. International
X. OADN
XI. Entrepreneurship & Innovation 
XII. High-Quality Mathematical Preparation for Nurses
XIII. Patient Education: Barriers, Solutions and Standards
XIV. Patient Safety

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: Kathy Bradley
Contact Email: kathleenbradley22@hotmail.com

http://qsenpractice.weebly.com/

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

http://qsensystems.weebly.com/

Co-chair: Cindy Zellefrow DNP MSEd RN LSN PHNA-BC
Contact Email:  zellefrow.2@osu.edu

Co-chair: Kerry Milner DNSc RN
Contact Email: milnerk@sacredheart.edu

Co-chair: Catherine Alexander DNP MPH RN
Contact Email: mobilemedicaltraining@gmail.com

Morgan Clouse Johnson DNP, RN, FNP-BC
VA Quality Scholar & Nurse Practitioner
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
email: morgan.k.clouse@vumc.org

Deana Hays DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor Oakland University
email: hays@oakland.edu

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

Focusing on Clinical Faculty Practice and Preceptors

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

http://www.academicclinicalfacultydevelopment.com/orientation

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

Contact Email: Altmillg@tcnj.edu

qsenacademictaskforce.weebly.com

Coordinator:
Loretta Aller PhD(c), RN, Associate Lecturer, Kent State University -- Stark, College of Nursing
Email: laller@kent.edu

Leaders:
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

qsensimulation.weebly.com

Leader: Suzie Miltner, PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Email: smiltner@uab.edu

Leader: Danielle Olds
Email: danielle.m.olds@gmail.com

Leader: Aniko Kukla 
Email: axk633@case.edu 

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

http://qseninternational.weebly.com/

Leader: Aniko Kukla 
Email: axk633@case.edu 

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

http://qseninternational.weebly.com/

Leader: Shanina Knighton
Email: sck46@case.edu

http://www.qsenie.org/

Leader:
Rebecca Hartzler, and John Clochesy, Director and Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida
Email: rebeccahartzler@austin.utexas.edu

QSEN Task Force on High-Quality Mathematical Preparation for Nurses
https://qsen.org/qsen-task-force-on-high-quality-mathematical-preparation-for-nurses/

Math Education for Nurses Newsletter
https://qsen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Case-Western-Reserve-University-Mail-Fwd_-Math-Education-for-Nurses-Newsletter-2.pdf

Leader: Nancy Peifer PhD, RN
Email: peifern@palmbeachstate.edu

Description: This task force is available for nurses interested in focusing on the problems and solutions inherent within patient education in the clinical, community and educational setting. Focus is on identifying barriers, creating solutions and setting safe, quality standards for patient education using collaboration and partnerships within the clinical and academic setting. Working together, we can advocate to improve outcomes through engaging patients and families in learner centered education.

http://www.qsenpatienteducationtaskforce.com

Leader: Tamu Abreu, MSN, RN-BC, CPPS, CPHQ
Email: tabreu@twu.edu


Academic Clinical Practice Taskforce: Videos

Academic Clinical Practice Taskforce Member

Purpose

The purpose of these video vignettes is to address how to deal with students and nursing staff situations both in the on and off campus clinical setting.  Many times, situations occur in the clinical setting that may be difficult for faculty because they contain sensitive student’s issues and topics. Each video vignette demonstrates ideal expected behaviors of clinical faculty when dealing with clinical situations.  During implementation, it was noted that the videos are especially beneficial for new clinical faculty. The videos have been incorporated during orientation of new and returning clinical adjunct faculty at New York University.

Contact

Esther Gravis RN, MSN, CPN
Professor of Nursing
Saddleback College 

I can be reached at egravis@saddleback.edu or elg50@case.edu

Interest

My interested in faculty development started when I took my first job as a part-time clinical faculty member. I quickly learned that part-time clinical nurse instructors routinely have little or no instruction before teaching nursing students in the clinical setting. I also learned they have a significant impact on student learning. I wanted to develop easy to use modules, based on QSEN competencies, to guide part-time faculty in their new role. 


New Preceptor Resources

Check out the new Nurse Preceptor Webpage developed by Tracey Parson DNP, RN


 

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