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Competencies KSAs

For copyright permission to use the Pre-licensure competencies, please contact Elsevier directly at:

Cronenwett, L., Sherwood, G., Barnsteiner J., Disch, J., Johnson, J., Mitchell, P., Sullivan, D., Warren, J. (2007). Quality and safety education for nurses. Nursing Outlook, 55(3)122-131.

Use of the Graduate-level competencies is freely available for educational purposes.

Cronenwett, L., Sherwood, G., Pohl, J., Barnsteiner, J., Moore, S., Sullivan, D., Ward, D., Warren, J. (2009). Quality and safety education for advanced nursing practice. Nursing Outlook 57(6), 338-348.

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Ironside, P.M. Exploring the Complexity of Advocacy: Balancing Patient-Centered Care and Safety. (n.d.). Retrieved May 21, 2007, from http://www.qsen.org/teachingstrategy.php?id=58

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