2013 QSEN National Forum

2013 QSEN National Forum - Embracing New Heights


The 2013 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from May 30 – 31, 2013.

The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum is designed to attract innovators and nurture faculty and nursing leaders for the improvement of quality and safety education through sharing of:

  • Innovations in curricular design and teaching strategies that accomplish QSEN competency development
  • Research related to quality and safety education in pre-licensure, advanced practice programs, and clinical practice

Registration fees for the conference are $260.00.

CE credit has been awarded

This program has been awarded 10.4 contact hours. Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (OH-216/11-01-15) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Four registration options are now available: online, mail, phone or fax.


Click here to register online


Mail this completed form with a check payable to Case Western Reserve University for $260 or complete the credit card information and send to:
Continuing Medical Education Program
10524 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-6026


Phone (216) 983-1239 or (800) 274-8263 with the information requested on our form
and your credit card number


Fax this form with your credit card number to (216) 844-8133

If you have problems with your registration, please feel free to call the Case Western Reserve University Registration Coordinator at 216-983-1239

Registration fees are refundable less a $25 fee if a participant cancels by May 9, 2013. No refunds will be made after May 22, 2013. All requests for refunds must be in writing.

Keynote Session

QSEN and the Power of Alignment


  • Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Executive Director, American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • She will present QSEN and the Power of Alignment. This presentation will describe the compelling reasons that quality and safety in practice and education must be aligned. A panel of nurses from academia and practice will share examples on how to make this alignment come alive.


Plenary Session

Partnership for Patients (PfP) Hospital Engagement Network

This interactive session provides a brief overview of the Center’s Partnership for Patients campaign and (http://partnershipforpatients.cms.gov/) highlights stories from a panel of patient advocates. Discussion will highlight how clinicians can engage patients and families in their care to improve quality and safety.


  • Jacqueline Kreinik, RN, MS, CMC: Nurse Consultant:Partnership for Patients, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
  • Deborah Morris Nadzam, PhD, RN, BB, FAAN: Senior Senior Project Director, JCR’s CMS Hospital Engagement Network, Joint Commission Resources
  • Vi Naylor: Executive Vice President, Georgia Hospital Association
  • Consumer panel from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s Partnership for Patients, featuring Bob and Barb Malizzo, Victoria and Armando Nahum, Chrissie Blackburn, and Amy Berman


Endnote Session

Forging a True Patient-Centered Relationship for Families and Nurses: Bringing the QSEN Competencies to Life

This session will link the QSEN competencies with patient activation/engagement specifically related to safety and the reduction of errors. The recently published guide The recently published guide Safe and Sound in the Hospital (http://partnerhealth.com/) will be featured along with instructions for nurses to work collaboratively  with patients who are empowered  to improve the quality and safety of their care.


  • Mary E. Foley, RN, PhD: Director, Center for Nursing Research and Innovation, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing; CALNOC Business Development Consultant
  • Karen Curtiss: Author of “Safe & Sound” in Forging Collaborative Partnerships for Safety and Quality


Special Sessions

Teaching Graduate-Level QSEN Competencies
Learn about the AACN QSEN Faculty Development Workshops
Presented by:

  • Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, George Washington University School of Nursing
  • Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Director, Special Projects, AACN


QSEN Leveraging the AHRQ Innovations Exchange
Using the Innovations Exchange as a Resource to Develop and Teach QSEN Competences for Both Nursing Students and Nurses at the Frontlines
Presented by:

  • Judith Consalvo, BS
  • Kathleen Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN
  • Judy Kunisch, BSN, MBA


Tracking Nursing Student Errors and Near-Misses

Learn about the national survey on student errors
Presented by:

  • Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Judith Warren, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Susan Connor, MSN, RN



Company and  Sponsor Type

WellStar Health System; Exhibit

Kaiser Permanente; Friend of QSEN, Exhibit

ANCC; Friend of QSEN, Exhibit

AORN; Friend of QSEN

The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning; Exhibit

NurseTim, Inc.;  Exhibit

Joint Commission Resources; Exhibit

National League for Nursing; Exhibit

Elsevier; Exhibit, Promotion

Pearson Publishing; Promotion

Sigma Theta Tau International; Promotion

University of Colorado College of Nursing; Pilot School

UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing; Pilot School

Augustana College; Pilot School

University of Tennessee Health Center; Pilot School

Charleston South Carolina; Pilot School

Emory University; Pilot School

Nursing Programs at La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences; Pilot School

University of Massachusetts-Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Pilot School

2013 Syllabus

Concurrent Session Presentations Agenda 

Concurrent Session 1: 

A. QSEN Resources; Consalvo, Stevens, and Kunisch

B. Graduate Level

1. Integrating QSEN Graduate Competencies into a Clinical Practicum Course for FNP Students; Edmonds

2. Curricular Design & Teaching Strategy Innovation: Leveraging the Advanced Practice Leadership Role in Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN); Kostas-Polston

3. Building a Quality Graduate Nurse with a QSEN Foundation; Schafer-Astroth

C. Academic Clinical Partnerships 1

1. Cultivating Collaborative Partnerships: QSEN as Catalyst;  Luxenburg-Horowitz

2. Linking the VA Quality Scholars Fellowship and the VA Nursing Academy to Benefit the Quality of Veterans’ Health Care; Miltner, Patrician

3. The Evolution of the Novice Student Nurse; Short, Forehand, Leigh

D. Quality Improvement

1. The QI Squat Team: Immersion Learning to teach Quality Improvement; Clevenger, Crist

2. The Role of Constructive Feedback in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: Teaching Strategies to help Students Appreciate its Value; Altmiller

3. Poised to Lead; Educating Nurses in Quality Improvement; Duva, Jennings

Concurrent Session 2: 

E. Course Design Strategies

1. Name that QSEN Competency!; Gies

2. Film Clips to Teach Nursing Informatics at the Pre-Licensure Level; Oh, Degagne

3. Acknowledge Student Experiences with Patient Safety Errors through Guided Writing; Lee, Murray

F. Academic Clinical Partnerships 2

1. Dedicated Education Units: Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap with Academic-Practice Collaborations; Sharpnack

2. Building an Academic/ Clinical Partnership in Patient Safety to Improve Health Outcomes; Chenot, Christopher, Sherwood

3. Championing QSEN Competencies: Launching a Patient Safety Champion Program with Undergraduate Nursing Students; Freeman, Dennison

G. Transition to Practice

1. Early Engagement: Incorporating Quality Improvement in a Nurse Residency; Salas, Shinners

2. The “Infusion” of QSEN for New Nurses at Community Memorial Health System; McCaffrey, Larramendy, Ferrari

3. Share, Connect, Apply: Utilizing Storytelling and Reflection to Drive QSEN Competencies in a Nurse Residency Program; Smith, Burke

H. Simulation

1. QSEN-CJ: Quality Simulation enhancing Nursing-Clinical Judgement; Weatherspoon, Sullivan

2. The Use of Human Simulation as a Method to Teach Patient Safety; Beischel, Hart

3. Focusing on Patient Safety and Quality in Teaching Nursing Informatics; Pajarillo

Concurrent Session 3: 

I. Safety

1. Tracking Nursing Students Errors and Near Misses; Disch, Barnsteiner

2. Safety Strategies for Nurses: Mindful Attention to Praxis; Bicknell

3. Safety Reporting in Nursing Education with a Focus on Transparency; Cooper

J. Teamwork/Collaboration

1. Innovations in Interprofessional Education Based on Quality and Safety Core Competencies; Barton

2. Preparing Collaborative Practice-Ready Practioners to Transform Patient Care; Durham, Sherwood

3. Developing and Piloting an Interprofessional Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Graduate-Level Course: A Collaborative Experience; Snell, Coplin

K. Special Populations

1. Adapting QSEN Principles for School Nursing: A Pediatric Neurology Exemplar; Rosenblum

2. Design and Evaluation of a Quality Educational Workshop for Oncology Nurses; Friese, Harrison, Scaramuzzo, Sein, Lefebvre, Lillington

3. Patients and Family Centered Care: A Standardized Patient Experience in the Mental Health Setting; Webster

L. Evaluation/Research

1. Measuring Undergraduate Nursing Students Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes of Quality and Safety: A Pilot Study; Merrill, Johnson, Palmer

2. Employing the Principles of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in QSEN Research; Beischel

3. Measuring Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Competencies Using a Video Based Online Discussion Board Assignment in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students; McKay

Concurrent Session 4: 

M. Clinical Practice Evaluation

1. A New Frontier in Patient Safety: Safe Medication Practices for Nursing Students through Interdisciplinary Academic-Hospital Partnerships; Freeman, Dennison

2. Reflective Practice: Integrating the QSEN Competencies and Transforming the Educational Paradigm; Sherwood, Horton-Deutsch

3. Analysis of Work-Arounds; Lancaster

N. Transformative Efforts

1. A Global Perspective of QSEN: Transforming Nursing in Abu Dhabi; Galea

2. An Institute of Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency in Colorado; Armstrong

3. VA Geriatric Scholars Program Quality Improvement Workshop: Educating Scholars and Coaches while Improving Veteran Care; Callaway-Lane

O. QSEN in Practice

1. The Effectiveness of Team Training on Fall Reduction; Robertson

2.  Patient-Centered Bedside Hand-Off Report: Integrating QSEN Competencies into Practice Setting;  Glusenkamp, Oster

3. Designing Onboarding Curricula to Advance Nurses’ QSEN Competency Development; Hastings, Bradley, Wontor

P. Curricular Integration

1. A Pilot School’s Journey: Where We Were; Where We Are Six Years Later; Altmiller, Bicknell

2. Curriculum Revision Based on Core Competency Expectations and Provision of Seamless Academic Progession; Gerngross, Holtzer, Hines

3. Designing a Sequence of Clinical Learning Experiences that Meet the Evidence Based Practice QSEN KSAs; Kumm, Fletcher


Poster Presentations