2014 QSEN Forum

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The 2014 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 27-29, 2014.

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
  • Quality Improvement, Evidence-based practice implementation, or safety projects.


QSEN will be in conjunction with the Academy for Healthcare Improvement. AHI’s mission is to foster an interprofessional community that advances improvement in health care through scholarly and education activities.

AHI conference dates:May 29-30. Submit Abstracts online at www.a4hi.org.


Registration fee is $300 until April 15th and $350 after April 15th

Registration Deadline: May 21st at 12:00 pm EST. Registration is now closed. 

If you need further assistance, 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 13, 2014. No refunds will be made after May 23, 2014. All requests for refunds must be in writing.

AHI is offering a 20% discount off the meeting registration rate for all who plan to attend the QSEN meeting on May 27th and May 28th plus non-members will receive AHI membership for 2014. Click here for more information.

Conference Schedule 

Evaluation & Certificate

Click here for the evaluation. You will receive the certificate upon completion of the evaluation.

Concurrent Session Abstracts: http://cmetracker.net/CASECME/Files/Brochures/166664.pdf

Powerpoint Presentations


1. Simulation is the Key & Scenario Development 

            Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP

2. QSEN 101 

            Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

3. Academic Clinical Partnerships 

            Chris Koffel, PhD, RN, Judy Didion, PhD, RN

4. Integration of QSEN into Practice

             Barb Tassell, RN, MSN

Concurrent Session 1


1. Progressive Clinical Performance Evaluation Tools Incorporating the QSEN Competencies: Two Years Later by Eymard, Lyons, Davis

2. Innovative Community Placements:  Enhancing Students’ Experiences of Teamwork and Collaboration and Patient Centered Care in Community Health Nursing by Trudgeon, Tuason, Cornett

3. Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Authority by Beischel, Moore, Nagy, McCracken, LeMaster, Davis


1. Interprofessional education: Talking to patients and families after a medical error by Baernholdt, Plews-Ogan

2. Addressing QSEN Competencies and Creating a Center for Interprofessional Education by Hoerst

3.  Real World Applications of QSEN: Immersion Experiences to Create Safety Champions by Sherwood, Boller, Durham


1. Furthering the QSEN Institute through a DNP Educational Course by Madigan

2. Evaluating Quality and Safety Competency Development on Dedicated Education Units in a Randomized Controlled Study by Mulready-Shick

3. The Wright Tool Kit: QSEN Competency Integration in an On-line RN-to-BSN Program by Stalter, Keister, Martin, Chrisagis


1. Integrating Quality and Safety Education into Clinical Nursing Education through a Dedicated Education Unit by Masters

2. Transforming Care Transitions: Implementing Project RED at a VA Medical Center (VAMC) by Jeanette Broering

3. The Student Safety Coach Project: A University-Agency Partnership by Phillips, Duncan.

Concurrent Session 2


1. Knowledge is Power: A Standardized Method to Educate Clinical Nurses on Quality Data by Farrell, Cassidy, Boxer

2. How to Integrate the IHI Open School into you Curriculum by Madigosky, Briddon

3. Taking It to the Next Level: Integrating QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) and Magnet to Improve Health Outcomes by Chenot, Christopher


1. Moving QSEN into the Next Frontier: Community-Based Interprofessional Safety and Quality Education, Practice, and Research by Jan Boller, Gwen Sherwood

2. 1200 People Are Talking About Quality Improvement: Using Active Training to Facilitate Change by Senesac

3. Fostering Future QSEN Leadership in Health Care through Systems Thinking by Phillips


1. Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap in Quality and Safety Work in a Nursing Administration Program by Miltner, Patrician

2. Socialization of Pre-Nursing Students to QSEN Culture of Care by Adler

3. Engaging Undergraduate Nursing Students in Quality-Safety Projects to Foster QSEN Competency Development byMurray


1. Using Simulation to Promote Effective Communication with a Diverse Student Population by  Spinner, O’Donnell

2. Using Concept Maps to Enhance Clinical Judgment in Simulation Experiences by Dennis

3. QSEN Competencies: A Framework to Hardwire Health Literacy Concepts and Strategies by Klingbeil, Ziebert

Concurrent Session 3


1. An NP Student Quality Improvement Project: Implementing QSEN Competencies and Meaningful Use Using HIT by Mirovsky

2. Improving Quality and Patient Safety through a Lean, Nurse-driven Interdisciplinary Rounding Process by Nguyen, O’Brien,  Rines, Santana

3. Building rapport between student nurses and nurses by Biedlingmaier


1. Partnering to Practice: Creating Work Environments focused on Quality and Safety by Horton-Deutsch, Sherwood

2. The Impact of Handoff Practice in Simulation on Quality and Safety Competencies by Sideras, Kohan

3. Building Team Competency: Using TEAMSTEPPS® RESOURCES to Enhance Teamwork Attitudes in Nursing Students by Goliat, Sharpnack


1. Undergraduate students’ perceived confidence with quality and safety activities in a high-dose clinical simulation teaching model by McCabe

2. The Evidence-Based Knowledge Assessment in Nursing (EKAN): An Objective Instrument to Measure EBP Knowledge in Prelicensure Nursing Students to Facilitate the Development of Curriculum, Faculty, and Teaching Strategies by Hagedorn-Wonder, Darrell Spurlock Jr.

3. Transforming Nursing Education in a Senior Leadership and Management Course by Peterson


1. An Innovative Pedagogy to Facilitate Nursing Student Formation by Yearwood, Riley

2. Using Standardized Patients during Mental Health Scenarios: Experiences from the NCSBN National Simulation Study by Zulkosky, Fetter, Arndt,

3. Standardized Patients in Psychiatric Nursing: Emphasizing Quality Patient-Centered Care and Safety while Teaching Communication by Debra Webster

Concurrent Session 4


1. Teamwork and Collaboration: Teaching Students Strategies to Manage Challenging Communications by Altmiller

2. An Online Capstone Course Effective in Promoting Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Systems Applications by VanGraafeiland,  Ray

3. Promoting Interprofessional practice-academic partnerships through student-led quality improvement projects by Bernet, Younger, Davidson


1. Quality and Safety Competencies in Undergraduate Nursing Education by Bryer, Peterson-Graziose

2. A Statewide Initiative Integrating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Through Academic/Clinical Partnerships to Improve Health Outcomes by Chenot, Christopher

3. Nursing Faculty Development: Implementation of QSEN competencies for clinical faculty development by Silver-Dunker


1. An Innovative QSEN Teaching Strategy for Health Promotion: The Development of a Mobile App by Kohlbry

2. Designing a Graduate Informatics Course to Meet QSEN Competencies by Vottero

3. Moving from meaningful use …to meaningful care: Helping Students gain informatics competencies by Sharpnack, Goliat, Fellows, Rogers, Dillon-Bleich


1. QSEN in Haiti: The first BSN program by Bristol, Alcindor

2. Promoting a culture of medication safety: An engaging, focused e-Learning approach for nursing students by Hueckel,Bush

3. Evaluating the effectiveness of real time feedback on the bedside hand hygiene behaviors of nursing students by Ott


PLENARY SESSION: May 27, 3:45-4:15 PM  Presentation Link 

Mary Foley, RN, PhD, FAAN, HS Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Lynn Forsey, PhD, RN, Nurse Scientist, Stanford Medical Center

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: May 27, 4:15-5:15 PM Presentation Link 

Moving QSEN into Practice 

Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, FAAN, American Organization of Nurse Executives

LUNCH SESSION: May 28, 1:00-1:30 PM

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Open School Presentation Link 

Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Teaching Graduate-Level QSEN Competencies Presentation Link 

Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Esther Emard, MSN, RN, MSLIR

PLENARY SESSION: May 28, 3:30-4:15 PM Presentation Link 

Academic Clinical Partnerships; The Michigan Story 

Mary Mundt, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Michigan State University College of Nursing

INTRO TO PLENARY PANEL: May 28, 4:15-5:15 PM Presentation Link 

The QSEN Initiative- from Academia to point of care 

Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC, Director, Verscant Center

Kathy Chappell, MSN, RN, Director ANCC Accreditation

Mary Harper, PhD, RN-BC, Director of Professional Development, ANPD

Susan Root, MSN, RN, CNOR, Manager, Center for Perioperative Education

Kathleen Burke, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN, Corporate Director, Nursing Professional Development and Innovation Penn. Medicine: Assistant Dean Clinical Nurse Learning and Innovation, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

KEYNOTE/ENDNOTE SPEAKER: May 29, 8:15-9:15 AM Presentation Link 

The critical nature of quality and safety education to achieve a high-quality healthcare system 

Madeline Schmitt, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Former Professor and Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing and Interprofessional Education, University of Rochester, School of Nursing

 Panel: May 28, 9:30-11:00 AM

Panelists from nationally funded studies will share their expertise on design, implementation, and evaluation of inter-professional education.


Break and Poster Reception Sponsors:

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Versant Holdings, LLC

Friends of QSEN:

Lourdes University


American Nurses Credentialing Center

Sigma Theta Tau International

QI Macros for Excel


American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Association for Nursing Professional Development

ATI Nursing Education

Haiti Nursing Foundation

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Joint Commission Resources

Josie King Foundation

National League for Nursing

Nurse Tim, Inc.

Shadow Health, Inc.

Springer Publishing

Wolters Kluwer Health