QSEN Newsletter: August 2021


Extended 2021 QSEN International Forum “Register Today!”

If you missed the 2021 event, you can still register for the post-conference access (ONLY $75.00) to our incredible website through December 31, 2021, that includes recordings, virtual presentations, and posters. Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain continuing education and learn strategies for implementing quality and safety competencies in both academia and practice. For more information

2022 QSEN International Forum

June 1-3, 2022  |  Denver Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Denver CO

Join us at the Summit!

Aligning the New AACN Essentials and QSEN:

The Future of Quality and Safety Competencies in Nursing Education and Practice

Conference Objectives:

  • Explore the alignment of the QSEN competencies and the new AACN Essentials 
  • Learn strategies for quality and safety competency integration into undergraduate and graduate curricula and practice settings
  • Share innovations in education, professional development, and practice to enhance quality and safety in healthcare
  • ​Disseminate quality and safety scholarship

For more information


Article: Incorporation of QSEN Competencies in Undergraduate Education

This article addresses the importance of faculty development programs in the incorporation of QSEN competencies in undergraduate nursing education. Evaluation of innovative educational strategies and implementation approaches revealed that QSEN and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) resources were most helpful. More information


Submit Your Best Practices to QSEN
 Do you have a method for incorporating QSEN competencies into practice or teaching? Submit your work to the QSEN Practice Strategies or Teaching Strategies! For more information or to submit your strategy, go to https://qsen.org/strategies 
Professional Development: Teaching for Quality (Te4Q)
 Join the Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for a rigorous professional development program focused on how to teach quality improvement and patient safety competencies for faculty. The program includes 6 virtual sessions with exercises, small group discussions, an experiential project in curricular development. More information 
Quality Improvement Resource you don’t want to miss provided by the VA Quality Scholars Program

The Analysis for Healthcare Improvement: Mini Series | VA Quality Scholars Video Description. Approximate Length: 14 minutes. An introduction to variation and run charts for healthcare improvement: Variation – Understanding variation is a core concept in healthcare improvement. This mini-module reviews the differences between Special Cause Variation and Common Cause Variation. More information
Survey: QSEN Competencies in Graduate-Level Curricula
 Do MSN and DNP faculty integrate QSEN competencies into their teaching? All graduate-level faculty and leaders are invited to help researchers answer this question by completing an anonymous 12-question survey. Survey

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