QSEN Newsletter: July 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: Lessons Learned in Patient Safety from COVID-19
Gwen Sherwood describes the current state of quality and safety education for nurses and progress that resulted from the pandemic. Competencies continue to be supported by narrative pedagogy, systems thinking, sensitivity to human factors in the workplace, and an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. More information.
 Sherwood, G. (2021). Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Making progress in patient safety, learning from COVID-19. International Journal of Nursing Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2021.05.009 
Article: Facilitating Communication Using TeamSTEPPS ToolsLearn more about how TeamSTEPPS tools are typically used in academic settings to teach clinical communication skills. Marcia Cooke and Deborah Riddell describe how the tools support student learning related to clear and efficient communication in the clinical setting. More information. Cooke, M., & Riddell, D. J. (2021). Facilitating Communication in the Academic Environment During the Pandemic Using TeamSTEPPS Tools. Nurse Educator 46(4), 198-199. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000001000
Webinar Recording: Racial Equity and Justice Implementation Strategies
View a webinar focused on strategies and tools available to support Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students in the implementation of their projects through a racial justice and health equity lens. Explore additional recordings and resources produced by the Advancing Implementation Science Education (AdvISE) team at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. More information.


Interprofessional Education Toolkit
Design, implement, and evaluate interprofessional education in the clinical setting with the ILEAP toolkit. The toolkit includes modules on curriculum, student readiness, facilitator training, and it provides worksheets and checklists for evaluation throughout an interprofessional education experience. For more information

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