QSEN Newsletter: November 2021


Wrapping up the 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

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts will open
November 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022

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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

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Article: Second-Order Learning: Nurses’ Perspectives on Learning From Near Misses
Read a new qualitative exploratory study report published in International Journal of Nursing Sciences about nurses’ pivotal role in organizational learning from near misses through second-order problem solving. Read more.
Book: Quality and Safety in Nursing, 3rd Edition
 Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes explores the role of the nursing community in improving quality of care and patient safety. Now in its third edition, this comprehensive resource remains essential reading for all those involved in equipping current and future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to deliver exceptional care. Read more and get a 20% discount code.


Dr. Patricia Sharpnack is winner of the NLN Award for Outstanding Teaching
 Congratulations to Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, winner of the 2021 Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Teaching from the National League for Nurses (NLN). Dr. Sharpnack is Dean and Professor of The Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions at Ursuline College and an active member of professional and regulatory nursing organizations. Read more.
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 
Robert L. Wears Patient Safety Leadership Award
 Nominate an individual or team that has impacted patient safety through research, education, and scholarship. Nominees must be healthcare professionals who have advanced patient safety, influenced future leaders in quality and safety, and contributed to interprofessional initiatives. Deadline for submissions is January 3, 2022. Learn more.
Resource: NCICLE Pathways to Excellence
 The National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) has released a new resource for free download. The Pathways to Excellence document is a tool for promoting discussions and actions to optimize interprofessional clinical learning environments and optimize learning and patient care across key areas of focus: Patient Safety, Health Care Quality, Teaming, Supervision, Well-being, and Professionalism. Learn more.
Resources from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Focus on a person-centered culture of safety in a continuous improvement framework using blueprints, checklists, videos, educational resources, and more from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. More information.
Nurse Educator Podcast

Check out this Podcast hosted by Nurse Educator. Dr. Gerry Altmiller reviews the new AACN Essentials and provides a process for adopting them (and competency-based education) in your school of nursing. Also be sure to read Dr. Altmiller’s articles that will help with implementing the new Essentials Domain 5 – Quality and Safety https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/pages/default.aspx.


New Practice Strategy: Orientation Competencies

Check out the newest Practice Strategy publication from QSEN: “Utilizing the QSEN Framework to Redesign Nursing Orientation Competencies.” Diana Alemar describes moving away from a checklist approach to implement a nursing orientation framework based on QSEN competencies for nurses. The full strategy can be viewed on the QSEN website: https://qsen.org/utilizing-the-qsen-framework-to-redesign-nursing-orientation-competencies/

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