QSEN Newsletter: October 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

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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Zero Days in Safety: One Nurse’s Journey into Trauma and Recovery

David Foley, a nurse, educator, and hospital administrator, describes how knowledge of QSEN competencies influenced his personal story of trauma and recovery. This new book provides a compelling narrative around safety topics such as nurse-patient relationships, therapeutic communication, and competencies in quality and safety. 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.
Nursing Department of King Faisal Specialist and Research Hospital: ANCC Accreditation

QSEN continues its global reach. Congratulations to the Nursing Department of King Faisal Specialist and Research Hospital on their recent successful accreditation of the Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC). The program is based on the QSEN competencies. Read 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.

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