QSEN Practice Strategy Initiative Launches

The QSEN Institute has created an infrastructure to support a peer-reviewed practice strategy submission process, and it is now live on the QSEN website.  

In 2014, the QSEN Institute turned its attention to practice, developing the first Practice Taskforce led by the late Chris Koffel. The goal was to enhance alignment of QSEN competencies between practice and academia. A subgroup of the taskforce was charged with developing a process parallel to the Teaching Strategy submission process so that individuals and teams could submit exemplars in integration of Quality and Safety competencies in nursing practice. The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC), an ANA-supported alliance of professional nursing organizations focusing on advancing high-quality, patient-centered health care, was an active partner in developing the Practice Strategy submission process.  

Excellent nursing practice integrates quality and safety competencies such as performance improvement activities, leadership, human resources, practice-based educational initiatives, etc. Any nurse who works in a practice setting is welcome to submit a strategy they are using to achieve Quality and Safety competencies by going to this link https://qsen.org/strategies/. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and published on the QSEN Institute website.


The NAQC was an active partner in developing the Practice Strategy submission process as they support the creation of peer-reviewed repository of practice-based exemplars. Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC), managed by the American Nurses Association, is an alliance of professional nursing organizations that focuses on advancing high-quality, patient-centered health care.