Organizational Impact On Nursing And Nursing Education

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Organizational Impacts on Nursing and Nursing Education Alana Bucy (QSEN), Dario Bilog (AACN), Izabella Carithers (IOM) Achieving Professionalism I Dr. Garrett Nursing and Nursing education has evolved tremendously through history. Many professional organizations directly influenced the practice of providing quality care to the public and propelled Nursing to the profession that it is today. Among these groups are the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and Institute of Medicine (IOM). We will discuss how these three organizations have impacted nursing and the nursing education. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) looks to educate nurses in improving the quality and safety of patient care in the workplace. QSEN looks at improving the nursing care of future and experienced nurses. The profession of nursing is constantly changing, and there is a need to educate and prepare upcoming nurses with the needed skills and education to provide quality nursing care. QSEN uses six categories to serve as competency guidelines in nursing, both for student and graduate nurses. The six categories are: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics (Armstrong, 2010, 2). QSEN has four initiatives: developing competencies for pre-licensure nursing programs, surveying associate and baccalaureate programs to evaluate the effectiveness of

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