The And Quality And Safety Education

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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) emerged because of a need for improved nursing education and nursing practice. The AACN continually recommends policies that develop nursing education programs. Subsequently, the AACN promotes exceptional patient care. Similarly, IOM assists healthcare facilities in both the government and private sector by providing evidence-based advice for health decisions (Wujcik, 2012). The IOM works to strengthen BSN curricula and to improve communication between health care team members. Correspondingly, QSEN promotes safety and quality in both nursing education and nursing practice. Even though AACN, IOM, and QSEN have augmented BSN educational programs, both IOM and QSEN need modification in order to reconcile with advancements in nursing.
In 2010, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report was released. This report laid out four key messages that would influence the future of the nursing profession and ultimately lead to improved patient care. The four key messages the report presented are: (1) Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training; (2) Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression; (3) Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health…
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