The Quality And Safety Education For Nurses

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The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (also known as QSEN) began in 2005 as a project to train nurses with necessary tools to be competent and safe nurses. QSEN was funded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and was divided up into 3 phases, and the project’s lead investigator is Linda Cronenwett (qsen.org, 2014). During Phase 1 (2005-2007), 6 competencies were defined with the institute of medicine: patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and informatics, and safety. During Phase 2 (2007-2009), at this time pilot schools began integrating the six competencies into their nursing programs. Phase 3 (2009-2012), The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation gave additional funding to UNC school of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to assist and continue the project. The UNC and AACN began to develop the faculty expertise needed to be successful and instill the competencies within textbooks, licensing, accreditation, and certification standards. The AACN hosted regional faculty development programs to spread outreach across the U.S about quality and safety content for undergraduate programs. In 2012, The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation donated almost a million dollars in additional funding to extend the reach of QSEN into the curriculums of graduate programs across the U.S. Currently, QSEN is being implemented into nursing school curriculums around the country and being introduced into
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