A Statewide Initiative Integrating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Through Academic/Clinical Partnerships to Improve Health Outcomes – the First Year in Review.
MetadataShow full item record
Background: This project is based on the innovative Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project which was founded in 2005 at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The overall goal of QSEN is to address the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work. Dr. Chenot and Ms. Christopher are the founding members of the Florida QSEN Center; it is the only approved and endorsed QSEN Center in the State of Florida.
Purpose:The purpose of this project are as follows: (a) integrate quality and safety education for nurses (QSEN) through academic/clinical partnerships to improve health outcomes; and (b) establish a Florida QSEN Summit to disseminate the knowledge on their program outcomes and best practices for implementing QSEN.
Methods: The methods for this project will include: (a) pre-workshop reading materials and survey; (b) one day workshop; (c) QSEN Summit to disseminate the knowledge on program outcomes and best practices for implementing QSEN; and (d) disseminate the knowledge on an international level by posting the workshop attendees' powerpoint presentations on the QSEN website.
Findings/Implications: The presentation will provide the findings/implications for the first year of a three-year mini grant for a statewide initiative that created four QSEN workshops with collaboration among Florida stakeholders to identify academic/clinical partnerships throughout the state and the lessons learned during the first year of implementation. The state model will be examined as a potential pilot program for replication across the country.