Integrating QSEN Competencies Into Student Learning: Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical Learning
Educators know what constitutes patient safety and quality care, but recent studies indicate faculty need resources and continuing education to meet this accreditation requirement and to prepare nursing students for the expectations of current practice. Integrating the QSEN competencies is not teaching the six competencies; it is implementing purposeful activities designed to facilitate the learner in developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to meet the competencies and translate that learning into actions. This presentation will describe teaching strategies that support the QSEN competencies and demonstrate how they can be integrated into the curriculum, emphasizing where safety and healthcare improvement strategies should be introduced, where they should be reinforced, and where they should be emphasized as an expectation of nursing practice.
Following this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify knowledge, skills, and attitudes that emphasize the QSEN competencies
- Demonstrate strategies that can be integrated into classroom or clinical teaching to support behaviors consistent with the QSEN competencies
- Discuss resources to support educational strategies aimed at quality improvement, patient safety, and systems’ effectiveness to promote student learning in classroom and clinical teaching.