Applied Nursing Research
Quality and Safety Research: Recommendations From the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) Institute
Author links open overlay panelDanielleOlds, PhD, RN (Chair); Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN (Director)
The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute is focused on uniting academia and practice to “Move the Mission” of delivering high quality, safe nursing care. The QSEN Institute provides resources to support a lifelong learning commitment to ensure that nurses work to improve care. In 2005 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided initial funding to prepare all nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work. The QSEN founders recognized that schools of nursing need to better prepare nurses for these healthcare challenges and developed quality and safety competencies for undergraduate and graduate nurses and teaching resources to facilitate integration into existing curricula. The QSEN Institute has spread the mission to include nurses in both education and practice though an active website and an annual international conference and initiatives with other nursing organizations such as the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Residency programs, the Future of Nursing Model, nursing text books, and professional organizations, such as the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses...