Competency Blog on QSEN
CompetencyBlog on QSEN
BlogPost 1 Posted by Rachel Grdina on March 23, 2017
InfusingQuality and Safety Education for Nurses into Your Curriculum: AWorkshop Funded by a grant from The Agency for Healthcare Researchand Qualityby Altmiller, Gerry Armstrong, Gail Durham, Carol Kenner, Carole
Theblog post highlights that Quality and Safety Education in Nursing isthe indispensable tool that determines the overall quality of thenursing practice ant taking the level of professionalism to the nextstep. Nurses are therefore mandated to join the workforce withcompetencies outlined in the QSEN program. The nurse educators arealso tasked to upgrade the education levels to top notch standards topromote competency development (Altmiller,Armstrong, Durham, Carol & Kenner, 2017).The research conducted on the program validates that there isincreased preparedness and well developed and managedpatient-centered care that has been made a reality due to theenormous resources brought in through the QSEN standard policies.
Blogpost 2: Posted by G, Lyle-Edrosolo, 2016
AligningHealthcare Safety and Quality Competencies: QSEN, The JointCommission, and American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC) MagnetStandards Crosswalk.
Theblog post defines QSEN as a guiding tool that was startedprospectively to help attain competencies in the nursing field.Having been started at the University of North Carolina, Chapel HillSchool of Nursing, the competency program has developed from 2005marking significant changes in the profession. A nurse leader has tobe well acquainted with the all the key legislations of thecompetency (Edrosolo, 2016). They should hire graduate nurses frominstitutions that strictly offer their education program with theQSEN policies to increase the general quality of the nursingprofession.
Applicationof QSEN to the Practicum Project
Basedon the practicum project of tracking chronic Diabetes Mellitusappointment using the HER CERNER and updating the contingent policyand procedures, QSEN program is very vital since it checks on thecompliance of the project to the critical quality standards that arerequired for successful completion of the project (Miltner,Patrician, Dawson, & Jukkala, 2012).QSEN competency is aligned to this project since it provides thethreshold standards that the project must adhere to. DiabetesMellitus is progressing at an alarming rate, an indication that keystrategies must be put in place to mitigate various advanced cases inresponse to the demographic changes and other variables. Theknowledge of Quality and Safety Education in Nursing is very activesince it checks the convergence levels of the set standards andtherefore acts as appropriate template to guard implementation of newpolicy and procedure concerning the matter.
Competenciesinfluence the outcome and the standard qualities of most of thepracticum projects. In many cases, they provide the core guidelinesthat are required to accomplish a practicum project through analysisof previous completed but closely related projects pertaining thestudy area of interest. QSEN competency, for instance, is a standardoverall checker of any nursing project that aims at update orvalidation of particular set policy and procedures (Miltneret al., 2012).The fact that most of the key expectations of practicum projects areoutlined in the program, the tool is positioned to act as a vitaltemplate from which an inference can be made.
Competenciesare important in the creation of any practicum project. This isbecause of its serves as a secondary source from which keyinformation can be borrowed and incorporated into the projecteffectively (Miltneret al., 2012).It implies that the threshold standards and quality assurance levelsof the competencies must be assessed and thoroughly analyzed tocreate a margin and a rationale, which the new practicum project willfollow. Through this, gaps can be identified, which will probefurther inquiry into the matter under investigation so that a moreconclusive practicum project is conducted.
Diagramof QSEN Mind Map
Altmiller,Gerry. Armstrong Gail, Durham, Carol & Carol. Kenner. (2017,March 23). Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses into YourCurriculum: A Workshop Funded by a grant from The Agency forHealthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved April 01, 2017, fromhttp://qsen.org/author/grdina/
Miltner,R. S., Patrician, P. A., Dawson, M., & Jukkala, A. (2012).Incorporating quality and safety education into a nursingadministration curriculum. Journalof Nursing Administration, 42(10),478-482.
Edrosolo,G. L. (2016, August 13). Aligning Healthcare Safety and QualityCompetencies: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), TheJoint Commission, and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)Magnet® Standards Crosswalk. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
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