Improving quality and safety education: The QSEN Learning Collaborative

Nurs Outlook. Nov-Dec 2009;57(6):304-12. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2009.09.004.


As part of a national initiative to improve quality and safety education in prelicensure nursing programs, 15 schools participated in a 15-month learning collaborative sponsored by Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This article presents the rationale, design, activities, and outcomes of the collaborative. Collaborative members revised curricula, developed new teaching strategies, and established the foundation for future faculty development efforts to advance teaching of quality and safety concepts in nursing education.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations*
  • Nursing Education Research / methods
  • Nursing Education Research / organization & administration*
  • Program Development
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • Safety Management*
  • Teaching / methods
  • United States