Quality and safety education for advanced nursing practice

Nurs Outlook. Nov-Dec 2009;57(6):338-48. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2009.07.009.


The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project is a national initiative to transform nursing education to integrate quality and safety competencies. This article describes a two-year process to generate educational objectives related to quality and safety competency development in graduate programs that prepare advanced practice nurses in clinical roles. Knowledge, skills, and attitudes for each of 6 competencies are proposed to stimulate development of teaching strategies in programs preparing the next generation of advanced practice nurses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Advanced Practice Nursing / education*
  • Competency-Based Education / methods
  • Curriculum
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Education Research / methods
  • Program Development / methods
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • Safety Management*
  • Task Performance and Analysis*
  • United States