Making the Most Out of QSEN ‘s Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (KAS) Competencies in an RN to BSN Program: A Three Level Education Approach

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603128
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Making the Most Out of QSEN ‘s Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (KAS) Competencies in an RN to BSN Program: A Three Level Education Approach
Other Titles:
Competencies in Undergraduate Nursing Programs [Session]
Author(s):
Valdes, Guillermo; Orta, Roxana; Orta, Roxana
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Chi
Author Details:
Guillermo Valdes, RN-BC, gvaldes1@mdc.edu; Roxana Orta, ARNP-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: “Making the Most out of QSEN ‘s Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (KAS) Competencies  in an RN to BSN Program: A  Three Level Education Approach”. Literature Review: Nurse Executives, leading nursing organizations, and Magnet Hospitals, all recognize the unique value that baccalaureate-prepared nurses bring to the practice setting, AACN (2014). Academic institutions must consistently educate BSN nurses to be competitive in a healthcare environment where nurses are resourceful as accountable patient advocates. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute (QSEN) have developed competencies that closely look at nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be furthered enhanced in nursing programs concentrating on Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork & Collaboration, Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety; and Informatics. QSEN pursues strategies to build will and develop effective teaching approaches to assure that future graduates develop competencies in these areas of practice, QSEN (2014). Purpose: The aim of this educational initiative is to validate QSEN competencies significance when generating BSN nurses as competitive employment candidates in a quality and safety driven healthcare organizational environment. Objective: To promote QSEN competencies all throughout the RN to BSN program. Methods: QSEN competencies are progressively embedded all throughout the BSN curriculum in three courses: an introductory Transition Professional Nursing course , middle of the program Research and Evidence Practice course, and in a Capstone  Leadership and Management Course. where students culminate to write a comprehensive PICO or PDSA Quality Improvement Project. Results and Outcome:  Two cohorts  have successfully completed the program with QSEN centered education developing Evidence- Based Practice knowledge and skills, acquiring situational  awareness when facilitating patient and family centered positive attitude,  effectively applying quality improvements methods and population specific healthcare clinical competencies. Local hospitals  have participated with the college to recruit our RN to BSN students for employment. Graduates of the RN to BSN program continue to be competitively hired by local tertiary, secondary and primary healthcare organizations during and after the program for staff, regulatory leadersip and executive positions.
Keywords:
BSN; Competencies; Nurses
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15A07
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMaking the Most Out of QSEN ‘s Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (KAS) Competencies in an RN to BSN Program: A Three Level Education Approachen
dc.title.alternativeCompetencies in Undergraduate Nursing Programs [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorValdes, Guillermoen
dc.contributor.authorOrta, Roxanaen
dc.contributor.authorOrta, Roxanaen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Chien
dc.author.detailsGuillermo Valdes, RN-BC, gvaldes1@mdc.edu; Roxana Orta, ARNP-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603128en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: “Making the Most out of QSEN ‘s Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (KAS) Competencies  in an RN to BSN Program: A  Three Level Education Approach”. Literature Review: Nurse Executives, leading nursing organizations, and Magnet Hospitals, all recognize the unique value that baccalaureate-prepared nurses bring to the practice setting, AACN (2014). Academic institutions must consistently educate BSN nurses to be competitive in a healthcare environment where nurses are resourceful as accountable patient advocates. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute (QSEN) have developed competencies that closely look at nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be furthered enhanced in nursing programs concentrating on Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork & Collaboration, Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety; and Informatics. QSEN pursues strategies to build will and develop effective teaching approaches to assure that future graduates develop competencies in these areas of practice, QSEN (2014). Purpose: The aim of this educational initiative is to validate QSEN competencies significance when generating BSN nurses as competitive employment candidates in a quality and safety driven healthcare organizational environment. Objective: To promote QSEN competencies all throughout the RN to BSN program. Methods: QSEN competencies are progressively embedded all throughout the BSN curriculum in three courses: an introductory Transition Professional Nursing course , middle of the program Research and Evidence Practice course, and in a Capstone  Leadership and Management Course. where students culminate to write a comprehensive PICO or PDSA Quality Improvement Project. Results and Outcome:  Two cohorts  have successfully completed the program with QSEN centered education developing Evidence- Based Practice knowledge and skills, acquiring situational  awareness when facilitating patient and family centered positive attitude,  effectively applying quality improvements methods and population specific healthcare clinical competencies. Local hospitals  have participated with the college to recruit our RN to BSN students for employment. Graduates of the RN to BSN program continue to be competitively hired by local tertiary, secondary and primary healthcare organizations during and after the program for staff, regulatory leadersip and executive positions.en
dc.subjectBSNen
dc.subjectCompetenciesen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:43:53Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:43:53Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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