Incorporating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies into clinical education
Susan LaRocco, PhD MBA RN CNE FNAP is Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh NY. She became a nursing educator after many years in a variety of leadership positions in hospitals in Boston, New York, and Connecticut. She has published extensively, including in the American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, and Nursing Management. In 2014, she was inducted as a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. Dr LaRocco spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in the Middle East, teaching doctoral students at the University of Jordan in Amman. Her major research interest is men in nursing, in particular the graduates of the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, the last all-male school of nursing.
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Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is a project in the United States that addresses the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work. The six competencies are: patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. The literature indicates that health care providers in Jordan have evidenced concern over adverse patient events, including medication errors and falls (Mrayyan, 2012; Hayajneh, AbuAlRub, & Almakhzoomy, 2010). To improve patient safety it is essential to focus on both systems problems and individual quality and safety. Strategies to increase QSEN competencies in students in clinical settings include improving communication using ISBAR (Introduction, Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation/Response) for reporting and doing Root Cause Analysis to identify underlying problems that lead to patient incidents. It is also necessary to evaluate clinical student for knowledge, skills and attitudes in alignment with the QSEN competencies.
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LaRocco, Susan A. (2016-03-21)Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: In Jordan there are 15 universities that award a baccalaureate degree in nursing. One of the largest nursing programs is at the University of Jordan (UJ) in the capital, ...
LaRocco, Susan A.In 1956, the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing (ABHSoN), an all-male school housed in an all-male hospital, received a letter from a graduate stating that he was denied reciprocity in the State of Michigan for a ...
LaRocco, Susan A.Nursing education and nursing practice in the United States is described in depth, including the number of licensed nurses and the types of educational preparation. Hospital based diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate ...
LaRocco, Susan A.; Saleh, Mohammad Y. N.; AlAshram, Safa A. (2018-06-14)Jordanian male nurses' motivations to choose nursing and their satisfaction with their career were explored using focus groups. Data indicated that the male nurses were satisfied with their nursing careers. They viewed ...
Becoming a nurse: Continuing the story of the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing graduates LaRocco, Susan A.The Alexian Brothers Hospital (ABH) School of Nursing in Chicago, founded in 1898, was the fifth all male nursing school in the United States. Research Question: The aim of this study is to present the oral histories of ...