RN Program Student Learning Outcomes

Based on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

Patient-centered care

The student will recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences values and needs.

Teamwork and collaboration
The student will function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.

Evidence-based practice
The student will integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.

Quality Improvement
The student will use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.

The student will minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.

The student will be able to use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision making.

Ironside, P.M. Exploring the Complexity of Advocacy: Balancing Patient-Centered Care and Safety. (n.d.). Retrieved May 21, 2007, from http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/

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