QSEN Resources curated with the assistance of the Associate Degree Nursing Task Force

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ADN QSEN Purpose

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Task Force is comprised of members who have a special interest in ADN as well as QSEN. Educators of ADN programs are tasked with the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they will work. The aim of the ADN Task Force is to assist nurse educators in incorporating QSEN competencies into ADN education.

Task Force Goals

  • Identify current status of QSEN competencies incorporated in ADN education.
  • Identify resources to support the integration of QSEN competencies in ADN education.
  • Develop strategies to assist ADN programs with the implementation of QSEN competencies into curricula.
  • Collaborate with ADN educators regarding innovative curricular designs, evaluation tools, and teaching strategies by creating a repository showcasing how QSEN competencies can be integrated into ADN programs

OADN collaborates with the Quality and Safety Innovation Center at The College of New Jersey, under the directorship of Gerry Altmiller, which provides educational programming, consultation, teaching strategies, and resources to support the advancement of nurses and nurse educators in developing expertise in quality and safety education.

Latest Resources

QSEN Competency #6: Quality Improvement

QSEN Competency #6: Quality Improvement The content emphasizes the key elements of quality improvement that the pre-licensure graduate should be competent in upon graduation. Nurses are part of the system of care and their actions affect outcomes for patients and families. Small unit changes can improve patient care. It does not always have to be […]

QSEN Competency #5: Informatics

QSEN Competency #5: Informatics The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) understands that the future of healthcare hinges on a workforce that is prepared to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry. This requires learners to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes related to technology that empower them to meet the quality and safety needs of […]