The overall goal through all phases of The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is to address the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work. In order to accomplish this goal, six competencies were defined. These competencies from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) are patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, informatics and safety. Over a decade has passed since the Institute of Medicine’s reports on the need to improve the American healthcare system. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses …show more content…
The nursing process revolves around patient-centered care. Assessment of the patient, nursing diagnosis for the patient, planning for the patient, implementation of the plan so that the patient can regain wellness, and lastly evaluation of the patient’s progress. Every step of the nursing process involves the patient and we are there for the patient to be advocates, educators and health care providers. In its landmark book “Crossing the Quality Chasm”, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined patient-centered care as “providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” Every single person is different and nothing is certain so we must look at every individual like a blank canvas that we are drawing on to establish a final portrait. All of the other attributes like safety, teamwork and collaboration, informatics and evidence-based care all fall together in the nursing process as we deliver patient-centered care.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing; 2013 Karen N. Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Executive Director American Nurses Credentialing