The Importance Of Patient Centered Care Within The Nursing Profession

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QSEN has changed the nursing profession since it has started in 2005. QSEN stands for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. The QSEN movement has 6 competencies for pre-licensure nursing students, and each competencies come with KSA’s, or knowledge, skills and attitudes that are related to each competencies. The overall goal of QSEN is, “to meet the challenge of preparing future nurses who will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work” (QSEN). This paper will focus on the importance of patient centered care in the nursing profession. The QSEN movement was started in 2005, and the current director is Dr. Linda Cronenwett. Dr. Cronenwett is also the dean of the Chapel Hill School of Nursing. The QSEN project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is focused on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. QSEN has a board composed of 17 national nursing leaders. Including a faculty member from Case Western Reserve University, here in Cleveland, Ohio. QSEN movement is a multi-phase project, and since it has started there has been four movements. For the first movement of QSEN was to define the core competencies that should be known by prelicensure before they begin their practice. The second phase of the QSEN was to have pilot schools integrate the competencies into their nursing program. Phase…

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