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Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Implementation

Is It Sustainable?

Cooper, Elizabeth DNP, RN, CNE, CNL

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000415
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Is the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative still advancing in prelicensure nursing education? The purpose of this article is to report a 2-part evaluation regarding QSEN within the curricula. The evaluation included an online survey and conference for faculty in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA). This article discusses survey results and the ideas and suggestions of SFBA faculty that were made at the conference. The results were positive. Most schools continue to advance QSEN into their curricula. Ten ways to strengthen integration of QSEN in the curriculum and barriers are identified.

Author Affiliation: Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions, University of San Francisco, California.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Cooper, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (

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Accepted for publication: May 17, 2017

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