Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Qsen initiative's patient safety officer: A quantitative study on baccalaureate nursing students' patient safety competency
by Somerville, Melissa, D.Ed., Capella University, 2016, 126; 10032453
Abstract (Summary)

Researchers have analyzed nursing education in patient safety; specifically nursing students’ competency in recognizing patient safety issues. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN Initiative) student officer of patient safety (SOS) activities were implemented during nursing student clinical rotations. The specific assignment was developed to teach students about policies and procedures designed for safe and quality patient care. This activity took place in the senior year medical-surgical III clinical rotation at a private university. The goal was to determine whether implementing QSEN Initiative’s SOS clinical learning activity increases nursing students’ competency in patient safety. The quantitative quasi-experimental design helped determine participants’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward patient safety based on the Healthcare Professionals Patient Safety Assessment Curriculum Survey (HPPSACS). The results showed that nursing students who worked as patient care technicians before or during nursing school had a better understanding of patient safety needs and quality patient outcomes. The findings of this study served as evidence for incorporating clinical learning activities for patient safety into the nursing curriculum.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smulsky, Nancy
Commitee: Aiken-Palmer, Judy, Mueller, Carla
School: Capella University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 77/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Education, Nursing
Keywords: Attitude, Knowledge, Qsen, Safety, Safety officer, Skills
Publication Number: 10032453
ISBN: 978-1-339-53598-2
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