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Date: september 27, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

Today's nursing students need a solid foundation of ongoing exposure to quality and safety concepts.  Traditionally, quality and safety has been course content that has been reserved for the imminently graduating nursing student.  Employing the context of work done by the national initiative Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), this webinar will focus on early introduction of quality and safety in pre-licensure courses.  Participants will leave the webinar with an in-depth understanding of how to level the Knowledge, Skill and Attitude (KSA) elements of the six QSEN competencies in their curricula. Strong emphasis will be placed on identifying resources available to all nursing faculty to effectively incorporate QSEN into their early courses.  

Webinar Speaker

Gail Armstrong, DNP, PhD(c), ACNS-BC, CNE, Associate Professor

Dr. Gail Armstrong is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado in the College of Nursing. Gail has a BA and MA in literature, an MS in Nursing (with an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist focus) and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. Gail’s area of practice has been Med/Surg nursing and her teaching is concentrated on adult acute care nursing, with a recent focus on quality and safety. Gail anticipates completing her PhD studies in Health Systems at Vanderbilt University in 2014. Gail was part of the University of Colorado Quality Safety and Education in Nursing (QSEN) pilot school team to update pre-licensure clinical courses to reflect quality and safety trends in healthcare delivery. Most of Gail’s QSEN work has focused on pre-licensure curriculum development, with an emphasis of threading the competencies and KSAs across the classroom setting, skills/simulation lab and clinical rotations. In the last four years, Gail has done extensive national consulting working with nursing faculties in their QSEN work. Gail’s recent publications have focused on effective integration of QSEN into pre-licensure curricula.


Webinar ReCording

AACN Member Faculty Recording

NOTE: Only faculty of AACN Member Schools can participate in this AACN Faculty Webinar. You must be a member of the AACN Collaboration Community to view this Webinar. Please contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at apierce@aacn.nche.edu for access.