Assignment 1

In 2012, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) convened a panel of experts in the field of quality and safety education and graduate-level practice as well as representatives of key stakeholder organizations to review the existing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) graduate competencies and AACNs recently revised Essentials of Masters Education in Nursing (2011). Their goal was to determine the competencies that graduate-prepared nurses must possess to meet contemporary care standards. All MSN-prepared nurses should be competent in the following QSEN areas:

Quality Improvement
Teamwork and Collaboration
Patient-Centered Care
Evidence-Based Practice

For this discussion, please choose a QSEN competency that impacts your role (nursing mangement). Please discuss the following:

Describe the graduate-level QSEN competency and how this competency specifically impacts your role.
Specifically describe how you, a graduate-prepared nurse, will address this competency compared to how an undergraduate nurse would.