This course introduces concepts related to patient safety, entry level nursing skills, and quality care in today’s healthcare settings. Methods to improve patient outcomes with a focus on continuous quality improvement will prepare the nursing student for practice in an interdisciplinary team environment. The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), Core Measures, Critical Values and Never Events will be introduced and introduction to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiatives. A focus on patient satisfaction and case management is discussed throughout the course. The nursing process is introduced within this course providing the foundation for all nursing interventions.
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