Quality and safety in graduate nursing education: Cross-mapping QSEN graduate competencies with NONPF's NP core and practice doctorate competencies

Joanne M. Pohl, Carol Savrin, Kathryn Fiandt, Michelle Beauchesne, Shirlee Drayton-Brooks, Monica Scheibmeir, Margaret Brackley, Kathryn E. Werner

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Abstract

To ensure that nurse practitioners are prepared to deliver safe, high-quality health care, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) publishes documents that outline the expected competencies for nurse practitioner (NP) practice (Domains and Core Competencies of Nurse Practitioner Practice and Practice Doctorate Nurse Practitioner Entry-Level Competencies). Having participated in the development of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies for graduate education, NONPF convened a task force to compare NONPF competencies with QSEN competencies for graduate education. This paper reports the first step of that cross-mapping process, comparing NONPF competencies with the QSEN knowledge objectives. Overall findings indicate close congruence across the 2 sets of competencies; however there are areas in which gaps are noted or for which clarification is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalNursing outlook
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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