1. James, David H. DNP, RN-BC, CCNS
  2. Patrician, Patricia A. PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. Miltner, Rebecca S. PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC


The use of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies for nursing professional development is in its infancy. QSEN content was incorporated into nursing orientation and tested knowledge gain for three QSEN competencies. Results showed an increase in patient safety knowledge. A difference was noted in knowledge between ADN and BSN nurses for evidence-based practice and quality improvement. The results indicate a need for stronger interventions to build practicing nurses' QSEN competencies.