Incorporating quality and safety education into a nursing administration curriculum.
Author Affiliations: Assistant Professors (Drs Miltner, Patrician, Dawson, and Jukkala) and Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professorship (Dr Patrician), Department of Community Health, Outcomes and Systems, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing.
The Quality and Safety Education for Nursing initiative is aimed at developing student competences in quality and safety. Because practicing nurses have not been exposed to this initiative, nurse leaders must be aware of these competencies to develop these competencies in existing staff members. This article provides a roadmap to curriculum development in a nursing administration graduate program focused on quality and safety.