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J Nurs Care Qual. 2012 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]

The Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Program: A Model for Interprofessional Education in Quality and Safety.


School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Dr Patrician) and VA National Quality Scholars Program, Birmingham VA Medical Center (Dr Patrician and Mr Pair), Birmingham, Albama; Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (Drs Dolansky and Moore) and VA National Quality Scholars Program, Cleveland VA Medical Center (Dr Dolansky), Cleveland, Ohio; US Public Health Service, Arlington, VA (Dr Bates); Center for Leadership and Improvement at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Dr Splaine); Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire (Dr Splaine); and Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC (Dr Gilman).


The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project is enhancing the emphasis on quality care and patient safety content in nursing schools. A partnership between QSEN and the Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars program resulted in a unique experiential, interdisciplinary fellowship for both nurses and physicians. This article introduces the Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars program and provides examples of learning activities and fellows' accomplishments. Interprofessional quality and safety education at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels is germane to improving the quality of health care.

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