Fundamentally Updating Fundamentals

Gail Armstrong, Amy Barton

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8 Scopus citations


Recent educational research indicates that the six competencies of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses initiative are best introduced in early prelicensure clinical courses. Content specific to quality and safety has traditionally been covered in senior level courses. This article illustrates an effective approach to using quality and safety as an organizing framework for any prelicensure fundamentals of nursing course. Providing prelicensure students a strong foundation in quality and safety in an introductory clinical course facilitates early adoption of quality and safety competencies as core practice values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Curriculum change
  • Nursing education
  • QSEN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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