What is QSEN?
The mission of QSEN is to address the challenge of assuring that nurses have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work. QSEN is a national movement that guides nurses to redesign the ‘what and how’ of their nursing care delivery so that they can ensure high-quality, safe care. The QSEN Collaboration was founded in 2005, supported by funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and guided by PI Linda Cronenwett from UNC Chapel Hill. At the end of funding it became the QSEN Institute which was located at Case Western Reserve University. In 2016, The College of New Jersey became one of 8 QSEN Institute Regional Centers. The QSEN Institute Regional Center at The College of New Jersey serves the Northeast region of the United States, from Maine to Washington, DC with Pennsylvania and New York, under the directorship of Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC.