Date of Award

Summer 2021

Document Type

Project – Manuscript

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Tina Lewis


The purpose of this study was to implement the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) safety component using several teaching strategies during didactic experiences to improve the safety knowledge and competency of first-year students enrolled in an associate degree nursing program. As a metric assessment, aggregate scores of the QSEN safety areas on the Health Educational System, Inc © (HESI) exam were compared to the previous year’s aggregate scores on the same examination. The results indicated an improvement in scores in students who participated in the implemented intervention. Statistical analysis suggests the intervention improved the participant’s knowledge and acquisition of safety.

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