Elaine L Smith

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Concerns about the quality and safety of health care have changed practice expectations and created a mandate for change in the preparation of health care professionals. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses project team conducted a survey to assess current levels of integration of quality and safety content in pre-licensure nursing curricula. Views(More)
Teaching the highest quality and safest practice has long been a goal of faculty members in pre-licensure nursing education programs. This article will describe innovative approaches to integrating quality and safety content into existing clinical practica. The core competencies identified by the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses(More)
There is a renewed interest in and commitment to the strengthening of academic-service partnerships. This article will explore the developing relationship between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and the University of North Carolina Hospitals--an example of a research university/academic medical center arrangement. The roles(More)
The nursing professional development specialist has an increasing expectation to design and implement learning activities for professional nurses. These activities are critical in developing excellence in nursing practice. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate a step-by-step approach to the development of a continuing education program, using the(More)