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Using the QSEN Competencies to Enhance Leadership in a Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

      Leadership to improve quality and safety is a core component of care delivery. The article presents a crosswalk of the core competencies of the VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education nurse practitioner residency programs with the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies for graduate education to identify areas to enhance leadership in quality and safety in the curriculum.
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      Biography

      Megan Boris, MSN, APRN, is a nurse practitioner resident alumnae at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Transforming Outpatient Primary Care Center of Excellence Nurse Practitioner residency program in Cleveland, Ohio. Catherine Hoover, MSN, APRN, is a nurse practitioner at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Anne Rusterholtz, MSN, APRN, is the associate director of nursing programs at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Transforming Outpatient Primary Care Center of Excellence Nurse Practitioner residency program. Matthew Sparks, MSN, APRN, is the assistant associate director of nursing programs at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Transforming Outpatient Primary Care Center of Excellence Nurse Practitioner residency program. Mamta Singh, MD, MS, is director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Transforming Outpatient Primary Care Center of Excellence. Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN, is associate professor at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, director of interprofessional integration and education at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Transforming Outpatient Primary Care Center of Excellence, and director of the QSEN Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She can be reached at [email protected]