This is a discussion post. PLEASE USE the textbook below for reference and at least one SCHOLARLY PEER-Review

Sherwood, G., & Barnsteiner, J. (2012). Quality and safety in Nursing: A competency approach to improving outcomes. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Think of an area of opportunity within your current or former clinical setting that is quality driven. Define (D) one nursing care issue (not a workforce issue such as staffing) from a current or former nursing workplace (or clinical setting) that could be impacted by improved quality. This nursing care issue should not be one that has already undergone a quality improvement process. Tell us details of this issue and how it this issue impacts nursing care quality at that facility.

For our first discussion, we will be defining a quality care issue in nursing. Thinking thoughtfully of your current or previous organization or clinical setting, select a nursing care issue that is quality driven. The selected issue should not be one that has already undergone quality improvement efforts.

Please remember you are to select a nursing care issue , not a workforce issue such as staffing or nursing shortage. The selected issue is one that would be positively impacted by improved quality. Providing the details of the issue and how the issue impacts nursing care quality are essential components of the discussion. These essentials will help you complete your Milestone 1 assignment.

As you familiarize yourself with the requirements for your Milestone 1 assignment, you will see that you must develop a desired outcome for your selected topic. The desired outcome is what you hope to achieve by improving quality. Historically, development of a desired outcome has been difficult for many students. In the spirit of Chamberlain Care, I strongly encourage you to include your desired outcome in this discussion to receive feedback prior to submitting Milestone 1.


Sherwood, G. (2012). In G. Sherwood & J. Barnsteiner (Eds.). Driving forces for quality and safety: Changing mindsets in improve health care. Quality and safety in nursing: A competency approach to improving outcomes (pp. 3-21). Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell.

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