Teri Boyd, EdD, MNSc, RN, assistant professor at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, has been appointed to the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses’ (QSEN) Academia Task Force. The task force is one of 11 QSEN established to provide an opportunity for nursing professionals with particular expertise to expand scholarly work in given areas of focus. Other task forces include those concentrating on practice, simulation, DNP leadership, academic clinical practice, and entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Academia Task Force brings together nurse educators from 11 nursing schools across the country who work together to research and design innovative teaching strategies with the goal of improving safety and quality of care for patients. Other members of the task force include representatives from Rutgers University, the University of Massachusetts, Purdue University, University of Texas at Tyler, Texas Christian University, Indiana State University, and University of Tennessee.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the QSEN project, begun in 2005 and evolving in three phases through 2012, has the overall goal of addressing the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which they work.
About Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
With a legacy beginning in 1902, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is an independent single-purpose college with a strong tradition of educating health care professionals in St. Louis. It is located on the campus of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with a site at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
Goldfarb School of Nursing has nationally recognized educational facilities with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and sophisticated Clinical Simulation Institute labs with patient simulation mannequins and exam rooms that provide high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Higher Education Commission.