Practical/Clinical Issue in Psychiatric Nursing

  1.    After reviewing the 2012 QSEN Graduate Competencies, use peer review articles to identify a psychiatric, nursing quality/safety issue that you believe significantly lowers the quality of care being provided in a psychiatric clinical setting.


    2.    Explain to your classmates the issue you have identified and the reasons why it is an issue. Include the potential negative outcomes that can arise if the issue is not resolved.

    â—¦    For example, you notice the provider is not following the American Cancer Society’s recommendation for cervical cancer screening. This issue in quality competency can lead to under-testing, over-testing, increased cost, and increased potential for surgical procedures. These factors can have negative consequences, such as higher risk for preterm labor, or infertility.


    3.    As you create your post, review the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the relevant competency regarding the quality/safety issue you have identified.

Both the 2012 QSEN Graduate Competencies document and this weeks learning material should be referenced.


This week’s reading material

    â€¢    Buppert, C. (2018). Nurse practitioner’s business practice and legal guide (6th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

    â—¦    Chapter 14: Standards of Care for Nurse Practitioner Practice

    â—¦    Chapter 15: Measuring Nurse Practitioner Performance


*The document and the chapters mentioned above will be uploaded to you.*




Provides clear examples supported by course content and references.


*Cites four or more references, using at least two new scholarly, peer-reviewed resource that was not provided in the course materials. Student cites the 2012 QSEN Graduate Competencies document and readings from Buppert.*   


Well-organized content with a clear and complex purpose statement and content argument. Writing is concise with a logical flow of ideas.


Correct APA formatting with no errors.


The writer correctly identifies reading audience, as demonstrated by appropriate language (avoids jargon and simplifies complex concepts appropriately). 

Writing is concise, in active voice, and avoids awkward transitions and overuse of conjunctions.  There are no spelling, punctuation, or word-usage errors.

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