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By IHI Open School | Monday, Oct 05, 2015
The 2017 IHI National Forum is around the corner. How can you make the most of this epic event, which draws some 6,000 health care leaders to Orlando, FL, in pursuit of new ideas, new friendships, and new energy? We asked Open School learner Sarah Miano, RN, who has attended three Forums, to share her tips on mastering the Forum — from newbies to veterans, and from students to professionals. 1. Definitely go to the Forum! You’ll be exposed to so many interesting quality improvement initiatives a ... read full post


Tag(s): National Forum, Chapter Leader, Leadership, Quality Improvement, Intern/Resident/Junior Doctor, Nurse
By IHI Open School | Thursday, Jun 04, 2015
Nursing professors unite! Last week, the IHI Open School was at the QSEN conference with this stylish professor of nursing, Marrudda Williams of Cypress College in California. Last week, the IHI Open School was lucky enough to attend the annual gathering of a group of nurse educators who are pioneering the teaching of quality and safety skills in nursing curricula across the country. The group, known as the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute (QSEN), was celebrating its 10th bir ... read full post


Tag(s): Nurse, Faculty/Dean, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
By IHI Open School | Thursday, May 28, 2015
Last month, our Editorial Director, Mike Briddon, asked if I’d be interested in presenting about the IHI Open School to a conference of nursing faculty. “Me?” I thought. “I am neither a nurse nor a professor. What could I have to teach such an experienced group?” Then I came up with an idea showcase the work of nursing professors, and illustrate how they use the Open School courses in their teaching. I set up phone calls with three innovators, asked them for some tips, and shared their stori ... read full post


Tag(s): Nurse, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Don Tyson, RN, PhD, is Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Master of Science in Nursing Program at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA, USA. Tyson uses the IHI Open School courses in his final semester nursing course on leadership and in his graduate-level patient safety and quality improvement (QI) courses. We asked him a few questions to understand how he uses the courses and the results he’s seen. “I grew up in a culture of blame, but I teach a safety culture,” Tys ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership, Quality Improvement, Nurse
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
The Open School network is growing — and our Regional Leaders are here to support Open School Chapters whether they’re just starting or well-established. What do Regional Leaders do? They’re long-time members of the Open School who can help Chapters on a one-to-one basis. Contact them when you have questions about planning events, finding resources in the Open School, connecting with other Chapters in your region, or brainstorming activities for your Chapter. If you’re not yet convinced to reac ... read full post


Tag(s): Chapter Network, Leadership, Nurse, IHI Open School for Health Professions
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