Core Competencies – QSEN

Patient-centered Care

Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient preferences, values and needs.

Teamwork & Collaboration

Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.

Evidence-based Practice

Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preference and values for delivery of optimal health care.

Quality Improvement

Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.


Minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.


Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.


Taking the challenge of Jesus Christ to be God’s agents of love and reconciliation in the world through promotion of peace, justice, and care of the earth.