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Title: Regulation and current status of patient safety content in pre-registration nurse education in 27 countries: Findings from the Rationing - Missed nursing care (RANCARE) COST Action project
Authors: Kirwan, Marcia 
Riklikiene, Olga 
Gotlib, Joanna 
Fuster, Pilar 
Borta, Margareta 
Papastavrou, Evridiki 
Lemonidou, Chryssoula 
Sermeus, Walter 
Schubert, Maria 
Suhonen, Riitta 
Riklikiene, Olga 
Acaroglu, Rengin 
Andreou, Panayiota 
Antonic, Darijana 
Ausserhofer, Dietmar 
Baret, Christophe 
Bosch‐Leertouwer, Helen 
Bragadottir, Helga 
Bruyneel, Luk 
Christiansen, Karin 
Čiutienė, Rūta 
Cordeiro, Raul 
Deklava, Liana 
Dhaini, Suzanne 
Drach-Zahavy, Anat 
Eftathiou, Georgios 
Ezra, Sigal 
Pilar, Fuster 
Gotlib, Joanna 
Gurkova, Elena 
Habermann, Monika 
Halovsen, Kristin 
Hamilton, Patti 
Harvey, Clare 
Hinno, Saima 
Hjaltadottir, Ingibjörg 
Jarosova, Darja 
Jones, Terry 
Kane, Raphaela 
Kirwan, Marcia 
Leino-Kilpi, Helena 
Leppée, Marcel 
Amorim-Lopes, Mário 
Rengel Díaz, Cristóbal 
Rochefort, Christian 
Scott, Philomena Anne 
Simon, Michael 
Stemmer, Renate 
Tichelaar, Erna 
Toffoli, Luisa 
Tonnessen, Siri 
Uchmanowicz, Izabella 
Vuckovic, Jasminka 
Willis, Eileen 
Zeleníková, Renáta 
Zorcec, Tatjana 
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: Health Sciences
Keywords: Patient safety teaching;Nurse education;Nurse regulation
Issue Date: May-2019
Source: Nurse Education in Practice, 2019, vol. 37, pp. 132-140
Volume: 37
Start page: 132
End page: 140
Journal: Nurse Education in Practice 
Abstract: Patient safety, as a contemporary health care concern, must remain a priority for nurse educators. This on-line consultation, carried out within the RANCARE COST Action project, determined to establish how patient safety teaching is incorporated into pre-registration education of nurses across 27 countries. How nursing is regulated within countries was examined, along with national guidelines related to nurse education. HEIs were asked to provide details of pre-registration nurse training and how patient safety is taught within programmes. The results confirm that the topic of patient safety is generally not explicitly taught, rather it remains a hidden element within the curriculum, taught across many subjects. Variation in how nursing is regulated exists across the countries also, with the professionalization of nursing remaining a challenge in some states. No guidelines exist at EU level which address how patient safety should be taught to nursing students, and as yet regulatory bodies have not put forward criteria on the subject. As a result individual HEIs determine how patient safety should be taught. The WHO guidelines for teaching patient safety are currently underutilized in nurse education, but could offer a structure and standard which would address the deficits identified in this work.
ISSN: 1471-5953
DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.04.013
Rights: © Elsevier
Type: Article
Affiliation : Dublin City University 
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences 
Medical University of Warsaw 
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya 
Cyprus University of Technology 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 
Leuven Institute for Healthcare 
University of Basel 
University of Turku 
Istanbul University 
Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska 
Landesfachhochschule fur Gesundheitsberufe 
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 
Windesheim University of Applied Sciences 
University of Iceland 
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 
VIA University College 
Kaunas University of Technology 
Instituto Politecnico de Portalegre 
Riga Stradins University 
American University of Beirut 
University of Haifa 
Chaim Sheba Medical Center 
University of Presov 
Hochschule Bremen 
Oslo Metropolitan University 
Texas Womans University 
Central Queensland University 
Tartu Health Care College 
University of Ostrava 
University of Texas at Austin 
Liverpool John Moores University 
Institute for Healthy Ageing 
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy 
Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria de Malaga 
University of Sherbrooke 
National University of Ireland 
Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz 
University of South Australia 
University College of Southeast Norway 
Wroclaw Medical University 
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Republic of Srpska 
Flinders University 
University of Ostrava 
Saints Cyril & Methodius University of Skopje 
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