Teaching methods to improve the safety of care for patients has been a priority for nurse educators. This article discusses the student nurses’ use of error reporting tools in the clinical setting, revealing study results completed by the Quality and Safety Officer in a School of Nursing and Health Professions. The aim was to report on the use of safety tools and the perception of safety issues in clinical settings identified by 121 prelicensure baccalaureate nursing students. Responses suggest that it is challenging for nursing students to report errors and near miss events. Barriers exist for the nursing student. The survey reveals difficulty in reporting but discloses that safety for the patient continues to be a primary concern for the nursing student.
Cooper, E. (2017) Nursing students’ perception of safety in clinical settings: From the quality and safety officer. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(10), 91-97. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v7n10p91