Williams Applies Innovations to Quality and Safety Education

To increase students’ emphasis on and application of quality and safety, Assistant Professor Megan Williams, MSN, RN, FNP has introduced her BSN candidates to patient safety using a Narrative pedagogy approach.

The students were required to read Josie’s Story and participate in a one hour facilitated book club. The book is the inspirational chronicle of how a mother—and her unforgettable daughter—are transforming the face of American medicine. An added bonus was that the book’s author, Sorrell King, participated in a one hour live Q & A session with the class on October 8th.

“The book is emotional and bold. I knew that the students would feel a connection to the story. I wanted our students to think about patient safety from a new perspective,” said Williams.

“I was impressed by our students’ engagement and their thoughtful questions,” said Carol Durham, professor and director of EISLE, who led the course faculty in adopting the Josie King Foundation Patient Safety Curriculum this fall. “The impact of reading the story and having a conversation with the mother of this precious child will be something these students will remember long after the course is finished.”

Our thanks to Megan for her dedication to providing excellent, impactful nursing education; both for our students and for the patients they serve!