Undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students' self-reported confidence in learning about patient safety in the classroom and clinical settings: an annual cross-sectional study (2010–2013).
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This survey of nursing students found that their comfort with sociocultural aspects of patient safety—such as navigating hierarchies and disclosing adverse events—actually decreased as they gained more clinical experience. These findings suggest a need to address how the practice environment affects nursing students' confidence in patient safety.