Art of Nursing Program 2017 Speaker Profile

Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS

Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS

Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP of Programs at the National Patient Safety Foundation. Patricia’s previous roles include pediatric critical care, faculty for a school of nursing, and a range of leadership positions in several safety focused medical device companies.

Patricia serves on numerous national committees related to safety, and as a Board of Director for Medically Induced Trauma Support Services.

Patricia received her BS in Nursing from Boston College, and her MS in Nursing from Boston University. She is a recipient of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Lifetime Membership Award.

Presentation Date: May 10, 2017
Topic: On Erring and Caring: What Every Nurse Should Know & Do to Eliminate Harm

  • Describe an overview of the current state of patient and workforce safety
  • Illustrate the professional role of nurses in accelerating cultures of safety
  • Articulate what every nurse can do to improve patient and workforce safety