AU School of Nursing Selected To National League for Nursing RQI Program


The Anderson University School of Nursing has been selected to the National League for Nursing (NLN) Change Agent for the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) program. AU is one of just 13 schools selected.

“I am beyond excited that Anderson University School of Nursing was selected as one of 13 schools in the U.S. for the RQI program,” said Lynn Schmidt, dean of the School of Nursing and Kinesiology. “Adopting the RQI program of ‘low dose, high frequency’ methodology will help prepare our future nursing professionals to respond to cardiac arrest events competently and confidently, leading to improvement in survival rates.”

AU joins an exclusive group of RQI early adopters that will provide valuable insight on the development of an innovative solution specifically tailored to the more than 150,000 students who graduate annually from nursing and allied health education programs at U.S. colleges and universities.

In collaboration with the NLN, Laerdal Medical and RQI Partners, NLN Change Agents will help advance transformation of the standard of resuscitation care for cardiac arrest patients and prepare future nursing professionals to respond to these events competently and confidently – leading to improvement in survival rates. The goal is to perfect and deliver a highly reliable, progressive, quality program to fulfill the shared mission to further the health of the nation and the global community, achieve excellence in nursing education, and most importantly, help save more lives.

“As an early adopter, AUSON had no upfront cost to the institution and exercise science and athletic training students will also participate in the RQI process,” said Schmidt. “This is one more example of how the AU learning experience is distinctive and compelling.”

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.