About SFN

The Mission of Safety First Nursing is to support the physical, psychological and emotional safety of patients and nurses through research, resources and education.

Owner Kristi Sanborn Miller RN, PhD, CPPS, HNB-BC is “the Patient Safety Specialist”. She is a board certified professional in patient safety, and a published author.  She has over 10 years of experience in nursing, and 20 years of experience in education.

Kristi is an assistant professor of nursing at the Mary Black School of NursingUniversity of South Carolina – Upstate. She is a mother of 4 and loves being in the woods of Western North Carolina, when she’s not obsessing over patient safety research.

Safety First Nursing utilizes the Patient Risk Detection Theory to facilitate understanding of both individual and organizational factors that influence nurses’ ability to detect risk in complex healthcare settings.

Continuing nursing education activities are approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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