Quality Improvement & Safety Processes Healthcare, Certificate

In this minor you’ll focus on systems thinking, the science of patient safety, patient-centered care, team-based collaboration, and quality improvement. Our faculty will mentor you in how to implement process improvement tools, and we’ll give you the opportunity to do a quality improvement project within a healthcare organization.  This three-course minor can be done simultaneously with any graduate clinical program, and prepares advanced practice nurses to implement quality improvement processes and measure resultant outcomes. 


A total of 3 course units are required. We also provide a sample plan of study for students.

Core Courses
NURS 6120Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement1
NURS 6500Systems Thinking in Patient Safety1
Practicum Courses
NURS 6950Quality Improvement Capstone I1
Total Course Units3

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.