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 612Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement1
NURS 650Systems Thinking in Patient Safety1
Practicum Courses
NURS 698Quality Improvement in Healthcare Capstone: Certificate and Graduate Minors1
Total Course Units3

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.