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The MS program in nursing with a concentration in patient safety and health care quality provides registered nurses with advanced preparation to translate and apply concepts, practices and principles of safety and improvement science to enhance the safety and quality of patient care.
Graduates are able to synthesize innovation principles and best available evidence to develop interventions for implementation in health care settings. Learners are prepared to lead interprofessional teams to design, deliver and evaluate safety and quality improvement efforts that are patient-centered and that minimize risk and improve outcomes across diverse practice settings.
This program supports preparation for national certification as a Certified Professional in Health Care Quality, as a Certified Patient Safety Officer, and as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.
Nursing (Patient Safety and Health Care Quality), MS
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
This degree follows the general graduate application deadlines.
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Required Core (18 credit hours)
DNP 601 Theoretical Foundations for Advance Practice Nursing (3)
DNP 602 Evaluating Research for Practice (3)
DNP 604 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan (4)
DNP 608 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan (3)
NUR 501 Individual and Innovation Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NUR 502 Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacotheraputics for Health Promotion I (2)
Concentration (12 credit hours)
NUR 520 Patient Safety and Health Care Quality Principles, Assessment and Methods (3)
NUR 521 Health Care Evidence, Informatics and Analysis (3)
NUR 522 Designing Systems for Patient Safety and Health Care Quality (3)
NUR 523 Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient Safety and Health Care Quality Outcomes (3)
Other Requirements (5 credit hours)
NUR 509 Clinical Prevention and Population Health Practicum (2)
NUR 529 Role-Focused Practicum: Patient Safety and Health Care Quality (3)
Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
NUR 593 Applied Project (3)