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Quality Improvement in Health Care

The focus of this certificate is learning key concepts in monitoring, evaluation and sustaining quality improvement efforts in health care settings. Course work examines theories, strategies and research related to the quality improvement in health care systems. In the practicum, the student is given an opportunity to synthesize previous learning and function in an role of quality improvement specialist under the mentorship of select expert preceptors.

Graduate Certificate in Quality Improvement in Health Care

Core Courses: 9 hours

  • HLAD 525 - Quality Improvement in Health Care 3┬áhrs
  • NURS 505 - Health Status Trends and Health Care Delivery Systems 3 hrs
  • NURS 686 - Practicum in QI in Health Care Systems 3 hrs

Elective Courses: 3 hours

Choose one option from the following:

Option I

  • MGMT 638 - Building Continuous Improvement Teams 3┬áhrs

Option II

  • QUAL 546 - Total Quality Management 3 hrs

Option III

  • QUAL 568 - Lean Service Quality 3 hrs

Certificate Total: 12 hours


For those students, pursuing an MSN degree, this certificate requires a separate application fee to be admitted to the program. A separate application for graduation is also required upon completion of the required courses