Quality and Safety

Course Number: NURS 815
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): Doctoral Program Standing

This seminar prepares leaders for development and execution of quality improvement and patient safety programs. Students will examine issues and concepts such as creating a culture of patient safety; application of quantitative (e.g. statistical process control) and qualitative methods (e.g., focus groups; case studies); and behavioral knowledge and skills in leading interdisciplinary teams. The influence of external forces on quality improvement and patient safety agendas along with health disparities and national and state trends in healthcare will be examined.