Take the Next Step in Your Nursing Career
Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality bridge pathway was created to support registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than nursing. Created by the College of Nursing and Health Care professions, this bridge pathway helps students gain foundational knowledge and allows them to prepare for their MSN degree in a timely and convenient manner.
Lead the Future of Patient Quality and Safety
Enrolling in GCU’s MSN in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality bridge pathway is a great way for registered nurses to improve the quality and safety of nursing. In this pathway, students will examine ways to improve patient outcomes and health care quality from all aspects. Students will explore the quality improvement process, examine models used to improve health care quality and learn about change management.
What You’ll Learn in GCU’s MSN in Health Care Quality and Safety Bridge Pathway
In GCU’s bridge pathway for the Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality, students complete seven courses and focus on differentiated nursing practice competencies, methods of health history taking, physical examination skills, nursing conceptual models, professional accountability, integrating spirituality into practice, group dynamics, critical thinking and more. To complete this bridge pathway, students must pass the following courses:
- Professional dynamics
- Health assessment
- Concepts in community and public health
- Pathophysiology and nursing management of clients’ health
- Applied statistics for health care professionals
- Introduction to nursing research
- Professional capstone and practicum
Degree and Career Outlook
GCU’s MSN in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality bridge pathway is perfect for registered nurses without BSNs looking to set themselves apart and further their careers. Students who complete this bridge pathway typically go on to enroll in GCU’s MSN in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety program. Once students have completed their MSN program, they are prepared for roles including:
- Quality and patient safety coordinator
- Director of risk and quality
- Director of nursing
- Patient safety officer
- Regional director of quality management
- Vice president of care coordination
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.