Advance Your Nursing Career with GCU's MSN Bridge Pathway
Grand Canyon University’s (GCU’s) MSN bridge pathway with a health care quality and patient safety emphasis was created by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions to support registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than nursing. Students who complete this bridge pathway are eligible to enroll in GCU’s MSN with an Emphasis in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety program to complete your degree and further advance your studies.
Make an Impact in the Lives of Others Through Improved Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
Enrolling in GCU’s MSN bridge pathway with a health care quality and patient safety emphasis teaches registered nurses how to improve the quality and safety of nursing. In this pathway, you will examine ways to improve patient outcomes and healthcare quality from all aspects. You will explore the quality improvement process, examine models used to improve health care quality and be taught about change management.
Explore Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Course Topics
In GCU’s master’s in nursing with healthcare quality and patient safety emphasis bridge pathway, you will 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, you must pass courses surrounding the following topics:
- Dynamics of nursing practice
- Health assessment
- Applied statistics
- Nursing research
- Concepts in community of public health
Advanced Nursing Career Opportunities in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
GCU’s MSN bridge pathway with a health care quality and patient safety emphasis is ideal for registered nurses without BSNs looking to set themselves apart and position themselves for possible career advancement in healthcare. This bridge pathway helps you gain the foundational knowledge that you'll need to apply for the MSN degree program.
Health Care Quality and Patient Safety MSN Bridge Pathway FAQs
If you’re a current nurse who is looking to get into healthcare quality and patient safety, this bridge pathway can be your next step. Read through our frequently asked questions to learn more about pursuing a career in this field.
1 Excludes programs with residencies and practicums.
2 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2022, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations, retrieved on April 28, 2023.
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