Develop Your Expertise With a Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
Designed for healthcare professionals who wish to possibly advance their expertise, this graduate-level online certificate program is 16 credits and comprised of four in-depth courses. It’s recommended for anyone in healthcare management, administration, public health, nursing and more. You will focus on one course at a time and cover specific skills and topics in healthcare quality and patient safety. Whether you are a nurse or a healthcare administrator, this Graduate Certificate of Completion in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety may add great value to your career by demonstrating your commitment to quality and safety.
Study Advanced Topics During Your Graduate Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Certificate Program
During this certificate program, you will study various topics important to the understanding and implementation of healthcare quality and patient safety practices. These topics include:
- Examine nationally recognized expectations and metrics for quality
- Study different approaches to support quality improvement measures
- Evaluate methods to track, assess, analyze and review patient safety data
- Discuss project management models and approaches in healthcare
- Gain skills to set expectations and identify ways to mitigate obstacles in healthcare project management and quality improvement
- Learn about technologies that support clinical decision-making for patient safety
Certificate Completion Career Opportunities
While this program does not lead directly to a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or other certifications, it can provide you with a specialized skillset in healthcare quality and patient safety. It can enhance your knowledge and hone your skills so that you can make a positive impact when it comes to quality and patient safety in healthcare.
This healthcare-focused certificate program may prove to be valuable for a range of professionals, including:
- Facility managers
- Medical and health services managers
- Postsecondary business teachers
Graduate Health Care Certificate in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality FAQs
If you’re considering earning your quality and patient safety healthcare certificate, browse through our frequently asked questions to learn more about this career path.
1 Retrieved from the National Library of Medicine, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, in October 2022.
2 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Medical and Health Services Managers as of May 2022, retrieved on Sept. 29, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers nationwide with varying levels of education and experience. It does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as medical and health services managers, nor does it reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country or a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries. Your employability will be determined by numerous factors over which GCU has no control, such as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, the graduate’s experience level, individual characteristics, skills, etc., against a pool of candidates.
3 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 2023, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, retrieved on Sept. 25, 2023.
4 Retrieved from National Association of Healthcare Quality, CPHQ Certification, in January 2023
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