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Quality Improvement & Safety Processes in Healthcare Minor

Supporting the Institute of Medicine’s long-standing mandate to work toward delivering care in a more safe and effective way, this minor focuses on improving operations to reshape quality and safety in the nursing profession. 

Our program

In this minor you’ll focus on patient-centered care, team-based collaboration, quality improvement, safety, and systems-thinking. Our faculty will mentor you in how to use process improvement tools, and we’ll give you the opportunity to do a quality improvement project within a healthcare organization.


This three-course minor that can be done simultaneously with any graduate clinical program, works to prepare advanced practice nurses to implement quality improvement processes and measure the resultant outcomes. You’ll take Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking in Patient Safety, as well as one practicum course unit.