NU 712 Quality and Safety

Discover how to promote effective safety practices in your health care workplace.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

Safety in the workplace takes on even greater significance when the workplace is a health care facility. NU 712 Quality and Safety addresses the opportunities to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which you work.

You’ll learn effective strategies that will help you identify potential challenges and evidence-based solutions. Through lively discussions, you’ll share insights with fellow classmates on relevant topics and gain a clearer vision of how you can help implement valuable quality and safety policies.

What You’ll Learn in NU 712

This course explores the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to continually evaluate patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying the Patient Safety/Quality Care Issue
  • To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System
  • Multiple Thinking Strategies
  • Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
  • Leadership and Care Models
  • Care Environments and Nurse Staffing/Burnout
  • Quality Methods, Benchmarking, and Measuring Performance
  • Presenting the Patient Safety/Quality Care Paper

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NU 712, you will be able to:

  • Apply theories and evidence-based knowledge in leading, as appropriate, the health care team to investigate, design, coordinate, and evaluate a patient safety/quality care initiative.
  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives using translational processes to describe ways to improve practice and associated health outcomes for patient aggregates.
  • Compare and contrast several appropriate quality improvement models.
  • Apply practice guidelines to improve practice and the care environment.
  • Analyze current and emerging technologies to support safe practice environments and to optimize patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes.
  • Advocate for the value and role of the professional nurse as member and leader of interprofessional health care teams.
  • Design and implement systems change strategies that improve the care environment.

Get Started

To learn more about Quality and Safety or other courses in the online MSN program from the University of Saint Mary, call 877-307-4915 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.