Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 14.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9111

About the Program

The post-bachelor's certificate in Quality, Safety and Risk Management is designed to prepare health professionals who can lead organizational efforts to improve and monitor quality metrics, improve safety for both patients and staff, and manage risks in a dynamic healthcare environment. Graduates of this program will be prepared to lead teams in a wide variety of quality and risk management initiatives including:

  • Aligning the patient safety, risk, and quality functions within the organization
  • Ensuring that the patient safety, risk, and quality activities are aligned with the strategic goals of the organization
  • Assessing current activities in patient safety, risk, and quality to clarify responsibilities and reduce duplication of effort
  • Establishing a structure that ensures that patient care activities are addressed in a coordinated manner involving the patient safety, risk, and quality functions
  • Coordinating process changes, data collection, data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Evaluating the roles of patient safety, risk, and quality as the organization's needs change

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree. GPA 3.0 (two letters of recommendation are required for GPAs lower than 3.0)

Program Requirements

IPS 501Legal Compliance: Structure and Implementation4.5
IPS 504Regulations in Health Care4.5
IPS 584Analysis of Performance Standards in Healthcare Quality 3.0
IPS 585Science of Safety, Human Factors, and System Thinking3.0
Total Credits15.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
IPS 5044.5IPS 5014.5IPS 5843.0IPS 5853.0
 4.5 4.5 3 3
Total Credits 15
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