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Be Instrumental in the Quality of Patient Care

Responding to growing industry demand to improve patient safety, Regis University has teamed with several leading health organizations to create a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Quality and Patient Safety, and it’s offered entirely online.
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Graduate Certificate: Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

Degree Overview

To Err is Human—an Institute of Medicine piece reveals “as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals. That’s more than die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer or AIDS—three causes that receive far more public attention-or akin to a 747 going down every day."

Now you can earn a certificate in health care quality and patient safety. Responding to growing industry demand to improve patient safety, Regis University has teamed with several leading health organizations to create a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Quality and Patient Safety. This online certificate program in health care provides students a base of quality improvement theory, the tools to measure statistical change and the leadership to implement patient safety/performance improvement initiatives. Thus, improving the quality of health care received from senior management to daily beside care.

The health care certificate program includes 12 credit hours at the graduate level and can be taken in conjunction with the Master’s in Health Service Administration or as a standalone certificate. One or two pre-requisite courses may be required depending on the student’s prior professional and/or academic background.

Degree: Graduates are awarded a Certificate in Quality and Patient Safety.

Online Option:  Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete weekly assignments. Each class lasts eight weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students.

Start Dates: Spring (January), Summer (May), Fall (August)

Application Deadline: Rolling admission deadline so it’s never too late to apply. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

 

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety program at Regis University. The total certificate requires 12 semester hours.

Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Certificate Requirements
HSA 624 Quality Improvement in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HSA 670 Biostatistics and Health Data Analysis (3 semester hours)
HSA 672 Managing Patient Safety and Organizational Risk (3 semester hours)
HSA 674 Issues and Trends in Quality and Patient Safety (3 semester hours)

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

Accreditation

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312-263-0456

Fall 2014-Summer 2015

Tuition (per semester hour) $605
Other Fees
Application Fee $75
Graduation Application Fee $50

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and start your application today. Your first step is to create an account, a simple and quick form to get you started.

Get detailed application instructions.

You can email your admission counselor with questions at healthcare@regis.edu.