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Quality and Safety, MSN

Quality and Safety Specialization

Designed for experienced nurses who want to expand their career options, the Master of Science in Nursing Quality and Safety program includes 36 credit hours and a minimum of 100 practice experience hours. This specialization prepares staff nurses to assume a broader leadership role in risk management related to quality and safety improvement within a health care organization while actively participating in and leading interdisciplinary teams.

The course outcomes are aligned with the American Association of Colleges (AACN) MSN Essentials (2011). Specialization-focused courses are also aligned with the Graduate-Level Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) Competencies. The program is designed to offer graduate-level education to registered nurses (RN) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MSN 36 12 38 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Quality and Safety Learning Outcomes

  • Assess nursing care against professional standards of care and community needs
  • Recommend professional nursing practices using research and evidence-based practice models
  • Prioritize accountability and responsibility in professional judgment, ethics, and actions
  • Recommend new models for nursing in an expanded role of citizen in the global society
  • Evaluate policies and economics related to health care delivery
  • Identify sources and areas of improvement for nursing quality and patient safety