Master of Science in Nursing / Health Care Quality & Patient Safety
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

Learn how to improve health care systems and patient outcomes from all aspects with this MSN online focusing on Health Care Quality and Patient Safety. This program from Grand Canyon University allows nurses to increase their leadership abilities while also focusing on critical thinking, evidence-based research, and diagnostic reasoning to create cohesive healthcare solutions.

The curriculum covers research, collaboration, communication, data analysis, project management, and more. Classes examine the elements of change management and how to identify criteria for success. Students will be able to identify nationally recognized metrics for quality, ways to support quality improvement measures, and technologies to support patient safety. 

Graduates of the MSN in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety are qualified for positions including:

  • Quality and patient safety coordinator
  • Director of risk and quality
  • Director of nursing
  • Patient safety officer
  • Regional director of quality management
  • Vice president of care coordination
  • Chief nursing officer

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Grand Canyon University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a CCNE/NLNAC or ACEN accredited program.

Clinical, practicum, and immersion hours are completed locally.

Restricted States

Tennessee, Washington


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