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

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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a CCNE/NLNAC or ACEN accredited program
  • College transcripts
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current unencumbered, unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) or ARNP certification in states where the ARNP is an upgrade of the RN license resulting in only one license that is both an RN and an ARNP license

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

Tennessee, Washington