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Post-Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety & Quality

Program Details

The online healthcare certificate program in patient safety and quality focuses on healthcare quality improvement, risk assessment, communication, legal issues and strategies that contribute to building a culture of safety, and assuring accountability and reliability in care processes, among others.

Benefits include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
  • Convenience. Attend class when it's convenient for you - online education means 24/7 access
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your certificate at your own pace, over five 10-week terms per year
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study


  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from an accredited nursing or health professions graduate program
  • Provisional acceptance may be extended to applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.67 and 2.99
  • Registered nurse applicants who wish to pursue this certificate must meet MSN nursing program admission requirements.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


At this time SNHU is not enrolling nursing students from Washington state.