Post-Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety & Quality
Southern New Hampshire University

Program Details

Nurses with a master’s degree can enhance their career opportunities with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality. This online program from Southern New Hampshire University follows strategies for improving patient safety and quality outlined in the Institute of Medicine’s report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”

Students in this program work to identify ways to continuously improve the patient care process. Coursework specifically focuses on healthcare quality improvement, risk assessment, communication, and legal issues. Nurses gain strategies that can contribute to a culture of safety, as well as accountability and reliability in care processes. 

Graduates of this online nursing program will be prepared to:

  • Propose informatics technologies to help deliver and enhance patient care
  • Apply research practices to drive real-world healthcare improvements
  • Use data to ensure excellence in healthcare across diverse settings

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

Washington, US Territories