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Effective Patient Safety and Care Through Education

Gain the skills and expertise to become effective leaders in the growing field of quality and safety practitioners.

Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

Degree Overview

Since the 1970s, health care addressing quality assurance needs. Reporting of health outcomes by healthcare agencies and other organizations has created an environment of transparency for health care organizations. The public can now access and compare hospitals on mortality rates, infections rates, whether or not a hospital has electronic medical records or physician order entry, how many complaints a hospital or nursing home has had, and much more.

The core of the certificate is comprised of four courses. Students that do not have at least two years of health care experience in a hospital or appropriate setting or basic knowledge of experience using quality improvement tools may be required to take HSA 610 Health Care Delivery Systems.

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Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate for the Certificate in Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Certificate holds a baccalaureate degree in Health Care Administration/Management or a baccalaureate degree in a business, clinical or health related field with two years of management experience in a health industry setting and has some experience with health care systems. Applications are individually evaluated on the basis of the following admission criteria:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or evidence that undergraduate degree requirements will be met no later than August of the current year.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale or an admission essay (minimum 750 words with appropriate references) addressing an issue specified in the application materials.
  • A current resume or other documentation of professional experience.
  • A completed application form including non-refundable application fee. The application fee is waived for Regis University undergraduates.

Applicants without degrees or experience in a health-related field may be required to take prerequisite course work. All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Certificate program at Regis University. The total certificate requires 12 semester hours.

Required Courses (12 semester hours)
HSA 624 - Quality Improvement in Health Care Settings 3 semester hours
HSA 670 - Biostatistics & Health Data Analysis 3 semester hours
HSA 672 - Managing Patient Safety and Organizational Risk 3 semester hours
HSA 674 - Issues and Trends in Quality and Patient Safety 3 semester hours

Tuition Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Tuition (per semester hour) $615
Other Fees
Application Fee $50
Background Check and Drug Screen (external agency fee) $69
Graduation Application Fee $50

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How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and start your application today. Your first step is to create an account, a simple and quick form to get you started.

Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant.