Apr 22, 2018  
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2016-2017 
    
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 502 - Quality, Safety & Effectiveness of Nursing Care


This graduate course introduces students to modern concepts of quality of care, quality improvement, patient safety, and effectiveness of nursing care. The course builds upon the competencies of the baccalaureate nurse in quality and patient safety to include topics such as control charts, run-charts, quality analysis methods, root cause analysis, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), and quality improvement models. Also explored in the course are concepts related to human factors and their role in errors, and patient safety goals and strategies both within and outside the discipline of nursing. The role of informatics and the work environment are also addressed, as these are critical factors that transcend quality, safety, and effectiveness discussions. The role of the graduate-prepared nurse in creating and maintaining a patient-centered care environment is central to the course.
3 credit hours