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NURS 6772 Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy, Advanced Nursing Practice
https://student.apps.utah.edu/uofu/stu/ClassSchedules/main/1214/description.html?subj=NURS&catno=677

 

Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: DNP

IPE: No

Course Open to:

Institution:University of Utah

Pre-requisites: Instructor permission

Course Description: OVERVIEW OF CONTENT: Excellence in healthcare requires understanding of economic, social, and political forces in organizations that impact policy and decision-making in health care delivery systems related to quality improvement and clinical outcomes. This course focuses on theory, methods, and tools of quality improvement by patient care leaders and health services administrators to improve patient care and outcomes, reduce waste, and lower costs. OBJECTIVES: By the end of the semester, students should be able to – 1. Articulate the patient care leader role in maximizing the efficient and effective use of human, material, and financial planning resources. 2. Demonstrate utilization of clinical data and quality improvement tools to assess a clinical outcome issue. 3. Develop a quality improvement project plan, using data and appropriate tools, to address an issue in the clinical setting. 4. Articulate decision-making process for tools/methods selection for quality improvement management. 5. Analyze the social, legal and ethical implications related to quality care, improvement, and management. 6. Integrate concepts of quality improvement programs into the role and functions of patient care leaders and health services administration to promote team development and facilitate provision of high quality health care.

 

Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Heather Clarkson

email: heather.clarkson@nurs.utah.edu

 

Tuition: current NEXus tuition rate

 

Other considerations: PhD and DNP students welcome!

 

Available Seats by Semester for this course:

 

SPRING 2019

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-19-19
End Date: 05-03-19

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SUMMER 2019

Section: 091
Instructor: Linda Hofmann, PhD
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-19-19
End Date: 08-02-19



FALL 2019

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-19-19
End Date: 12-05-19



SPRING 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-20-20
End Date: 05-02-20



SUMMER 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-20-20
End Date: 07-31-20



FALL 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-20-20
End Date: 12-18-20



SPRING 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: Teresa Garrett, DNP
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-21-21
End Date: 05-05-21

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SUMMER 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-21-21
End Date: 08-06-21



FALL 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-21-21
End Date: 12-10-21



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