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NURS 608 Quality Improvement in Practice
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Other, Other


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: DNP


Course Open to: all

Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University

Pre-requisites: none

Course Description: Prepares the student for proficiency in the development of quality improvement initiatives for sustainable practice change. The student will assess evidence as it relates to cost, quality, and health outcomes (individual and aggregate) within the context of current regional and national healthcare trends and emerging issues. Emphasis will be on the methods and tools utilized in performance improvement and patient safety. The student will develop a quality or safety initiative using a systems approach.


Method of Instruction: blended

Delivery Platform: Blackboard

Campus visits required: none

Course Contact: Fonda Neal



Tuition: $865/credit hour


Other considerations: Upon completion of this course the student will: 1. Examine national models of quality improvement (e.g. NCQA models, the Triple Aim and QSEN). 2. Evaluate health care indicators for select patient populations and debate their relevance and ethical implications for healthcare delivery. 3. Identify a clinical issue of interest in the context of quality improvement. 4. Perform a systems assessment related to the clinical issue with attention to cost, quality and health outcomes. 5. Identify quality improvement strategies that promote sustainable practice change.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Section: C02
Instructor: Terry Jones
Seats: 1
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-20-19
End Date: 12-06-19

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