MS/MSN in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare NOTE: This program is coming soon. Please fill out the Request More Information form to learn more. Overview Beginning Fall 2017, pending final approval.The MS/MSN in Quality, Safety and Risk Management in Healthcare prepares you to lead organizational efforts that improve and monitor quality metrics, improve safety for both patients and staff, and manage risks in a dynamic health care environment. This interdisciplinary patient safety and health care quality master's program is designed for health care professionals seeking to develop essential competencies to assess, monitor, and improve health care outcomes in community-based care delivery settings, hospitals, and other health care organizations. Upon graduation, you will be able to:Apply a legal and ethical framework of health care deliveryFurther the role of the quality, safety, and risk management professional in the health care system through scholarship, clinical experience, and organizational involvement Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in decision-making Integrate multiple technologies and relevant theories into the organization and synthesis of health data to care for patients, families and communitiesIntegrate culturally sensitive health promotion activities that contribute to the health and wellness of the community into practiceDemonstrate leadership through the development of outcome-based standards of care and practice-based health policy issuesEvaluate and modify the quality and effectiveness of care based on current research findings, standards of care, and patient outcomesContribute to the advancement of health care and humanity through communication, collaboration and educationProgram FeaturesDesigned for those interested in a career that will impact quality, safety and risk management in the healthcare industryFaculty who are current practicing experts in the fields of law, quality, patient safety, and risk management Interdisciplinary structure, offering the opportunity to learn and work collaboratively as you would in practiceRealistic virtual simulation experiences and a short on-campus experience in our state-of-the-art simulation labs, which allow you to apply principles learned throughout the program to realistic, high stakes, simulation activitiesState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses IPS 501Legal Compliance: Structure and Implementation IPS 504Regulations in Health Care IPS 505Health Care Quality and the Legal Context IPS 506HIPPA: A Patient’s Legal Right to Privacy IPS 584Analysis of Performance Standards in Healthcare Quality IPS 585Science of Safety, Human Factors, and Systems Thinking IPS 586Creating a Culture of Safety IPS 601Quality, Safety, and Risk Management Capstone Choose from one of the following sequences: MSN Sequence These are the Core MSN courses that all MSN students take. They incorporate the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011) and QSEN Graduate Competencies (AACN, 2012). NURS 500Confronting issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments NURS 502Advanced ethical Decision Making in Health Care NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research MS Sequence These include interdisciplinary courses with similar content to the NURS counterpart courses. HSAD 530Politics and Policy of Healthcare Resources HSAD 505Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management and Policy IPS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research Total Credits for MSN Degree46.0Total Credits for MS Degree48.0 Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or universityFor nurses pursuing an MSN: Your BSN must be from an institution accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE.Nurses with a non-nursing BS may consider applying for the RN-BSN-MSN program (coming soon) to earn both a BSN and MSN concurrently.GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or last 60 credits completed Those with a lower GPA may be considered on individual basisWhile specific clinical work and/or volunteer experience is not required, it may make your application more competitiveRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study Letters must include the address, phone number, and signature of your recommenderThe envelope must be submitted unopenedPersonal statement describing your interest in the program and particular specialty ResumeFor nurses pursuing an MSN: Copy of your current U.S. Registered Nurse licenseAdditional requirements for International StudentsAn admissions interview may be required Tuition This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.