NURS-805: Quality Management: A Tool for Healthcare Advocacy and Policy Change

3 credit hours

This course provides students with the tools to develop and implement quality improvement programs in health care settings.  Exploration of quality improvement theories, models, and tools supporting improvement in clinical outcomes, efficiency in clinical practice, increased patient safety, cost effectiveness, population health and healthcare policy implementation and change as related to resource allocation are course foci.  Participants will reflect on quality initiatives and build organizational plans that incorporate fundamentals of organizational change theory and theories of human behavior. This course focuses on the use of technology and data analytics to manage change initiatives, drive policy change and support population health initiatives.