4 course, 12 credit
Full-time or part-time
100% online learning with flexible modules that allow participants to learn at their own pace
Patient safety is critical to the delivery of quality healthcare. It not only affects the well-being of the patient but also the emotional and physical health of the staff, and it is vital to the financial solvency of any healthcare system or facility.
High standards of patient care with a commitment to a culture of safety can reduce medication or transportation errors, physical injury, and more. Patient safety is the responsibility of all, from the C suite level, to those who have direct contact with patients, everyone from clinicians to custodial staff.
At Northeastern, our Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety provides the next generation of patient safety experts with the knowledge and practical skills needed to design safer systems of care and promote a culture of safety. The program follows the vision and mission of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and empowers learners to work toward being a “Certified Professional In-Patient Safety” (CPPS) through the Institute.
The program is for clinicians who wish to incorporate the latest skills, knowledge, and principles to ensure safety for patients and colleagues. It is also relevant to healthcare leaders and administrators who wish to implement the most up-to-date patient safety practices and policies in their organizations.