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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NU 413 - Quality Care and Patient Safety

The course focuses on working within organizational and community arenas and in the actual provision of care by themselves and/or supervising care provided by other licensed and non-licensed assertive personnel. Students will be able to recognize safety and quality concerns and apply evidence-based knowledge from the nursing profession and other clinical sciences to their practice (AACN II).

Prerequisites & Notes
All 300 level NU courses

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings (AACN II, 1).
  • Participate in quality and patient safety initiatives, recognizing that these are complex system issues, which involve individuals, families, groups, communities, populations, and other members of the healthcare team (AACN II, 5).
  • Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process, and outcome measures to identify clinical questions and describe the process of changing current practice (AACN II, 6).
  • Apply quality improvement processes to effectively implement patient safety initiatives and monitor performance measures, including nurse-sensitive indicators in the microsystem of care (AACN II, 9).

Credits: 3

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