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  • Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare

    Online PBC in QSRM

    Drexel University's Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Quality, Safety and Risk Management is designed to prepare health professionals who can lead organizational efforts to improve and monitor quality metrics, improve safety for both patients and staff, and manage risks in a dynamic healthcare environment.

    Upon completion, you'll be prepared to lead teams in a wide variety of quality and risk management initiatives including:

    • Aligning patient safety, risk, and quality functions within the organization
    • Ensuring that patient safety, risk, and quality activities are aligned with the strategic goals of the organization
    • Assessing current activities in patient safety, risk, and quality to clarify responsibilities and reduce duplication of effort
    • Establishing a structure that ensures patient care activities are addressed in a coordinated manner involving the patient safety, risk, and quality functions
    • Coordinating process changes, data collection, data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation
    • Evaluating the roles of patient safety, risk, and quality as the organization's needs change

    Online PBC in Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Risk Management Features

    • 100% online
    • Credits may be transferred into one of Drexel’s online MSN or MS Advanced Role programs
    • Learn from faculty in Drexel’s respected College of Nursing and Health Professions

    FAQs About Our Online PBC in Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Risk Management Program

    Can the credits from this program transfer into the MS or MSN in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare?
    Credits you've earned during the Online PBC in Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Risk Management may be transferred into one of Drexel’s online MSN or MS Advanced Role programs.

    Do I need to come to campus?
    While we love when our students visit campus, you don't have to be on-campus as a requirement of the online PBC in Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Risk Management.

    Questions? We're here to help!

    For application related questions:
    enroll@drexel.edu

    For program related questions:
    College of Nursing and Health Professions Program Team
    CNHPGraduateDivision@drexel.edu

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    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 501 Legal Compliance: Structure and Implementation 4.5
    IPS 504 Regulations in Health Care 4.5
    IPS 584 Analysis of Performance Standards in Healthcare Quality 3.0
    IPS 585 Science of Safety, Human Factors, and System Thinking 3.0
    Total Credits 15.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • If your GPA is lower, you're still encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on your resume. You must also provide two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
    • While specific clinical work and/or volunteer experience is not required, it may make your application more competitive

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study
      • If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, this requirement can be waived
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    An admissions interview may be required.

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2022-2023 is $1069 per credit. (A 10% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1187 per credit)

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • 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

    2022-2023 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2022

    September 19, 2022

    December 3, 2022

    December 5, 2022

    December 10, 2022

    Winter 2023

    January 9, 2023

    March 18, 2023

    March 20, 2023

    March 25, 2023

    Spring 2023

    April 3, 2023

    June 10, 2023

    June 12, 2023

    June 17, 2023

    Summer 2023

    June 26, 2023

    September 2, 2023

    September 4, 2023

    September 9, 2023

     

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