Post-Graduate CertificateHealthcare Quality & Safety

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Why Choose Our Program?

Specialize your career through a certificate program that offers cutting-edge programming to the next generation of Healthcare Quality and Safety professionals. Our Post-Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety is designed to provide a way for working professionals in need of flexible schedules to take their education and career to the next level. Through our program, you will learn what it means to provide the highest-quality level of care and go on to transform the delivery of healthcare.

Our program:

  • Is offered in a 100% online format to meet the needs of working professionals
  • Is taught by skilled faculty who bring extensive real-world experience to the classroom
  • Hosts the IHI Open School Chapter at Jacksonville University


Virtual Information Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the program director and advisor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process. If you are unable to attend the event, you can request to view a past session at any time.

Monday, June 3, 2024

3:00 p.m.

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To obtain a Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety, each student must complete 9 credit hours of graduate level coursework, in addition to one three credit hour capstone for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • HQS 501: Introduction to Healthcare Quality/Culture, Interprofessional Teams, and Simulation
  • HQS 502: Health Law, Regulatory Issues, and the Business of Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • HQS 503: Improvement Science, Human Factors, and Systems Thinking
  • HQS 560: Healthcare Quality and Safety Capstone Seminar and Project
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"Completing this program allowed me to expand my expertise and play a larger role in process improvement at my organization. Learning from skilled instructors, gaining insights from my classmates, and networking with other professionals in healthcare locally and abroad made my experience one of a kind."

Amanda Robertson, DHSc, RT(N)(CT), CNMT, CSSGBClass of 2021

AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts for degree most recently conferred with a GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale
  • Unencumbered background check to be completed by the start of the first semester
  • Under a 3.0 Potential Requests
    • GRE / GMAT Scores
    • Statement of Intent
    • Letters of Recommendation