Master of Science in NursingHealthcare Quality and Safety

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Why choose our program?

Are you ready to take the next step in your nursing career? Our MSN Healthcare Quality and Safety (HQS) program is designed to provide a convenient way for working registered nurses to earn their graduate degrees. In the HQS program, you will transform as a professional for the challenge of continuously improving the quality and safety of healthcare systems.

Our program:

  • The HQS Master's degree program in Nursing at Jacksonville University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Is offered in part-time and full-time tracks so you can learn at your own pace
  • Incorporates project-based clinical opportunities so you can continue working

Virtual Information Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and an admissions counselor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

6:00 p.m.

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Earn an MSN Your Way

JU's MSN Healthcare Quality and Safety program prepares you to take the next step in your career whether that be a promotion or graduate school. The HQS program was designed for you to complete your way:

  • Small classes provide you with individual attention
    Courses offered in-person, online, or in a hybrid format (in-person and online)
  • Courses offered in 8-week flexible course formats that allow you to take terms off when you need it
  • Work with an academic advisor throughout the program who will assist you with individualizing your program progression in a way that works for your schedule.
18 MonthsFinish the program in as little as 18 months
$97,000Average salary of a Nursing Administrator
CCNE AccreditedOur MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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About Our Program

When you graduate from this program, you will have a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Healthcare Quality & Safety.

Jacksonville University's MSN Healthcare Quality and Safety program is certified by our quality and commitment to helping set the precedent of high standards for healthcare quality and safety education at the master's level. Certified status, however, is not the same as accreditation and does not guarantee eventual accredited status. JU is working closely with SACSCOC, our accrediting body, to complete the standard accreditation process for our Palm Coast location. We anticipate approval in 2021.

Our Curriculum:

MSN Core

  • NUR 510: Nursing Theory & Research I
  • NUR 512: Organization, Delivery, and Policy in Healthcare
  • NUR 514: Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles
  • NUR 516: Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare
  • NUR 520: Nursing Research & Theory II
  • NUR 551: Advanced Role Practicum

HQS Core

  • 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

AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees
    • If the candidate attended a college or university abroad, an official NACES evaluation of that transcript is required. Choose the course-by-course evaluation with the GPA option.
  • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale is required
  • The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.0 or below
    • GRE/GMAT scores
    • Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (if applying to a Nurse Practitioner track)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Active U.S. Nursing License
    • Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida
    • International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
  • All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit proof of their proficiency in English, by providing scores for either: IELTS or TOEFL. If submitting score reports, they must be sent directly to Jacksonville University from the testing institutions.
  • Unencumbered background check must be completed by the start of the first semester. Information on the background check may need to be released to agencies for permission to participate at the healthcare site. If placement is denied by the agency, and an alternative site cannot be obtained, the student will not complete the program.

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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7000
Email: graduateadmissions@ju.edu

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