If you have a bachelor’s degree and are currently practicing in a healthcare discipline, the Master of Patient Safety program is a great way to build a culture of safety in your workplace while advancing your career. Designed for healthcare professionals, the Master of Patient Safety program addresses the variety of methods through which institutions are enhancing patient safety and reducing error, risk and healthcare costs. Through this 34-credit program, graduates will learn to integrate communication, teamwork, evidence and informatics to improve the culture of safety and reduce the risk of medical error in healthcare organizations.
Our program consists of ten courses totaling 34 credits and is open to healthcare professionals with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare or a related field. Grounded in the IOM core competencies for health professionals, the Master of Patient Safety program is a smart way to advance one’s career in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and more!
Graduates will be able to:
- Provide patient-centered care within an interdisciplinary team
- Emphasize evidence-based practice, quality improvement and informatics
- Focus on communication, medical error science, organizational change and leadership to reduce risk and improve patient safety
All professional courses are offered entirely online with one required visit to campus for orientation.
Graduates of the Master of Patient Safety program will assume leadership positions in the area of patient safety and advance their career in clinical and research practice settings. They will also leave MCPHS with the knowledge necessary to participate in and initiate quality improvement programs.