University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certificate in Healthcare Quality Improvement

Through this certificate, health care professionals will engage in the application and utility of quality improvement to optimize healthcare service delivery.

Why Study Healthcare Quality Improvement?

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Graduate Certificate is a great option for practicing healthcare professionals who wish to build an academic foundation in quality improvement focusing on system and social influence of quality and safety, the design of quality improvement initiatives, and the implementation and evaluation of improvement initiatives.

Why Study Healthcare Quality Improvement at UNMC?

As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. 

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Graduate Certificate is an innovative, online option offered by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The curriculum is delivered by an interdisciplinary faculty team utilizing an easily accessible distance education format.  The certificate curriculum includes four core courses. Students completing the certificate program may elect to continue their studies to earn a Master of Healthcare Delivery Science.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
12 credits
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Careers & Outcomes

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Graduate Certificate Program was designed for healthcare professionals who primarily practice in the clinical setting looking to advance their careers by gaining practical skills in the principles and science of quality improvement. Through completion of this program, health care professionals will be able to engage in the clinical application and utility of the key tenets of quality improvement to optimize healthcare service delivery. Students who receive the graduate certificate will be prepared for careers as health professions managers and administrators, lead clinical practitioners, health professions educators, and health education specialists.

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State Regulatory Authorization

The University of Nebraska monitors developments in state laws in every state. The University of Nebraska is currently authorized, licensed, exempt, not subject to approval, or is permitted to accept students for programs in most states. To see a complete list of states, please visit NU Online.

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