As more people require the services of the healthcare field over the next few decades, increased attention will be put on patient safety. In this fast-growing industry, there's a need to focus on compliance, analysis and development of quality healthcare. Interpreting information on how patients are treated helps create needed change in policies and assists in preventing errors in the future.
By earning a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Patient Safety and Quality, you'll learn basic management practices that focus on the patient experience, improving medical outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. The American Hospital Association identified improvement in the quality of patient care as one of the most important initiatives currently facing the industry. In response, SNHU worked with specialists in the field to develop this patient safety and quality healthcare program, one of only a few baccalaureate-level healthcare administration degrees of its kind.
Coursework in the patient safety and quality healthcare program focuses on leadership, risk identification and analysis, data management and cultural change. Throughout your studies, you’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of healthcare administration while learning how to take on the patient advocacy role that a growing number of consumers require for their well-being.
In the BS in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Patient Safety and Quality, you’ll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your degree in patient safety and quality healthcare at SNHU include:
An aging population has created a hiring boom in the healthcare industry. Employment of medical and health services managers could see growth of 20% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Median annual salaries for this type of role, which vary by region and responsibility, were $96,540 in May 2016.*
With a degree in patient safety and quality healthcare from SNHU, you'll possess the skills to be considered for positions such as compliance director, patient safety representative, patient safety manager, and quality and patient safety specialist, becoming the voice for patients across organizations.
The patient safety and quality healthcare degree curriculum combines the operational, ethics and policy side of SNHU's healthcare administration degrees with the analysis and strategies required to become a specialist in patient advocacy. Courses are taught by leading professionals in the healthcare administration and patient safety fields.
SNHU's bachelor's in patient safety and quality program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.