Online Graduate Certificate in Quality Management and Patient Safety

Explore Our Graduate Certificate in Quality Management and Patient Safety

߲ݴý Online’s Graduate Certificate in Quality Management and Patient Safety program will enable you to plan, organize, and lead efforts to improve the effectiveness of patient treatment and promote patient safety management best practices.
Stevenson’s certificate course in healthcare quality management program provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the health status of populations served by healthcare organizations to address service gaps.

Coursework can be completed entirely online for this 15-credit hour certificate program. Credit you earn through this program may be applied to the Master’s in Healthcare Management.

Admissions Requirements/Tuition 

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work. If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States, students must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the .
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
  • One professional letter of recommendation from a current or past supervisor. Please use the following Recommendation form.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Resume of professional experience.
Tuition RateStandard
Per Credit / Per Course (3-Credits)$685.00 / $2,055.00
  • ߲ݴý offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
  • ߲ݴý Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
  • Students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid for this certificate program.


Students must complete the following courses and an additional elective class:

  • HCM 660/NURS 660 Planning for Evidence-Based Practice
  • HCM 662/NURS 662 Quality Management in Health Care
  • HCM 665 Patient Satisfaction and Quality Improvement
  • HCM 667/BTM 667 Customer Relationship Management (E-CRM)
  • HCM 669 Patient Advocacy for Healthcare Quality

Master’s Degree Option

Stevenson offers a 36-credit, online master’s degree in Healthcare Management.