2015-36

Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

Senate Motion #2015-36

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: December 1, 2014

Date of Second Reading: January 26, 2015

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Patient Safety and Health Care Quality

Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Nursing and Health Innovation -for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Patient Safety and Health Care Quality

Rationale: The demand for RNs with expertise in patient safety and healthcare quality has increased due to increased accountability of healthcare systems to prevent medical errors, and the movement by insurers and governmental agencies to tie quality and safety outcomes to healthcare reimbursement. The proposed graduate certificate in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality (PSHQ) provides Registered Nurses (RNs) with advanced preparation in nursing practice and the ability to translate concepts, practices and principles in the application of safety and improvement science to enhance safe, effective patient care.

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Approved