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Course 4. Quality Improvement

Participate in processes that continuously improve the outcomes of care

Cost: Included in Transition to Practice Program for US$150 | US$40 for individual registration

CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 6 months if purchased as part of the Transition to Practice Program | 4 weeks if purchased separately

Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for new graduate nurses in all practice settings; it may also be used as an adjunct to a nursing education program.

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Anything can be improved. Look for opportunities. 

As a new graduate nurse, it’s important you understand how to incorporate quality improvement initiatives into your daily work. Quality Improvement is the fourth course of the acclaimed Transition to Practice program. Through this highly interactive course, you’ll accelerate your learning curve by talking through errors with more experienced nurses, while forming strategies that will have a positive impact on patient care.

NCSBN developed this course based on the results of the 2011-2103 Transition to Practice study. By investing an hour a week for six months (to complete the five course program), you’ll strengthen your core competencies and improve patient outcomes.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Define quality improvement
  • Explain how quality improvement is used to facilitate change
  • Develop a workable quality improvement and evaluation plan
  • Discuss how nursing quality initiatives improve patient care

Authors: Shandra L. James, DNP, RN and Karen Ippolito, EdD, RN, FNP-BC

Managing Editor: Susan Richmond, MSN, RN, NCSBN Interactive Services Content Manager