Master Of Science in Patient Safety Leadership Overview

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership is designed to develop leaders in the field of patient safety. The program delivers practical information that you can apply immediately to your work and integrates activities that align directly with professions in patient safety.

The master’s program curriculum offers you the opportunity to:

  • Enhance organizational leadership skills specific to patient safety issues.
  • Learn to develop strategies for proposing and implementing process improvements within a healthcare organization.
  • Learn principles to improve communication in a healthcare environment, conflict resolution techniques and guidelines for team training.
  • Study historical approaches to safety and quality care and discover newer quality improvement and risk-reduction strategies, such as information systems applications.
  • Learn about the Seven Pillars from the institution that first implemented this widely used, comprehensive process to respond to patient safety incidents.

Capstone Project

A key part of the master’s program is your capstone project. It represents the culmination of the theory and practical skills learned throughout the program.

In consultation with PSL faculty, you will develop and complete a research project that aligns with a key issue in the field of patient safety and a professional or personal area of interest for you. This project can usually be based on a real-world problem in your current clinical setting.

For more information about the PSL master’s program, please visit the MS in Patient Safety Leadership Program Progression page.