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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Graduate Certificate in Quality Improvement in Health Care (QIHC)

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The focus of this certificate is learning key concepts in monitoring, evaluation, and sustaining quality improvement efforts in health care settings. Course work examines theories, strategies, and research related to the quality improvement in health care systems. In the practicum, the student is given an opportunity to synthesize previous learning and function in a role of quality improvement specialist under the mentorship of select expert preceptors.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in EMU School of Nursing, students must first meet requirements set by the Graduate School as described in the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Catalog. Applicants are considered for selection into the Graduate Certificate Program upon completion of the following:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • Have at least a cumulative 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) college GPA.
  • International students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper) or 79 (Internet) on the TOEFL or 77 on the Michigan English Language Ability Battery (MELAB) or 6.5 on IETLTS, or 53 on Pearson Test of English. (These scores are the same requirements as the EMU Graduate School.)
  • All documents above should be submitted directly to the Graduate School Office of Admissions, along with any transcript from other universities or colleges previously attended.

Application Process:
Applicants must:

  • Complete an online application for admission. Admission to the university takes an average of 2-3 weeks.
  • Submit official transcripts from each educational institution you have attended so your EMU admission application can be processed.
  • Select the program code: NUR/MSN-QIHC for the Teaching in Health Care Certificate Program on your application.

For those students, pursuing an MSN degree, this certificate requires a separate application fee to be admitted to the program. A separate application for graduation is also required upon completion of the required courses

School Information:

School of Nursing - College of Health and Human Services

Michael L. Williams, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNE

309 Marshall
(734) 487-2310

School Website

Sherry Bumpus, Ph.D.
Program Director

340 Marshall
(734) 487-2279

Advisor Information:

Bobbi Towne, MSN, RN
Program Coordinator   

322 Marshall
(734) 487-2340

Laurie Blondy, PhD, JD, RN
Program Director

342 Marshall
(734) 487-3275

Degree Requirements: 12 hours

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