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NURS 731 Foundations in Healthcare Quality Research
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy,


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University

Pre-requisites: A doctoral level theory course or permission from instructor.

Course Description: This course provides a foundation for critically examining and developing research frameworks and models used to conduct healthcare quality research. The course explores assumptions about healthcare quality, its dimensions and outcomes at the individual, organizational, and population levels. Different approaches to healthcare quality research will be discussed. Finally, current applications of healthcare quality research to policy, health system accountability, and various levels of the provision of health care are reviewed.


Method of Instruction: blended

Delivery Platform: Blackboard

Campus visits required: 0

Course Contact: Fonda Neal



Tuition: $865/credit hour


Other considerations: The first day of the course is held in the classroom at the School of Nursing during the week of August 20 NEXus students can attend the first class in person or virtually via NEXus technology. This course is for students interested in developing a research area and conceptual model focused on healthcare quality. The course will cover quality and safety research across healthcare settings from community to healthcare organizations.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2018

Section: C01
Instructor:Marianne Baernholdt, PhD
Credits: 3 / Semester

FALL 2019

Section: C01
Instructor:Terry Jones, PhD
Credits: 3 / Semester


Section: 001
Instructor:Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D
Credits: 3 / Semester

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and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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