Course Description

This 8 week practicum course focuses on organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, and safety within a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is on the development of imaginative, innovative and creative strategies to promote a systems change. Grading is S/U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine strategies focused on improving health care in today’s healthcare environment.
  • Determine how critical and ethical issues affect health care in a variety of health care settings.
  • Apply strategies that may be used to effectively improve an organization’s culture.
  • Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, processes, and outcomes measures to identify clinical questions and describe the process of changing current practice.


This 8 week course requires 90 hours of mentor/faculty guided practice experience that may include activities that support health and/or provide care.



Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 200,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Courses

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

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Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

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As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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