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Welcome to UIC’s Patient Safety Leadership Programs!

Our next cohort begins Fall 2024


Patient- centered care is critical. UIC’s Patient Safety Leadership Programs will prepare you to design, implement, and lead a broad range of patient safety activities.

With an online master’s or graduate certificate from UIC, lead the change in your organization’s safety culture and build the competence needed in patient safety science for a high reliability

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  • Become a Leader

    Through theoretical and hands-on application, develop the knowledge and skills to design new patient safety processes and lead the implementation of these strategies in an organization.

  • Expand Your Network

    Interact with individuals from multiple disciplines in the health care field and from across the nation.

  • Cater the Program to Your Interests

    In the Master’s program, the capstone project is individualized based on students’ interests and will help contribute to the advancement of the patient safety field.

Why UIC?
  • Top national program
  • CAHME-certified
  • Pioneering founder in patient safety education and thought leadership
  • One of the first patient safety master’s programs in the country
  • Coursework designed by and for healthcare professionals
  • Integration of theoretical and applied learning
  • Access to a multidisciplinary network of fellow patient safety leaders
  • Taught by faculty with real-life experience in the field
  • Online convenience and flexibility with the personalized attention of a campus classroom

Master of Science Heading link

The online MS in Patient Safety Leadership program delivers practical knowledge you can immediately apply to your work and features learning activities directly aligned to patient safety professions.

The program offers a comprehensive blend of online learning and practical application. The nine-course program includes a virtual residency and culminates with a capstone project you will develop in consultation with faculty mentors.

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Graduate Certificate Heading link

The online Graduate Certificate in Essentials in Healthcare Safety and Quality is a three-course program that will introduce you to the fundamentals of the patient safety field. It is designed for healthcare professionals who work full-time while completing courses.

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