The School of Nursing at Fayetteville State University (SON-FSU) was established in 1992 to provide baccalaureate education to registered nurses. The SON-FSU offers two tracks for students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and one track for students seeking a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a focus on patient safety and quality. Graduates of the MSN program are prepared to lead changes in the health care setting, focusing on a systems perspective that will enhance both safety and quality of health care.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Fayetteville State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The master’s degree program in nursing at Fayetteville State University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
The educational objectives of the MSN program are consistent with the mission of the FSU-SON, Fayetteville State University, and CCNE.
Master of Science in Nursing: Patient Safety and Quality
The Master of Science in Nursing: Patient Safety and Quality will give students an in depth understanding of the current issues impacting healthcare, principles of patient safety, types of healthcare errors and the associated impacts on patient outcomes. Coursework is focused on understanding, applying and evaluating patient safety principles, healthcare errors and creating a culture of safety. Graduates will be prepared to lead safety and quality care initiatives with mastery of concepts in safety culture, regulations and compliance, legal issues, and system designs like LEAN and Six Sigma.
The MSN program is designed for students who have obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The program is offered in an on-line format and consists of 36 credit hours. Students may enroll in the program as full- or part-time students.
- Critically evaluate theories and research findings designed to improve quality and safety outcomes across the health care continuum.
- Evaluate effectiveness of various performance improvement models and tools for promoting quality and safety.
- Design, implement, and evaluate performance improvement models and strategies to minimize risk and improve outcomes across the health care continuum.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, information management, leadership, and ethical behaviors in interactions with individuals, groups, organizations and populations.
- Demonstrate competence in leadership, communications, strategic planning, and quality improvement skills to design and implement strategies to promote and sustain system-wide improvement changes.
- Demonstrate critical thinking to engage in research that contributes to scholarship in health care quality and safety.
- Incorporate interprofessional collaboration into an organizational strategic plan for improving healthcare quality and safety.