Outcomes Performance Management — Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in Outcomes Performance Management at the University of Detroit Mercy provides qualified nurses with the opportunity to gain specialty knowledge in systems leadership in the management of patient outcomes. Students build a systems-thinking approach to patient care, starting with clinical microsystems as a building block. Quality improvement models will be introduced, and students will gain experience in the application of quality improvement methods and tools in the clinical setting. The use of evidence to shape decisions is emphasized through coursework in nursing informatics, decision support, business planning, and outcomes and care transitions management.

The Outcomes Performance Management Certificate Program requires 15 credits and 100 clinical hours in leading a quality improvement effort. The program is taught in an engaging online format that is flexible and student-centered. Students need not be a resident of Michigan to enroll in the program. Clinical sites are identified near the student's home to complete the clinical experience. Coursework is on a part-time basis. A certificate in Outcomes Performance Management is awarded upon completion of program requirements. Credits earned in the Outcomes Performance Management Certificate may be applied for qualified nurses towards the completion of a Master of Science in Nursing degree in Health Systems Management.