MSN in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality

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by RNallison RNallison (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Pediatrice Nurse. Has 6 years experience.

Hi, I am a pediatric bedside nurse and have been here for 4 years. I found that I am very interested in ways to prevent errors such as late rescues and pin point what could have been done better. Because of this I am thinking of getting my MSN in Quality and Patient Safety. I have seen a couple of online masters programs that I would be interested in. Has anyone completed any of these online programs? Is it possible to complete with a full time 3day 12hr shift schedule? And is it even worth it?

JordiesMomRN

JordiesMomRN

Specializes in CCU, Infection Control. Has 9 years experience. 39 Posts

I there!

I am a quality management specialist (QMS) and I love my job! I would recommend that you try "shadow" a QMS at your place of employment to really get the feel of what we do. Keep in mind that different employers will have different job descriptions etc...... I thought I wanted to be an infection preventionist. Long story short, I hated it!! That's why I recommend learning more about the specialty before working towards an MSN in that specific concentration. I have my MSN in Leadership. I obtained it while like you, working 3-4 12 hr shifts a week. My son was about 16y/o then (no little ones) so it was definitely doable and so worth it for me.

Good Luck on whatever you decide!

Check out the IHI website, as well as NAHQ.org

Hi There!

speedynurse

speedynurse, ADN, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ER, Pre-Op, PACU. 544 Posts

On 2/28/2020 at 8:29 PM, JordiesMomRN said:

I there!

I am a quality management specialist (QMS) and I love my job! I would recommend that you try "shadow" a QMS at your place of employment to really get the feel of what we do. Keep in mind that different employers will have different job descriptions etc...... I thought I wanted to be an infection preventionist. Long story short, I hated it!! That's why I recommend learning more about the specialty before working towards an MSN in that specific concentration. I have my MSN in Leadership. I obtained it while like you, working 3-4 12 hr shifts a week. My son was about 16y/o then (no little ones) so it was definitely doable and so worth it for me.

Good Luck on whatever you decide!

Check out the IHI website, as well as NAHQ.org

Hi There!

What did you not like about the infection prevention position? I have debated trying this position since I am dealing with some health issues and bedside nursing is becoming very hard.....but just don’t know if this is something that would be right for me. So thought I would ask. What is different between that and quality nursing?

FlyGirl4Eva

FlyGirl4Eva

Specializes in Legal Nurse Consultant. Has 27 years experience. 13 Posts

Ugh Infection control, at least from my experience is always shorthanded and ALOT of pressure! Think stress. Thought I wanted to do that as well, but like risk better!