Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Safety

Maintain safe healthcare environments for patients and practitioners.

Security threats exist in every industry, including health care. Medical facilities face a spectrum of safety issues, ranging from active shooters to information breaches to patient accidents. Our Online Healthcare Safety Graduate Certificate explores the known risks and threats to modern health care delivery systems, while also covering current events and their relation to the unique safety challenges faced by various health environments.

Our health care safety certificate prepares you to:

  • Apply your knowledge in a public, private or nonprofit setting
  • Qualify for positions such as Regional Risk Director, Patient Safety Officer, Director of Quality and Global Safety Officer
  • Earn the specialized skills that make employers look to you when disaster strikes
  • Enhance your critical thinking, policy analysis and ethical-reasoning skills
  • Sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards
  • Develop your leadership style and aid in decision-making
  • Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
  • Expand your skill set with an additional specialty

Earn your certificate in 1 year or less.

100% Online

Complete coursework 100% online.

Learn from a veteran faculty of safety professionals with public and private sector experience.

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Benefit from EKU’s interactive course delivery and discussion boards.

Rankings and Accreditation

Included in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual listing of top colleges and universities.

Ranked 9th as Top Online College for Occupational Safety Degrees.

What can you do with an online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Safety?

Our online healthcare safety graduate certificate program prepares you to ensure hospitals, other medical facilities and nursing homes are safe environments for patients and staff.

Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Safety Courses

SSE 866 Special Topics in Healthcare Safety 3 Credits

This course, utilizing case studies and readings, will focus on current events, risks and threats to the healthcare delivery system, special safety issues in the news, and emergency management related to the safety of healthcare facilities. This material will be timely and relevant to the work you are engaged in.

SSE 834 Corporate Compliance 3 Credits

The assessment, analysis and development of safety, emergency management, security and environmental compliance programs. This course will address the regulatory requirements and best business practices for each of the compliance areas.

SSE 867 Safety & Security Across the Healthcare Continuum 3 Credits

This course introduces you to the broad healthcare continuum, with the hospital/medical center environment as the central focus. Additional ancillary and specialty services, including the 17 healthcare service types addressed in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Final Rule (for Emergency Preparedness), each with their unique safety challenges, will be addressed.

SSE 827 Issues in Security Management 3 Credits

Survey of salient issues and concerns confronting security managers. Examines the application and contribution of various management concepts and philosophies to asset protection issues such as information security, personnel protection, threat analysis, technological adaptation and resource allocation.