Ensure and Maintain the Safety of Medical Facilities
Healthcare environments face a broad spectrum of safety issues ranging from patient falls and sentinel events to active shooters and dangerous facilities. Assessing, planning, preventing and even investigating accidents is critical to ensuring medical settings are safe for patients, practitioners, families and staff.
Eastern Kentucky University’s online MS in Safety, Security and Emergency Management with a concentration in Healthcare Safety covers well-established best practices specific to the field of healthcare. In addition, you’ll learn to identify and protect against emerging threats.
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.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
What you can learn
Healthcare facilities are not immune from safety threats, and necessary safety protocols and practices are essential to delivering the care patients need. Our online MS in Safety, Security and Emergency Management degree with a concentration in Healthcare Safety prepares you to create and implement safety plans to protect everyone seeking treatment, as well as anyone working in or visiting a healthcare facility.
Our master’s in healthcare safety program connects online learning with the real world.
Choose EKU online and you can:
- Apply your knowledge in a public, private or nonprofit setting.
- Qualify for positions like regional risk director, patient safety officer, director of quality, or global safety officer
- Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
Study with us and you can:
- 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
Additional certificates can be stacked onto your master’s degree with minimal extension of your program.
Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Eastern Kentucky University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Online Healthcare Safety Courses