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UPMC Wolff Learning Academy Center for Nursing Excellence


Welcome to the UPMC Wolff Learning Academy Center for Nursing Excellence

Nurses are encouraged to advance within the My Nursing Career Program by completing any section of coursework found on this page. At the conclusion, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

UPMC Wolff Learning Academy Certificates of Completion are for internal UPMC advancement only and are not considered a professional or specialty certification that confers a credential.




Quality Outcomes Essentials
This is a self-paced, comprehensive program designed to provide UPMC staff the knowledge and skills needed to initiate and support quality initiatives within the framework of UPMC policies, practices, and expectations.
Begin your UPMC Wolff Center Certificate of Completion in Quality Outcomes Essentials



Patient Safety Essentials
This is a comprehensive program designed to provide UPMC staff (Patient Safety Specialists, Physicians, Clinicians, Leadership, nurses, etc.) the knowledge and skills needed to initiate and support improved patient safety outcomes within the framework of UPMC safety-related policies, practices, and expectations.  A Just Culture is also essential to patient safety by promoting an environment where employees and staff are encouraged to report safety events and near misses.
Begin your UPMC Wolff Center Certificate of Completion in Patient Safety Essentials



Quality Improvement Fundamentals
This program will lead the participant through the quality improvement (QI) process from start to finish by providing fundamental principles and practical applications of QI science to assist with any QI project. Coursework in this program is entirely asynchronous.
Begin your UPMC Wolff Center Certificate of Completion in Quality Improvement Fundamentals



Quality Education Series
This five-month course is designed for individuals with little or no prior quality improvement experience that have a quality improvement project they would like to tackle. The course combines a series of virtual classroom sessions, asynchronous coursework, and coaching calls with real-world work on a local improvement project that is centered around system-wide goals. The goal of the course is to teach students how to execute a Quality Improvement (QI) project from start to finish. Applications open June 1st for the 2022 program.
Begin your UPMC Wolff Center Certificate of Completion in Quality Education Series (QES)



Advanced Quality Education Series
The series is comprised of six didactic virtual sessions presented by outside experts and UPMC leaders, as well as collaboration with the project coach and coursework through the Wolff Learning Academy. The goal of the series is that participants will both learn how to implement successful QI projects and become the next generation of quality leaders at UPMC. It is designed for participants with quality improvement experience who desire a deeper understanding of the QI process. Applications open Fall 2022 for the 2023 AQES Series.
Begin your UPMC Wolff Center Certificate of Completion in Advanced Quality Education Series (AQES)