Quality Improvement Fundamentals for My Nursing Career

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.

A UPMC Wolff Learning Academy Quality Improvement Fundamentals Certificate of Completion is available for UPMC nurses who complete the following asynchronous coursework (4 hours) and live workshops (8 hours) (estimated total time to complete -12 hours).

Asynchronous Courses:

  • Principles of Quality and Safety
  • Lean Fundamentals
  • Assessing the Current State
  • Building the Right Team
  • Data for Quality Improvement
  • Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles
  • Human Factors Design
  • Sustaining Change
  • Storytelling: Making Your QI Presentation Your QI Story
  • Spreading Your Success: How to Effectively Present to Executive Leadership
 
Live Workshops: 
  • Assessing the Current State
  • Connecting the Dots with Data: Introduction to Quality Data Analysis
  • Legos: Lessons from Lean
  • Tackling Quality Improvement Using Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles and Human Factors Design

Wolff Learning Academy Quality Improvement Fundamentals Certificate of Completion is valid for 2 years.

Obtaining the UPMC Wolff Learning Academy Quality Outcomes Essentials Certificate of Completion

The tracking form below can be used to record your course progress and final date of completion and submission. You will not be asked to upload this tracking form as proof of completion.

UPMC Wolff Learning Academy Quality Outcomes Essentials Certificate of Completion Tracking Form

When all program requirements have been met (reviewing course material, completing course surveys,
and attending any applicable live sessions), submit your program completion through this link. You will be asked to attest that you have completed all required coursework and provide your UPMC employee ID number.

Program completions are verified during the last business day of every month. Successful participants will see UPMC Wolff Learning Academy Quality Outcomes Essentials Certificate of Completion on their transcript in HR Direct Learning during the first week of the following month. A certificate of completion will be available through HR Direct Learning once the course is viewable on your HR Direct Learning transcript. For example, a program completion submitted on the 5th of March will be verified at the end of March, but the certificate will not be available in HR Direct Learning until the first week of April.

If your submission is not approved for any reason, participants must resubmit again through the program completion link and be processed along the next monthly schedule in which they fall after completing all program requirements. 

Register for asynchronous coursework here:

 
 

Register for live workshops here: