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How do you define a patient safety culture?

How do you define a patient safety culture?

A patient-centered and safe environment is essential in health care organizations. While expressing what safety culture means in words may not be difficult, knowing and understanding the characteristics that define a safety culture and its implications to health care organizations isn’t as easy.

This comprehensive framework was designed to organize the properties of safety culture addressed by many studies and develop and define the seven subcultures of patient safety culture as a model. As nurse leaders spearhead the cause, this model can be used as a tool to support hospital leadership in creating or improving an organizational safety culture.

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Sacred Heart & Patient Safety
Whether you are a clinical nurse leader, nurse educator or nurse administrator, you have a key responsibility in the health care organization to promote a patient safety culture at all times. Sacred Heart University’s Master of Science in Nursing prepares nurses not only to become effective leaders, but to become constant advocates for a patient-safety environment. Throughout the program curriculum, students will learn and adapt effective management and leadership strategies in order to promote the 7 subcultures of patient safety in their work environment for patients and fellow colleagues alike.

Sacred Heart’s MSN program offers three specializations: Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Education and Nursing Management & Executive Leadership. All classes are asynchronous and clinicals can be completed locally. Sacred Heart provides the most current information through comprehensive, innovative courses and state-of-the-art methods. All classes are taught by experienced nurses and nurse educators, with more than 80 percent of our faculty holding the highest degrees in their field.

Become a recognized nurse leader through Sacred Heart’s accredited1 online nursing master’s degree, without jeopardizing your current work responsibilities.

Call Sacred Heart University at 877-791-7181 to speak with an admissions adviser or request information to learn more.

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