Knowledge and understanding of how healthcare quality is measured and improved is an important competency for healthcare professionals. This course will provide students with opportunities to discuss and analyze key issues in the healthcare quality movement. The AACN Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) graduate level competencies for quality and safety will serve as the framework for this course. Specific healthcare outcomes and the influence that they have on advance practice nursing and policy formulation will be examined and analyzed. Finally, the strategies and skills healthcare professionals will need to practice and manage effectively within this quality and safety outcomes environment will be detailed.