Save the dates for the 2020-2021 Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality! Applications will open in June, 2020. 

  • Thursday, October 15th, 2020 
  • Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 20th, 2020
  • Thursday, February 25th, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Who is eligible?

The Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality is open to faculty, trainees, and leaders in nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and institutional quality and safety departments. Though the program was originally created for participants from Seattle Children’s Hospital, the VA Puget Sound, and the UW Medicine entities, we now have limited space available for participants from any institution.

What is the commitment?

Participants devote approximately eight hours per month towards the program (approximately a 0.05% FTE commitment for eight months). This time committment is comprised of six mandatory full day in-person conferences, conference calls, small group meetings, and project-related work. Applicants must confirm that they can attend all six in-person conferences. These sessions are mandatory- an absence from one session will result in an incomplete course with no certificate issued. Applicants must demonstrate adequate financial support and approved release time.

The 2020-2021 mandatory daylong in-person sessions will be held on October 15, 2020, December 1, 2020, January 20, 2021, February 25, 2021, April 20, 2021, May 26, 2021.

What is the tuition?

Participants from UW Medicine, the VA, or SCH paying with a UW budget number: $2, 180

Participants from UW Medicine, the VA, or SCH participants paying without a UW budget number: $2,520 ($2,180 + 15.6% overhead charge)

Participants from any entity outside SCH, the VA, or UW Medicine: $4,050 (tuition + 15.6% overhead charge)

Please note that SCH and VA budgets are not considered UW budget numbers and are subject to the overhead charge. Tuition is non-refundable and will be charged by October, 2019. Breakfast and lunch during the five in-person sessions are included. Transportation and parking expenses are not provided. 

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the Application Form
  2. Include your current resume or CV
  3. Include a letter of support using the provided template
  4. PDF all documents together into one document 
  5. Submit the PDF containing the complete application, the Letter of Support, and CV by email to before Monday, 8/12/19.