NURS 479 - Introduction to Healthcare Lean Process Improvements
A course designed to give you practical knowledge about the application and implementation of Lean continuous improvement methodology in the healthcare setting. Along with your Lean Facilitator, you will work on a project with a Lean Team at Riverside Medical Center where you will be able to apply Lean methodology to make improvements in an actual healthcare setting.
Students will be able to understand the fundamental principles of Lean, learn what it looks and feels like, and learn about Lean Healthcare tools and how to apply them in real life healthcare situations. They will learn about the history of Lean and how it is used to improve quality, safety, patient, physician and employee satisfaction, productivity and reduce costs. Students will learn why eliminating waste and having respect for people are equally important. Prerequisite(s): All Level IV courses and acceptance through application and interview. Corequisite(s): NURS 449 and NURS 478 . UG