Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety (JoNILQS) is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal focusing on practical quality improvement initiatives that have the potential to improve patient outcomes over a broad spectrum of healthcare settings. Its target audience and contributors include nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals, researchers, and administrators concerned with improving healthcare outcomes.

Published in spring and fall, the journal was launched in fall of 2016. The first issue highlights quality improvement and safety projects initiated by Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates for their DNP capstone projects. Subsequent issues will address specific areas of practice improvement, including administrative, clinical, and healthcare-related initiatives.

The JoNILQS editors are faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s School of Nursing. JoNILQS is co-published by The TMC Library.

Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1 (2016) Fall

Issue Editor's Point of View


From the Editors-in-Chief
Joanne V. Hickey PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, FCCM and Eileen R. Giardino PhD, RN, APRN, FNP

Research Articles


An Assessment of the Human Papillomavirus Immunization Knowledge, Practices, and Prevention Among a Cohort of Urban College Students
Nancy H. Busen PhD, FNP-BC, APRN; Robert G. Hanks PhD, RN, FNP, APRN; Eileen R. Giardino PhD, RN, APRN, FNP; and Stanley Cron MSPH


Developing the Improving Post-event Analysis and Communication Together (IMPACT) Tool to Involve Patients and Families in Post-Event Analysis
Madelene J. Ottosen PhD, RN; Emily W. Sedlock MPH; Aitebureme O. Aigbe DrPH; Jason M. Etchegaray PhD; Sigall K. Bell MD; Thomas H. Gallagher MD; and Eric J. Thomas MD, MPH

Invited Commentary

QI Reports/Quality Improvement Studies


The Future of Healthcare Delivery: IPE/IPP Audiology and Nursing Student/Faculty Collaboration to Deliver Hearing Aids to Vulnerable Adults via Telehealth
Robert E. Novak Ph.D, ASHA Fellow; Adelita Gonzales Cantu PhD., RN; Amanda Zappler AuD; Laura Coco AuD; Craig A. Champlin PhD, ASHA Fellow; and Julie C. Novak DNSc, RN, FAANP, FAAN