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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 issues highlight small scale quality improvement and safety projects that address specific areas of practice improvement, including administrative, clinical, and healthcare-related initiatives.

Volume 4, Issue 1 (2021)

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"More Accessible and Easier to Deal With": A Qualitative Inquiry of Leaders' Perceptions of the Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of Advanced Practice Providers at Texas Medical Center
Athena Krasnosky MSN, APRN, CPNP; Jessie Marcet-Gonzalez MSN, APRN, CPNP; Jordan Rodriguez BS; Natalie Cormier Smith MSN, APRN, NP-C; Brenda Chesley MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC; Linda Brock MSN, APRN, CPNP; Heena Narsi Prasla MSN, APRN, CPNP; and Geran Barton

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Measuring the Quality of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Fellowship/Residency Programs with a Surgical Focus
Lesley Davies, Jacqueline Guarino, Caitlin Justus, Cassandra Mueller PA-C, Ryan Krasnosky, Jordan Rodriguez, and Angelo P. Giardino

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Incorporation of Surgical Cadaver Lab Training in a Physician Assistant Fellowship Program
Jacqueline Guarino, Jordan Rodriguez, Ming Zhang PhD, Ryan Krasnosky, and Kristina Marsack

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Utilization and Workforce Integration of Physician Assistants
Tara Harkins PA-C; Jason Thomas PA-C; Brian Fontenot PA-C; Joseph Day PA-C; Marielle Faraone PA-C; Alexandra Borden PA-C; Megan Lomax PA-C; Darius Dranginis PA-C; Ryan Krasnosky MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, DrPH; and Angelo P. Giardino MD, PhD

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Survey Analysis of Overall Job Satisfaction of Physician Assistants
Clare Lookian PA-C; Claire Keaton PA-C; Kasey Keane PA-C; Erin Schulte PA-C; Abby Atchley PA-C; Edwin Welsh PA-C; Devon Gersh PA-C; Jack Carter PA-C; and Ryan Krasnosky MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, DrPH

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Retention of Physician Assistants within a Specialty after Completion of a Postgraduate Training Program
John Ansiaux PA-C; Carly Farrell PA-C; Kathryn Hess PA-C; Aubrey White PA-C; Charlotte Peeters PA-C; Jill Schulten PA-C; and Ryan Krasnosky MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, DrPH

QI Reports/Quality Improvement Studies

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Outcomes of a Positive Patient ID Campaign at a Pediatric Quaternary Care Center
Taylor Kim MD; Arjun M. Dangre BDS MPH; Andrea L. Davis MPH CIC; Betty J. Reeves MHA, MT (ASCP); and Omobola T. Durojaiye MSN, RN-BC

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Reducing Pulmonary Function Testing Procedure Times in Pediatric Patients
Kathleen Richards RRT; Shontae Hill RRT; KayLynn Bernardo-Stagg RRT; Heather Miller RRT; Daniel Barker RRT; Kailee Perkins RRT; and Michael Richards MBA, MHA

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Skin Response: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Pressure Injury Prevention
Shannon E. Jagger MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, CPPS; Deborah A. Saber Ph.D.. RN, CCRN-K; and Patricia Poirier Ph.D., RN