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Nursing Quality and Safety Collaborative


The Nursing Quality and Safety Collaborative (NQSC) assists in meeting requirements for nursing peer review of the LVN, RN, or APRN while providing nursing education with respect to improving patient safety . Our program brings together nursing professionals to advance and ensure safe nursing practice. Using a multi-institutional approach, the program promotes patient safety and quality.

Using e-technology and telecommunication we conduct quality reviews and, when necessary, facilitate nursing peer or safe harbor reviews consistent with requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing. NQSC utilizes a peer review approach that provides impartial, objective review by nursing peers.

Reports and peer review information are managed confidentially and in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.

NQSC provides the following professional development opportunities:
  • Newsletters with information and tools fostering professional growth
  • Quarterly nurse executive roundtables
  • Quarterly Continuing Nursing Education webinars
  • Annual needs assessment

Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission in Accreditation.

For more information, please contact our office at 979-436-0406 or