Nursing Facility Quality Review


The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has partnered with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for the 2019 Nursing Facility Quality Review (NFQR). The NFQR will conduct a statewide measurement of the quality of care, quality of life, consumer satisfaction, and medication use in Texas Medicaid-certified nursing facilities, along with assisted living facilities. The information collected will help HHSC track progress in current quality improvement activities and develop strategies for new initiatives to improve the quality of care and quality of life for residents of Texas nursing and assisted living facilities.

Download the Nursing Facility Quality Review 2015 Report (PDF)

Goals of the Study

The Nursing Facility Quality Review has three main objectives:

  • To assess clinical topics related to the resident’s care.
  • Review the use of medication management.
  • Evaluate the residents’ satisfaction with the care they are provided.

Seeking Registered Nurses

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is currently seeking registered nurses to assist with data collection for the study. Nurses will receive training in the use of computer-assisted professional interviewing methods. Applicants must possess the following requirements:

  • Current Texas RN license
  • Proof of auto liability insurance
  • Work experience within the last year
  • One year of experience working with the geriatric population or in a nursing facility

Interested applicants can contact Dr. Tracie C. Harrison at 512-471-9085 or email for more information.


Dr. Tracie Harrison

Principal Investigator
Office: NUR 4.157
Phone: 512-471-9085

Dr. Meredith Stensland

Research Associate
Office: NUR 2.104K
Phone: 512-232-4147

Jessica Iroanya

Pharmacist Reviewer
Office: NUR 2.104M
Phone: 512-232-4734

Rebekah Keefe

Administrative Assistant