The Impact Scope-of-practice Laws Have on Urologic Care Outcomes

Raychael Noland, BSN, RN; Peggy Ward-Smith, PhD, RN


Urol Nurs. 2020;40(5):251-255. 

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Literature Search Results

Guided by the keywords nurse practitioner, advanced practice nurse, urology, care outcomes, and practice restrictions, OVID, CINAHL, PubMed, and Google Scholar were searched. After applying the restrictions of year of publication (2015 to present), peer-reviewed journals, research, in English, performed within the United States, and full-test availability, a total of 17 article were identified. Once these were reviewed for appropriateness with duplicate publications, dissertations, and opinion pieces removed, five articles remained. In an effort to identify research focused on the impact state-specific practice restrictions, this process was repeated after adding the keywords scope of practice and/or practice restrictions, and syntheses reviews. There were two articles identified from the second search.