Certified Nurse Aides and Scope of Practice: Clinical Outcomes and Patient Safety
December 28, 2015
This article analyzes federal data to determine whether certified nurse aides working in states that allow an expanded scope of practice produce better clinical outcomes than those in states with basic scopes of practice. The researchers found no difference in outcomes between the two types of states. They note that future studies on this topic should take more factors into account, such as staffing levels and facility characteristics.