Literature Review


This review focused on identifying relevant articles and papers related to maximizing nurses’ full scope of practice in primary care settings. The search strategy involved the use of four electronic databases (CINAHL, Medline, PubMed, and Google Scholar) using key terms such as “nurse”, “scope”, “practice”, “RN”, “RPN”, “maximize”, “primary care”, and “full scope”. This search was supplemented through the hand searching of relevant articles, advisory team and research expert colleague recommendations, citation searching, and footnote chasing. This literature search, although thorough, cannot be considered systematic.