Statewide assessment of North Carolina nurse practitioners’ knowledge of and attitudes toward suicide awareness and prevention: Protocol for a statewide mixed methods study

Background: Suicide is a major public health problem, which affects people of all ages and ethnicities. Despite being preventable, the rates of suicide have steadily climbed (more than a third) over the past 2 decades. Objective: Nurse practitioners (NPs) must be responsible for recognizing suicide risk and providing appropriate treatment referrals in addition to having […]

The relationship of nursing practice laws to suicide and homicide rates: A longitudinal analysis of US states from 2012 to 2016

Background Nursing resources can have a protective effect on patient outcomes, but nurses and nursing scope of practice have not been studied in relation to injury outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine whether scope of practice and ease of practice laws for nurse practitioners and registered nurses are associated with suicide and […]