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Director's Letter by David Atkins, MD, MPH, Director, HSR&D
Role of Nurses in Managing Chronic Disease
By Linda McConnell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, VA Central Office, Washington, DC
Practicing to the Full Scope of Licensure Can
Improve Access to Care
Sheila Cox Sullivan, PhD, RN, VHA-CM, VHA Office of Nursing Services,
VA Nursing: Effectiveness and Entry
By Anne Sales, PhD, RN, Claire Robinson, MPH, and Sonia Duffy, PhD, RN,
FAAN, all with HSR&D's Center for Clinical Management Research and
QUERI/ONS Partnered Evaluation Initiative, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and
Sheila Cox Sullivan, PhD, RN, VHA-CM, and Mary Pat Couig, PhD, MPH,
RN, FAAN, both with VHA's Office of Nursing Services
Using Bundles to Enhance Care and Improve
By Sarah L. Krein, PhD, RN, HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research, VA
Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Effects of Nurse-Managed Protocols in the
Outpatient Management of Adults with Chronic
By John W. Williams Jr, MD, MHS, Durham VA Evidence Synthesis Program,
and Cristina Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, FAAN, Geriatrics Research, Education,
and Clinical Center, Durham VAHCS, Durham, North Carolina
Home Telehealth RN Insulin Management
Improves Health Outcomes
By Nancy N. Brown, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC, Barbara E. Carrara MSN, RN, and
Freta L. Leddige, MSN, RN, all with Home Telehealth, Mann-Grandstaff
VAMC, Spokane, Washington and Sharon A. Watts, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE,
Louis Stokes VAMC, Cleveland, Ohio