Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

Stress is part of life, and urology nurses are no exceptionSUNA President Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN, asked a few colleagues to share their urology nursing stressors.
APRNs, PAs can help achieve the ideal practice setting"Patient care can continue in the office while the urologist is in the OR; APRNs and PAs can serve as a conduit for readying patients for surgery, and these providers can evaluate for potential complications post-surgery," writes SUNA's Amy Hull, MSN, WHNP-BC.
Incontinence after RP or RT: Consider preventive measures firstIn this interview, SUNA President Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN, discusses practical tips for prevention and management of incontinence in men treated for localized prostate cancer.
Men’s health issues often extend beyond the physical"Urology providers and caregivers can serve as the primary venue for positively impacting both the psychological and physical components of men’s health as men trust us with their most intimate and personal issues of life," writes SUNA President Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN.
How does your practice measure up? This tool will tell you"The health care field does not show any signs of slowing in pace or growth, and as many people view health care as a service, it is important to strive for an environment that is high in quality, care, support, and acceptance," writes SUNA's Amy Hull, MSN, WHNP-BC.
Teamwork essential if oral PCa agents are used in office setting"The nurse practitioner, nurse, and other ancillary providers who make up the urology team are an essential and valuable asset in the consideration of adding oral androgen receptor inhibitors into the office setting," writes Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN.
Survey of APPs highlights need for proper education
Older drug, versatile clinicians may help IC/PBS patients“It may be that urologists need to rely more on their internal medicine instincts to find new ways to treat conditions such as IC/PBS,” writes SUNA President Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN.
VA rule on APRNs places veterans’ health first“The evidence is clear: Not only can APRNs practice independently, they can do so effectively and without sacrificing quality of care,” writes SUNA President Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN.