This literature review is the beginning of my scholarly project for my DNP. This is the first class for my scholarly project so I am having trouble nailing down my project idea. My proposed PICOT question is ” Do nurse-led transitional care visits decrease unplanned 30-day readmissions.” I need sources that are no older than 5 years from the current date. I am looking specifically at transitional care visits after discharge, preferably under the care of nurse practitioners or RNs, whether the current state of literature supports transitional care visits by nursing, and whether gaps in the data exist. I need to use scholarly peer-reviewed articles preferably from the U.S. The problem of my focus is the fiscal, emotional, and physical cost to patients and the healthcare system due to unplanned readmissions.