Nursing Blog


Why Become a Family Nurse Practitioner

A family nurse practitioner’s job is multi-faceted with responsibilities that include diagnosing illnesses, helping patients manage chronic conditions, and prescribing medications. Salaries vary by state and the type of practice where an FNP works.

The Frontlines of Intimate Partner Violence

Most cases of intimate partner violence go unreported for a variety of reasons — including fear, threats, coercion, or a lack of resources to survive without the support of an abuser. Partners may also love or hold a deep attachment to their abuser and make excuses for his or her behavior. Clinicians who identify intimate partner violence early can help prevent lasting emotional or physical injury and save lives.

Simmons Faculty Member Tanya Cohn Aims to Mentor and Empower Her Graduate Nursing Students

One faculty member’s quest to empower nurses enrolled in the Nursing@Simmons Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program centers around encouraging students to explore different approaches to care, from data-driven decision-making to the more human aspect of their work. Tanya Cohn, PhD, MEd, RN, knows firsthand that becoming the best in your field requires a deep understanding of the high-tech tools available for research and care.

As Boomers Age, Clinicians Prepare for the Future of Assisted Living

As the boomer generation becomes senior citizens, the American health care system is bracing for a doubling of the elderly population by the year 2030. The spike in the senior demographic will bring with it a need for caregivers, support professionals, housing accommodations, and technology to consider the unique needs of those moving into their elder years. New models of assisted living facilities, which integrate autonomy with thoughtful care, provide one option forward.

Drawing on Strengths: How Art Transforms Primary Care

While art therapy is commonly recommended for patients who have survived traumas or are living with chronic conditions, there’s untapped potential for providers in need of restoring well-being or coping with work-related exhaustion.

15 Nursing Scholarships You Can Apply to This Weekend

When applying to nursing school, there are many questions to consider: Why do you want to earn the degree? What’s the best program format for your learning style? How will you finance your education? That last question is especially important, and nursing degree scholarships can be part of the answer by helping to reduce tuition costs.