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Vaccinations: Are They a Public or Private Issue?

To gain some insight on the issues surrounding the current public dialogue about the importance of vaccinations, we turned to individuals who are active in the debate for their opinions. …

Vaccination Schedule for Children

Recommended Vaccinations for Children: Birth Through 17 Years Old
Each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes updated immunization schedules to protect Americans from illnesses and to …

Women in Nursing: Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Since the advent of the Equal Pay Act 50 years ago, the salary divide between men and women has been steadily narrowing across many occupations. Yet a surprising study published …

Acronym Soup: A Guide for Aspiring Family Nurse Practitioners

While you’re earning your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and long after you’ve settled into a job as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), you are sure to encounter acronyms …

6 Interview Tips to Help You Land Your Ideal Nurse Practitioner Job

As a nursing professional on your way to earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), you have every reason to be optimistic about your job search once you’ve earned …

Extinguishing the American Smoking Habit

In Nursing@Simmons’s last map post, we took an in-depth look at obesity in America, and the role that Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) have in addressing one of the nation’s most …