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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 …

Women and the Fight Against Coronary Heart Disease

In building awareness around coronary heart disease (CHD), it is important to first understand the signs, symptoms, and treatment methods. Another important part of CHD awareness is learning whom the …

Interactive Map: Obesity Rates in the U.S.

As mentioned in our first interactive map post, Nursing@Simmons is taking an in-depth look at leading health problems among Americans and the prevention methods that Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs)...

An Interview with Pamela Levesque: The Lived Experience of the Transgender Nursing Student

In today’s society, research suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) nurses are the focus of two types of oppression: internalized negative attitudes and external sources of harassment …