Nursing Blog


Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Medical Marijuana

As legislatures across the U.S. begin to legalize the use of marijuana, Nurse Practitioners will face questions about if and when patients can use the drug as part of their treatment. 

Student Spotlight: Mary Haber

Nursing@Simmons graduate Mary Kathleen Haber currently works as an FNP in Baltimore in a primary care outpatient setting. Learn more about Mary in the following Q&A.

Where Can Nurse Practitioners Work Without Physician Supervision?

Since the inception of the first Nurse Practitioner education program in 1965, men and women in the profession have experienced great success and heated opposition. Physician organizations have openly opposed …

Understanding the Psychological Effects of Breast Cancer

In the United States, more than 230,000 women and approximately 2,600 men receive a breast cancer diagnosis each year. Addressing the physical demands of the disease, however, is just one part of a comprehensive treatment regimen for breast cancer; treatment must account for patients' psychological needs as well.

Student Spotlight: Michael Toledo

Nursing@Simmons student Michael Toledo is a Miami, Florida, native who started his career as a basic X-ray machine operator at 20 years old. He worked in various health care settings, including urgent care, orthopedics, and family practice, until earning his associate degree in nursing at the age of 32. For the past seven years, he's been an ICU nurse in Wellington, Florida. Learn more about Michael, who is a part of the RN to MSN program's January 2015 cohort, in the Q&A below.

11 Nursing Blogs for Aspiring Practitioners

It can be difficult to understand the day-to-day culture of the nursing profession until you've lived it. With that in mind, Nursing@Simmons has curated a list of great nursing blogs to help new and aspiring nurse practitioners gain more insight into the unique joys and challenges that define the field today.