Nursing Blog

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.

Student Spotlight: Holland Reid

Nursing@Simmons student Holland Reid found her way to the nursing profession when, after working a few odd jobs after high school, she decided to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Learn more about Holland, who is a member of the January 2014 cohort, in the following Q&A.

Thinking Pink Year-Round: Best Breast Cancer Coverage

In this post, we aim to cut through the media “noise” by collecting some of the most honest, insightful, and poignant pieces of journalism written about breast cancer over the past several years. These articles have been carefully hand-selected to help readers consider the broad spectrum of facts and opinions available today. Each has helped further the dialogue and deepen our awareness and understanding of this damaging disease.


Disparities in Breast Cancer Prevention and Care

While breast cancer survival rates have improved in recent years, not all populations have benefited equally. Understanding the forces that drive these disparities is the first step to closing the gaps in prevention and treatment.

The Emotional Cost of Caregiving

Whether you're a professional, a family member or both, being a caregiver can be profoundly rewarding but extremely exhausting at the same. Many families have loved ones who are living with chronic medical conditions or facing end-of-life issues. The financial cost of caregiving is well known, but the emotional and physical strain that results from extended caregiving are often not addressed.

The Aging Nursing Workforce

There’s a perfect storm brewing in health care. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, they will have more extensive health care needs — but how many nurses are baby boomers who will be in that same predicament?