Nursing Blog


U.S. News & World Report Ranks Nursing@Simmons Among Nation’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

For the first time, Nursing@Simmons – an online Master of Science in Nursing program in the Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences – has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation in 2016.

Managing Self-Care with a Nurse’s Hours

For nurses, self-care can seem like just another elusive responsibility in the long list of things they need to do. The demanding schedules that nurses are required to work can make a big dent in quality time with family and responsibilities at home.

How the Next Generation Inhales: Changes in Teen Smoking

Learn about teen smoking in America, what declining rates of tobacco use actually mean, the impact of electronic cigarettes, and what Family Nurse Practitioners can do to support their young patients. 

Recommended Screening Guidelines

There are many different sources of guidelines for breast cancer screening based on interpretations of scientific studies. Overall, the guidance varies by organization, and because there are a number of risk factors associated with breast cancer, primary health care providers tailor recommendations to each patient.

Risks of Breast Cancer

There are a vast number of factors that help identify who is at risk for breast cancer, and while certain factors may be beyond your control, some are behaviors you are able to change. Taking the time to educate yourself about the risks is the first step in reformed behavior.

Breast Self-Exams: Why Recommendations Differ

Many primary care providers and leading health care organizations have differing opinions on the benefits of breast self-exams. However, most agree that decisions about screenings should be personalized and based on the patient's risks and values.