Judy A. Beal, D.N.Sc., R.N., F.N.A.P., F.A.A.N., dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College, was elected as chair-elect for two years and will serve as Board Chair of The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) from 2020-2022.
SNHS Dean Judy Beal and Patricia Reid Ponte, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior VP of Patient Care Services at DFCI and Executive Director, of Oncology Nursing & Clinical Services at BWH, are collaborating with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to develop an intensive Strategic Management and Decision Making program for top-level nurse executives.
Simmons College is ranked no. 8 in GraduatePrograms.com's 2016 Top Online Graduate Nursing Programs list. A Nursing@Simmons student praised the program saying, "I never thought it to be possible to be a part of a community in an online program, but Simmons makes it possible! I've created and fostered friendships across the country."
As the population ages, older physicians retire, and more patients seek medical care due to the Affordable Care Act, the nation could face a shortfall of 31,000 primary care physicians by 2025. Learn how nurse practitioners are stepping up to fill that gap after earning their degrees online.
For many online nursing students, finding and completing their clinical requirements can be a challenge. Prospective graduate students should consider these three factors when selecting a program and preparing for the clinical experience.
While many nursing students practice fundamental skills on one another, programs are increasingly using high-fidelity manikins to introduce clinical skills. These can replicate a number of scenarios students might not have an opportunity to learn in clinical but that are still important to understand. Nursing@Simmons manikins can replicate medical scenarios ranging from cardiac arrest to childbirth.
The career outlook for RNs has never been brighter. Learn about the various types of nursing degrees available and the benefits of each, including salary and hiring prospects with this helpful infographic.