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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.