Nursing Blog


Simmons Faculty Member Tanya Cohn Aims to Mentor and Empower Her Graduate Nursing Students

One faculty member’s quest to empower nurses enrolled in the Nursing@Simmons Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program centers around encouraging students to explore different approaches to care, from data-driven decision-making to the more human aspect of their work. Tanya Cohn, PhD, MEd, RN, knows firsthand that becoming the best in your field requires a deep understanding of the high-tech tools available for research and care.

As Boomers Age, Clinicians Prepare for the Future of Assisted Living

As the boomer generation becomes senior citizens, the American health care system is bracing for a doubling of the elderly population by the year 2030. The spike in the senior demographic will bring with it a need for caregivers, support professionals, housing accommodations, and technology to consider the unique needs of those moving into their elder years. New models of assisted living facilities, which integrate autonomy with thoughtful care, provide one option forward.

Drawing on Strengths: How Art Transforms Primary Care

While art therapy is commonly recommended for patients who have survived traumas or are living with chronic conditions, there’s untapped potential for providers in need of restoring well-being or coping with work-related exhaustion.

15 Nursing Scholarships You Can Apply to This Weekend

When applying to nursing school, there are many questions to consider: Why do you want to earn the degree? What’s the best program format for your learning style? How will you finance your education? That last question is especially important, and nursing degree scholarships can be part of the answer by helping to reduce tuition costs.

Which States Spend More on Health Care?

Research shows that expanding autonomy for Nurse Practitioners is an effective means of decreasing these costs while simultaneously enabling access to preventive and primary care. Check out the Nursing@Simmons infographic to which states spend more on health care.

How Nurse Practitioners Can Help Save MassHealth, and Its Patients

Massachusetts is one of only 12 states that places significant restrictions on practice, requiring NPs to be supervised by a physician to develop treatment plans and prescribe medications. However, the state is making strides toward expanding the role of Nurse Practitioners, particularly in an effort to curb the growth of MassHealth spending, which accounted for two-thirds of statewide expenditures between 2013 and 2014 according to the 2015 Health Policy Commission report.