Nursing Blog


That’s Not Sugar: Artificial Sweeteners and Your Health

Sugar may not be good for you, but its effects are known, unlike some of the sugar substitutes on the market. Sugar substitutes have been prevalent for years, but there is a lack of widespread understanding of their positive and negative effects on one’s health. Here, we will compare the nutritional facts about sugar with those of the sugar substitutes available and identify their health value and potential risks.

Weighing the Options: Food Faddism in America

Learn about the latest consumer diets and their nutritional pros and cons.

Food Labels Quiz

Take our quiz below to test your knowledge about food labels and see how informed the decisions you make in the grocery store really are.

Tips for Aspiring Nurse Leaders

When rising through the ranks as a nurse with an eye toward leadership opportunities, finding the right mentor is key. According to Veronica Rankin and Liz Stokes, two nurses with decades of combined experience, seeking out guidance is a great first step for nurses who want to carve out leadership roles.

How FNPs Can Navigate Child Nutritional Health and Food Insecurity

As the "Cafeteria Wars" rage on in Washington, food insecurity remains a pressing issue in American public schools. How can family nurse practitioners identify at-risk children, and talk with families during medical visits in school settings?

Student Spotlight: Cortney Kulers

Nursing@Simmons student Cortney Kulers has been a nurse for more than 10 years. She is studying full time as part of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program from her home in eastern North Carolina. Learn more about Cortney in the following Q&A.