Nursing Blog


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.

How Much Do FNPs Make in Your State?

As health care evolves and our aging population grows, Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are playing an increasingly critical role. Citing growth rate and projected salaries, U.S. News and World Report named Nurse Practitioner the second best job in the nation for 2017. We broke down FNP salaries by state to take a closer look at opportunities across the country. 

The Path from FNP to DNP

Unlike the research-focused Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in nursing, the DNP is practice-focused and builds on education acquired through traditional master’s programs.

Tips for Writing a Great Nursing Personal Statement

When preparing to apply to a graduate nursing program, there are many requirements and submission guidelines to remember. The component that allows you to tell your unique story — your personal statement — is one of the most important.

Faculty Spotlight: Caitlin Levesque

For Nursing@Simmons faculty member Caitlin Levesque, BS, RN, MSN, the decision to become a Nurse Practitioner (NP) was a foregone conclusion. Since earning her RN/MSN from Simmons College in 2009, Levesque has fulfilled her dream of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-BC). She’s also become an ardent advocate for the Nursing@Simmons online model of education delivery.