Nursing Blog


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.

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.