Nursing Blog


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.

Preventive Health Care: The Role of Nurse Practitioners

According to the CDC, seven out of 10 deaths in the United States are due to chronic disease such as cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have the potential to play a significant role in preventive care, which has traditionally been provided by primary care physicians.

Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Medical Marijuana

As legislatures across the U.S. begin to legalize the use of marijuana, Nurse Practitioners will face questions about if and when patients can use the drug as part of their treatment. 

Student Spotlight: Mary Haber

Nursing@Simmons graduate Mary Kathleen Haber currently works as an FNP in Baltimore in a primary care outpatient setting. Learn more about Mary in the following Q&A.

Where Can Nurse Practitioners Work Without Physician Supervision?

Since the inception of the first Nurse Practitioner education program in 1965, men and women in the profession have experienced great success and heated opposition. Physician organizations have openly opposed …