Nursing Blog


Heroin Epidemic: America in Crisis

Heroin use in the U.S. resurfaced in major way in 2014, reaching epidemic levels and leading to broad news coverage throughout the country. The following list highlights some 2015’s most noteworthy reports on this topic, as they decode the ways the public’s reaction to heroin use involves race, socioeconomic status, and shifting government and legal policies.

Alternatives to Mammograms

While many women are aware that they should get routine mammograms, they may not be aware of the full range of tests that can screen and diagnose potential breast cancer.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Nursing@Simmons Among Nation’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

For the first time, Nursing@Simmons – an online Master of Science in Nursing program in the Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences – has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation in 2016.

Managing Self-Care with a Nurse’s Hours

For nurses, self-care can seem like just another elusive responsibility in the long list of things they need to do. The demanding schedules that nurses are required to work can make a big dent in quality time with family and responsibilities at home.

How the Next Generation Inhales: Changes in Teen Smoking

Learn about teen smoking in America, what declining rates of tobacco use actually mean, the impact of electronic cigarettes, and what Family Nurse Practitioners can do to support their young patients. 

Recommended Screening Guidelines

There are many different sources of guidelines for breast cancer screening based on interpretations of scientific studies. Overall, the guidance varies by organization, and because there are a number of risk factors associated with breast cancer, primary health care providers tailor recommendations to each patient.