Research shows that expanding autonomy for Nurse Practitioners is an effective means of decreasing these costs while simultaneously enabling access to preventive and primary care. Check out the Nursing@Simmons infographic to which states spend more on health care.
Medicaid State Estimates by State of Residence (Millions of Dollars)- Accessible Page
Massachusetts is one of only 12 states that places significant restrictions on practice, requiring NPs to be supervised by a physician to develop treatment plans and prescribe medications. However, the state is making strides toward expanding the role of Nurse Practitioners, particularly in an effort to curb the growth of MassHealth spending, which accounted for two-thirds of statewide expenditures between 2013 and 2014 according to the 2015 Health Policy Commission report.
What’s in a Fad Diet?- Accessible Page
Learn about the latest consumer diets and their nutritional pros and cons.
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.
"All-natural," "organic," and "GMO-free." The parameters that define these categories might surprise you. Before your next visit to the grocery store, test your knowledge by taking our quiz and see how much you know about FDA and USDA requirements for food and nutrition labels.
Crunching the Numbers on Childhood Nutrition- Accessible Page
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?
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.