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9 Responsibilities You Didn’t Know Nurses Had

I’ve been privileged to work with many incredible nurses who continually go the extra mile to provide excellent care to the patients and families they serve. In doing so, they attend to many responsibilities that most people don’t know nurses have.

The Evolution of Nursing Uniforms

In an effort to continue this conversation, Nursing@Simmons created the following infographic to explore how nursing uniforms have evolved since the 19th century.

End of Life Care: The Impact of Options and Costs

End-of-life care options fluctuate in cost, and research shows that understanding your options has a positive impact on time and care quality and decreases expenses.

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.

Student Spotlight: Q&A with Brian Prester

Brian Prester was working as a flight instructor in pursuit of a career as an airline pilot when health issues forced him to re-evaluate his life and career goals. In doing so, he realized the call to social work. Brian decided to pursue a graduate degree in social work to gain the knowledge and skills necessary not only to become a helping professional, but also to become an effective social change agent.

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.