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Specialize Abroad: A Career in International Social Work

Social workers have a unique skill set that is in demand in many parts of the world, and some may feel their skills could be better applied in an international setting. While jobs in domestic and international social work can be similar, the lifestyle and cultural challenges are different. Expats in any job must reconcile their own cultural upbringing and beliefs with those of their host country...

Simmons Leadership Conference Recap

The 36th annual Simmons Leadership Conference, the “the premier women’s leadership conference in the world”, was held Thursday, April 2, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts...

How FNPs Can Help Patients Prevent CHD

As online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs often emphasize, education and disease prevention are critical components of patient care. Preventing coronary heart disease (CHD) starts at an early age, and …

Meet Professor Silvana Castaneda: Director of Field Education and Associate Professor of Practice

One of the unique aspects of the SocialWork@Simmons program is how it blends online learning with hands-on-experience in the field. Field education consists of agency-based courses in which you get to apply what you’ve learned in a supervised, real-world environment. In addition to gaining supervised clinical experience, field education provides you an opportunity to become familiar with the many roles social workers play in your community...

How to Thrive While Working the Night Shift

In many health care settings, having staff to work the night shift is crucial to maintaining quality patient care. While working the night shift may not appeal to all nurses, …

Celebrating Our Heroes: African-American Social Service Pioneers

This Black History Month, we want to recognize some of social work’s most prominent African-American advocates from history. These five individuals were pioneers and leaders as both African Americans and social workers — pushing for legislative change and creating and leading organizations that have positively affected the lives of millions of people around the world...