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New Refugees Resettled in the U.S. in 2016

As the ongoing civil war in Syria drove steady growth in the global refugee population, the number of new refugees admitted to the United States increased significantly in calendar year 2016. With lawmakers, advocates, and the general public debating how best to address refugees, it is important to first and foremost recognize who they are and where they are coming from.

Student Spotlight: Cortney Kulers

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.

How Much Do FNPs Make in Your State?

As health care evolves and our aging population grows, Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are playing an increasingly critical role. Citing growth rate and projected salaries, U.S. News and World Report named Nurse Practitioner the second best job in the nation for 2017. We broke down FNP salaries by state to take a closer look at opportunities across the country. 

Racial Disparities in Mental Health Treatment

Individuals with a mental health illness in the United States can face fragmented or unavailable services, high costs, and social stigma. It is particularly difficult for people of color to receive adequate and culturally appropriate treatment.

The Path from FNP to DNP

Unlike the research-focused Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in nursing, the DNP is practice-focused and builds on education acquired through traditional master’s programs.

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.