Nursing@Georgetown Blog


Postpartum Depression: Signs and Resources for Help

One in seven women experience postpartum depression. Understanding the early signs of PPD is a critical step in addressing this major health issue.

Nurse Practitioner Salaries, by Specialty and State

Nurses who pursue a Master of Science degree in Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner (NP) can choose to specialize in a specific area of care such as nurse-midwifery or gerontology. Learn more about NP specialty areas and salaries by state.

Communicating End-of-Life Care Wishes With Clinicians and Family

Even though 90% of those surveyed think that talking about end-of-life care is important, only one-third actually do so. How can patients, family members, and clinicians work through tough end-of-life decisions together?

Supporting Women Recovering From Trauma and PTSD

Women develop post-traumatic stress disorder at a higher rate than men. How can family members, friends, and clinicians support them?

Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice by State

Nurse practitioners across the United States have varying levels of autonomy in their role due to state requirements. Here we examine the three distinct categories of scope of practice determined by each state.

Maternal Health Around the World

The United States spends more money on hospitalization for pregnancy and childbirth than every other country in the world. Yet, the rate at which mothers are dying as a result of pregnancy or childbirth in the United States continues to rise.