Nursing@Georgetown Blog


Prescribing Opioids to Addicted Populations

Addiction recovery doesn't exclude patients from the need for pain relief. How can clinicians balance the ethical responsibility of prescribing opioids with patients' needs?

From Forensics to Advocacy: The Importance of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

Survivors of sexual assault require specialized care. Nurses can train to become a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) to help these patients in need.

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?