Nursing@Georgetown Blog

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.

Contemplation in Action: Lessons from Medical Mission Work

Stepping outside clinical walls can broaden the horizons of providers who are interested in extending compassion across the globe. How can clinicians who admirably pursue medical mission work feel empowered to provide care in extenuating circumstances?

How Does the Role of Nurse-Midwives Change from State to State?

Did you know that Nurse-Midwives deliver one out of every 12 babies? Nursing@Georgetown looks at the expertise and positive outcomes associated with Nurse-Midwives.

Bringing Clinicians to Patients: How Nurses Are Closing the Rural Care Gap

For the 58 million Americans residing in underserved parts of the country, available clinicians are largely Family Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse-Midwives. These Advanced Practice Registered Nurses have a graduate or doctoral education and are licensed to diagnose and treat patients as well as prescribe medication.

Back to School: Patient Education

Every day, clinicians teach patients about diagnoses, medications, and lifestyle changes. What strategies do they use to make those lessons stick?