Fiona Erickson is the community manager for Nursing@Georgetown, the graduate online nursing degree from Georgetown University. Programs available online include one of the nation’s leading family nurse practitioner programs. In her free time Fiona enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring Washington, DC. Follow her on Twitter @AllAboutFi.

Sitting or Standing, You’re At Risk [Infographic]

Are you sitting right now? How long has it been since you last left your desk? If you work at a computer, it’s easy to spend more time sitting than you should. Nurses across the country and around the world, have the opposite problem: being on your feet all day has several consequences...

Georgetown Professor to Lead American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Joyce Knestrick, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, director of distance education in the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has been voted in as president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She will begin service as president in 2017.

The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Health Care Reform

"The Affordable Care Act created new health care delivery and payment models that emphasize teamwork, care coordination, value, and prevention: models in which nurses can contribute a great deal of knowledge and skill. Indeed, the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care."

RN Radio: Myths About Midwifery

Welcome to RN Radio, the podcast for nurses and nursing students with a passion for learning and staying informed and brought to you by Nursing@Georgetown, the online Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Closing the Gap in Youth Mental Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 13-20 percent of children living in the United States experience a mental health disorder each year, but only 1 in 5 of those children receive treatment. Nursing@Georgetown explored how Family Nurse Practitioners can identify children at risk for mental health disorders and help to bridge that gap in treatment.

Spotlight on Men's Health

Men live an average of 4.8 years less than women, and despite this rate improving over time (down from 5.2 years  in 2000), there are still steps that can be taken in health education and to raise awareness to improve men’s health.