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?

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.

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?