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.
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?
Women develop post-traumatic stress disorder at a higher rate than men. How can family members, friends, and clinicians support them?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Every day, clinicians teach patients about diagnoses, medications, and lifestyle changes. What strategies do they use to make those lessons stick?
The pitfalls of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, moral distress, and burnout are widespread in the clinical world. “Day in and day out, [nurses] are faced with trying to establish a relationship with individuals who are facing some of the worst things that you can possibly imagine,” said Georgetown University faculty Meg Carman. “This is the worst day, at the worst point in their life, and nurses are the ones who need to be there and be strong.” With ongoing research and better-informed workplaces, nurses can continue to make these relationships safer — for themselves and their patients.