Nursing@Georgetown Blog


Our Growing Resistance to Antibiotics [Infographic]

According to the CDC, approximately 2 million people are diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections annually around the country, and at least 23,000 die due to these infections. In this piece, we'll discuss sources of exposure, trends in resistance, and what primary care providers can do to support proper and effective antibiotic use.

The Dangers of Indoor Tanning [Infographic]

It’s no secret that excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can have potentially dire consequences; the data is everywhere. Yet according to the latest research, a staggering number of adults and even teens still seek out tanning beds once the summer sun starts to wane. As we head into colder weather, consider all the facts before seeking out indoor tanning.

RN Radio: Leadership in Nursing

RN Radio is brought to you by Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies and Nursing at Georgetown, the school’s online master’s degree program in nursing.

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.

RN Radio: Ethics in Nursing

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.

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."