Nursing@USC Blog


Know Before You Go: Well Women Visits at Every Age

Almost half of adults under age 30 don’t have a primary health care provider, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. What kinds of health visits do women need routinely, and what’s at risk when they forego care?

How Health Providers Support People Affected by Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can have long-lasting effects. How can care providers create an ecosystem of support and safety?

Managing the Physical Health Risks That Come With Severe Mental Disorders

Research has shown that people with severe mental disorders are at higher risk for physical health complications that lead to a lower life expectancy.

What to Expect as a Correctional Care Nurse and How to Avoid Burnout in Challenging Settings

Incarcerated people are among the most underserved and vulnerable populations when it comes to health care, and correctional nurses are on the front line providing the aid they need.

Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician Assistant

This is a look at the differences between nurse practitioner and physician assistant careers — from the pre-requisite education requirements to the scope of practice.

A Guide to Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Health

Confusion often results when talking about integrative, complementary or alternative health care. Here’s an explanation.