Nursing@USC Blog


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.

Supervised Injection Sites Are Coming to the United States. Here’s What You Should Know.

More than 100 facilities worldwide give IV drug users a space to safely inject. Nursing@USC explains safe injection sites and what they could mean for the United States.

Unsafe and Unwell: How Homelessness Affects Women and How to Help

More than 216,000 women go without housing on a given night in the United States. What can be done to help them?