Spotlight On Nursing Education Blog’s Spotlight On Nursing Education Blog aims to keep prospective and current graduate nursing students apprised of important developments in nursing education and practice, including challenges they may face during their program and post-graduation. Our blog covers topics such as how students can make the most of their clinical practicums, and how changes in the medical field are impacting the nursing profession.

Interview with Mr. Dino Soriano, Founder & CEO of Clinical Match Me

In this interview, Clinical Match Me founder and CEO Dino Soriano explains how graduate nursing students can navigate the complexities of the clinical placement process.

Interview with Dr. Pamela B. Simmons, PhD, FNP-BC on Clinical Placements at Northwestern State University

In this interview, Dr. Pamela Simmons describes the clinical placement process for online MSN students at Northwestern State University, and also provides advice to prospective and current nursing students regarding their practicums.

Interview with Dr. Alvita Nathaniel, Phd, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP on Clinical Placements at West Virginia University

In this interview, Dr. Alvita Nathaniel explains how clinical placements are structured for graduate nursing students at West Virginia University.

Interview with Laura Searcy, MSN, PPCNP-BC, President of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Laura Searcy, President of NAPNAP, discusses APRN scope of practice legislation and how nursing associations advocate for full practice authority for APRNs nationwide.

Interview with Dr. Joanne Spetz, PhD, Professor in the School of Nursing at UCSF

Dr. Joanne Spetz, who is a Professor in the School of Nursing at UCSF, discusses her research into APRN scope of practice regulations and their impact on health care spending and patient access to care.

Interview with Dr. Katherine Abraham Evans, President of GAPNA

Dr. Katherine Abraham Evans, President of GAPNA, explains the impact of APRN scope of practice regulations on patient care, and discusses ways for nurses to advocate for their profession.