Commentary

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Maureen Bell Boardman, MSN, FNP, FAANP

My family’s journey to adoption began 8 years before my son came home to us on April 27, 2004—a day now celebrated annually in our household as “Gotcha Day” and “Big Sister Day.” However, as in any journey, there were several surprising twists and turns along the way . . .

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Annelle Taylor, ANP, WHNP-BC, MSN; Alison Hathaway, ANP, WHNP-BC, MSN; Michelle Luneau, AGNP, WHNP-BC, MSN; Fedelma McKenna, CNM, MSN; and Joyce Cappiello, PhD, FNP, FAANP

Throughout the world, 40% of all pregnancies are unintended.1 In the United States, nearly half of pregnancies are unplanned; 40% of these pregnancies are terminated legally by abortion.2 The percentage of women seeking to terminate an unintended pregnancy in countries where abortion is illegal is similar to that . . .

By Amy J. Levi, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC; Elizabeth Banks, FNP-C, MSN; Jessica Dieseldorff, FNP, MSN; and Victoria S. Tueros, FNP, MSN
Nurse practitioners (NPs) play an essential role in the prevention of unintended pregnancy through provision of contraceptive services and reproductive education and counseling. When unintended pregnancy does . . .

By Anne Moore, DNP, WHNP/ANP-BC, FAANP
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, approximately $11 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2012.1 Of that amount, $2 billion was paid for procedures involving injectables such as botulinum toxin type A (Botox . . .