It’s true I’m a nurse, but that’s not the whole Story of Me. Retired from clinical practice, I use my nursing knowledge to craft exceptional content for my clients. Below is a timeline of my career:
I’m a former nurse who now makes her living as a freelance healthcare content marketing writer. I began my writing career in 1989 by freelancing part-time. After I left clinical nursing practice in 2011, I devoted all of my time to crafting top-notch materials for various healthcare brands, websites and media outlets.
In 2010, my essay series “Dad Has Dementia” won an Online News Association award in the “best commentary/blogging” category for Caring.com. I felt honored to be awarded for giving a voice to the many family caregivers like me, watching over frail and aging parents while juggling a career and family life.
In 2016, As an expert on healthcare content writing, I was the only freelance health writer selected to participate in a panel at Content Marketing World on how to find, recruit and retain elite freelance writers.
I hold a B.A. degree in Creative Writing and a B.S. in Nursing, both from the University of New Mexico. I keep my nursing license current, even though I no longer practice. It’s not easy to find a freelance RN BSN writer, but here I am. My unique educational background certainly serves my clients well.
By the way, I can honestly say I not only am a nurse but have played one on TV. In 2011, I appeared in two episodes of the popular USA Network show “In Plain Sight,” which filmed in my adopted hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Watch for me in the background of the episode “I’m a Liver, Not a Fighter.”