It’s true I’m a nurse, but that’s not the whole Story of Me. Retired from clinical practice, I now make my living as a freelance healthcare writer. 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 writer. I began my writing career in 1989 by freelancing part-time, writing mainly about art and antiques. I liked writing so much that I left clinical nursing in 2011 to devote 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 tapped the many lessons learned when I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing degree to craft prose that resonated with family caregivers like me. I felt honored to be awarded for giving us all a voice.
In 2016, as an expert freelance healthcare writer, I became the only freelancer in this vertical 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. This unique combination of degrees positions me to craft healthcare content that tells an engaging story while also maintaining scrupulous accuracy in the health details. 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.”