Becoming a Healthcare Writer - My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside - page 2

Becoming a Healthcare Writer My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside There’s something you should know about me. I bore quite easily. The thrill and freshness of change is something I constantly... Read More

  1. by   tnbutterfly
    Quote from Ashley Hay, BSN, RN
    *Quick correction - despite my best efforts in the editing process I misspelled an author's name.
    The article I mentioned above (that gave me the courage and inspiration to pursue healthcare writing) was written by fellow allnurses member and writer Elizabeth Hanes.
    I made the correction in the article, Ashley.
  2. by   tnbutterfly
    Quote from tamarracrandall
    Hi your story is inspiring and I would love to share it with others via Millennial Nurse Magazine. An online e-zine dedicated to inspiring, educating, and motivating millennials at the bedside and beyond. Please let me know if you are interested.
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  3. by   mmmmmm6
    I enjoyed your inspiring post! Thank you so much for sharing!
  4. by   mustapha
    So inspiring Ashley, I am a registered Nurse trained in Nigeria with a decade under my belt in Nursing home here in Nigeria. A Nurse writer in embryonic stage have read through many articles, your article is motivating I hope it will get me out of my dream and face the reality of becoming a Nurse writer. Still battling with procrastination after two weeks of my search........ Help me out oh Lord
    Last edit by mustapha on Feb 27 : Reason: Typographic error
  5. by   stefy01
    sounds intresting. Can you please give us an insight of what the magazine is about? I've just subscribed to their mailing list.
  6. by   Ashley Hay, BSN, RN
    Quote from mmmmmm6
    I enjoyed your inspiring post! Thank you so much for sharing!
    I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading
  7. by   Ashley Hay, BSN, RN
    Quote from mustapha
    So inspiring Ashley, I am a registered Nurse trained in Nigeria with a decade under my belt in Nursing home here in Nigeria. A Nurse writer in embryonic stage have read through many articles, your article is motivating I hope it will get me out of my dream and face the reality of becoming a Nurse writer. Still battling with procrastination after two weeks of my search........ Help me out oh Lord
    Get out there and go for it! Good luck - you can do it!
  8. by   Elizabeth Hanes
    I'm blushing to discover I helped inspire you to pursue a writing career, Ashley. I have no doubt you'll be successful at it! It sounds like you're already making great progress!

    ~Beth
  9. by   Truth66
    This is an awesome article.

    I myself have ventured into the realm of being a nurse writer/author.

    Doing research and writing has always been a hobby of mine since high school (many a moons ago). Since a freak injury at work screwed my back up (the chair I sat on a work broke and collapsed underneath me) and left me with uncontrollable body jerks, I’ve returned to writing when I can.

    The key motivator for me was that the College of Nurses here in Ontario requires nurses to make a declaration every year when they renew their registration with the college. That declaration is that they have been practicing nursing over the past three years. When reviewing the guidelines of this declaration, an education role qualifies. I worked too hard to become a nurse and then furthered my education to become a Forensic Nurse. After working for 15 years as a nurse in a facility, I’m not going to give all that up.

    I would challenge all nurses to look within themselves and then look outside the proverbial box like the author of the original post did. There are countless opportunities out there for nurses. Nurses to break out of the subservient role that has been ingrained into them for decades. Nurses are far better than that.
  10. by   nursekeh
    Ashley your story is so inspiring! I always say that I will be a writer in my next life but would love to be one in this life! I have been a nurse for 7 years and am in school for WHNP. I have recently started a Women's Health blog to get my writing out there! Check it out if you'd like! nursekarin.com I am going to take your advice and start submitting some articles to nursing journals and websites. Thank you again for the inspiration
  11. by   tnbutterfly
    Quote from nursekeh
    I am going to take your advice and start submitting some articles to nursing journals and websites. Thank you again for the inspiration
    We would welcome your articles here at allnurses. For information about submitting articles, please read How to Submit an Article. Let me know if you have additional questions.
  12. by   stefy01
    Love every single thing you said
  13. by   Carol Bush
    Great article Ashley! You are so correct...passion and persistence is key! I am amazed at the number and quality of writing opportunities out there for healthcare writers of ALL disciplines! After all, we are the subject matter experts when it comes to health. Publications and businesses are screaming for writers with health backgrounds. People who can educate in succinct, tangible ways. Onward and upward, girl! Woo Hoo #FreelanceLife

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