Ashley Hay, BSN, RN

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Ashley Hay, BSN, RN has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatric & Adult Oncology.

Over 10 years of nursing experience in several areas of Pediatric & Adult Oncology including clinical research, chemotherapy, transplant, hematology, proton therapy, GI surgery, wound care, post anesthesia recovery, etc. I really enjoy reading, cooking, yoga and the beach during my time off. Becoming a writer has been an aspiration of mine for many years - I'm so glad allnurses was willing to give me my start in a field I am so passionate about. Looking forward to getting to know all of you in this great online community. :: Visit my website at AHayWriting.com ::

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  1. Travel Nurse Turns to Career in Functional Medicine

    Thanks for reading! I'm glad to read of your interest in functional medicine too. As a HCP I find it a fascinating field of study. If you want to learn more, I'd recommend checking out the Institute for Functional Medicine Website (The Institute for ...
  2. 9 Tips for Communicating Under Pressure

    Great topic, Melissa!
  3. Her compassion for oncology patients was clear, however, exposure to a nurse practitioner program with a focus in integrative medicine began to change her course. After dedicating the first twelve years of her nursing career to oncology care, Bryant ...
  4. Nurses - Increase Your Productivity

    When my productivity was declining (but I felt as though I was hustling hard all day) I knew it was time to find a new way of accomplishing my daily goals. I very much enjoy my freelance lifestyle and working from home, but without some self discipli...
  5. Are You Doing it Right? Taking Accurate BPs

    In my personal healthcare experiences, I've noticed several healthcare providers (HCPs) taking blood pressures quickly and often inaccurately. I'm sure you have too. This simple task can sometimes be rushed due to the lack of time providers have avai...
  6. Meet Justice Steed, BSN, RN

    Steed saw a need for improvement in the way recruiters and job seekers connected. He created a mobile platform that gives health professionals more control over their desired assignment, while simultaneously easing the load of recruiting for agencies...
  7. When You're the Patient

    A wonderful example of this was discussed in a recent article detailing one oncology nurse's blog post. It was written as an apology letter to her past patients. This after she, herself was diagnosed with cancer and realized her perspective may have ...
  8. Meet Maureen Bonatch, MSN, RN

    You're probably wondering, how did she get to this point of multiple ventures in her career? Let's find out! Bonatch has over 20 years of nursing experience. However, she graduated high school with initial plans to enter the world of business. She de...
  9. A language barrier can add even more complexity to the situation. However, ensuring proper translation between you and your patient is crucial to all involved in the conversation. It is imperative that the provider, patient, and caregiver are all abl...
  10. To Keep or Ditch Past Certifications?

    So, is it worth it? BenefitBecoming certified in your area of expertise has many benefits to both the nurse and his/her patients. Obtaining certification demonstrates to your peers, management and patients that you are an expert in the field and have...
  11. At Home Office Essentials for Freelance Writers

    When I began writing from home, I had a sluggish ten year old laptop and my tiny desk was shared with my less than organized husband, the conditions were not ideal. The funny part is, at the start, I didn't even realize what I needed to be more effic...
  12. Ways to Unwind

    Self care is certainly not a one-size-fits-all scenario. You may find these are even more effective in a personalized combination effort. Maybe you're well versed in these too, but if not - try something new. My hope is that you are also pleasantly s...
  13. Tools to Beat Writer's Block

    I love the freedom (and income) of being a freelance healthcare writer. When bedside nursing full time was no longer an option for me, writing healthcare content satisfied my desire to remain working while still using my hard earned knowledge of medi...
  14. What Are You Thankful For?

    Thanks for reading - glad you enjoyed it. This is not to say I haven't experienced my fair share of frustrations and struggles with nursing - but I find it helps to look at it from all angles and have gratitude for all it has given me, as well. Than...
  15. What Are You Thankful For?

    With the fall season in full swing, themes of pumpkin flavored everything, brightly colored foliage and crisp mornings are all around us. While I will not deny my undying love for pumpkin spice lattes, another important thought also comes to mind dur...