impacts the lives of nurses and nursing students by publishing thought-provoking content and launching culture-changing initiatives.

Creative Directors

Alice Benjamin

Alice Benjamin - Chief Nursing Officer & Correspondent

Alice Benjamin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, CCRN, CEN, CV-BC, also known as Nurse Alice, is a cardiac clinical nurse specialist and family nurse practitioner with over 23 years of nursing experience specializing in cardiology, critical care and emergency medicine. She is the host of the Ask Nurse Alice Podcast; an NBC Los Angeles Medical Correspondent and CEO of Nurse Approved. You can follow her at, on Twitter and Facebook at @AskNurseAlice, and on Instagram at @asknursealice

Angelina Walker

Angelina Walker - Director of Nursing Content and Social Media

Angelina has her finger on the pulse of everything nursing. Whether it's a trending news topic, valuable resource or, heartfelt story, Angelina is an expert at producing content that nurses love to read. She specializes in warmly engaging with the nursing community and exponentially growing our social presence.

Jessica Lyons

Jessica Lyons - Senior Editor of Nursing Education Content

Jessica is an experienced writer and editor who has worked with startups, advertising agencies, and in-house marketing teams to develop engaging content that informs and educates. She specializes in editorial strategy and SEO.

Contributing Writers

Ali'Ce Haskins

Ali'Ce Haskins, MSN, APRN, CME-C, FNP-BC

Ali’Ce Haskins MSN, APRN, CME-C, FNP-BC, better known as “Nurse Haskins”, inspires nurses and nursing students through her motivational journey and success advice. She started as a CNA and moved up the nursing ladder from CNA to LPN to ADN to BSN to MSN. Today, she’s a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who loves what she does. Nurse Haskins is on a personal mission to empower others to not only follow their dreams but, to teach them how to obtain advanced nursing degrees without living a life in debt! Published author and founder of Nurse Haskins, PLLC, this influential motivational speaker has hosted nurse empowerment events and sponsors an annual nursing scholarship in honor of the life of her son. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube @nurse_haskins

Amanda Guarniere

Amanda Guarniere, Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Guarniere is an Ivy-league educated nurse practitioner and career mentor who helps nursing professionals find and land their dream jobs. She founded The Résumé Rx in 2018 and helps nursing professionals with career and résumé strategy so that they can land the opportunities that leave them personally and professionally fulfilled. Learn more about Amanda and her products at and follow her on Instagram @theresumerx.

Amy Blitchok

Amy Blitchok

Amy M. Blitchok is a professional writer, content creator, bookworm and gym rat who is based out of Raleigh, NC. She specializes in topics that range from finance and technology to health and travel. You can follow her on Twitter or visit her website.

Attaliah Strubel

Attaliah Strubel

Attaliah Strubel is a NICU nurse with 6 years of experience. She has found a second passion within social media & blogging. You can find her blogging about travel, digital marketing and social media tips. You can follow her at and on Instagram @attaliahstrubel

Brittany Hamstra

Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN, CPN

Brittany Hamstra is a travel nurse on assignment in the amazing city of San Francisco. She specializes in Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Neurology, and Epilepsy. When not working at the hospital or writing articles for, she enjoys playing beach volleyball or exploring the crazy beautiful nature around her. She loves a good adventure, and is currently planning her next big trip - trekking Patagonia in South America in December 2018. Travel nurses have the most fun!

Cameron Hershey

Cameron Hershey, BSN, RN

Like many nurses, nursing was not Cameron's first career choice. He took an untraditional path to become a nurse that started out as a Medical Assistant then as a Firefighter/EMT before finding his calling in critical care. Today, he works as a travel nurse, critical care transport nurse, teaches ACLS/PALS, and writes a blog to mentor new and current ER nurses.

Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN

Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RN is a nurse-turned-writer with experience in critical care, long-term care, and labor and delivery. Her work has appeared everywhere from Glamor to The New York Times to The Washington Post. Chaunie lives with her husband and five kids in the middle of a hay field in Michigan and you can find more of her work here

Danielle LeVeck

Danielle LeVeck, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, RN, CCRN

Danielle is an CVICU Nurse Practitioner, blogger, speaker, writer, and social media influencer, who strives to empower and inspire nurses from all backgrounds to partake in regular self-care and multidisciplinary teamwork for the sake of providing optimal patient care. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook for her latest.

Dr. James Simmons

Dr. James Simmons, DNP, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

Dr. James Simmons, DNP, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC is a Hospitalist NP in Los Angeles, founder of the online community Ask The NP (Everything You're Too Scared To Ask Your MD), frequent medical contributor as seen on CBS, FOX, SiriusXM, Dash,, etc. and proud practitioner of snark. He can be found @AskTheNP on Instagram and Twitter, and @AskTheNP_ on Tik Tok.

Ellen Cole

Ellen Cole, MSN, RN

Ellen Cole, MSN-RN is a Medical Surgical nurse and freelance writer who lives in Portland Oregen. Ms. Cole started working as a CNA in 2003 and has worked in a variety of nursing specialties along the way. She brings that varied experience into her writing, as she writes on a variety of topics from health and wellness to patient care to nursing career issues. Her work can be read at her website: ELLEN COLE - Scriveners Sojourn

Emily Bryant

Emily Bryant

Emily Bryant is an Emergency Room nurse by trade, and an adventure enthusiast by choice. She caught the travel bug and hit the road and has now worked in twelve different hospitals as a travel nurse. With a passion to inspire and encourage others throughout her journey, she recently acquired her Master's in Nursing Education and is using it to build up nurses and promote continuing education. When she is not in the hospital, she can be found on a trail in the mountains or planning her next adventure.

Jake Uitti

Jake Uitti

Jake Uitti is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Interview Magazine, The Seattle Times, Alaska Beyond, The Stranger, and more. When not poring over a keyboard mid-interview, Jake can be found strolling around the Emerald City looking for the best ramen or cheese pizza slice. He is the author of two books from Reedy Press: 100 Things To Do In Seattle Before You Die and Unique Eats and Eateries: Seattle. The son of Ivy League professors, Jake grew up amidst books of French literature, but soulful meals, compelling conversation and thoughtful songs are his true loves. To keep up with Jake, follow him on Twitter

Julia Kuhn

Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP

Julia is a Speech-Language Pathologist who works primarily in adult neurogenic rehab and acute care. She became a traveling therapist in 2010 and has since worked from coast to coast; including Hawaii. When she’s not working, Julia enjoys to write, hike, practice photography, and travel the world. She has a passion for international travel and solo female travel. You can follow her on her blog and on Instagram @thetravelingtraveler_

Kathleen Gaines

Kathleen Gaines, MSN, RN, BA, CBC

Kathleen Gaines (nee Colduvell) is currently a Pediatric ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has been a nurse for ten years and specializes in ICU care. She has an extensive ICU background having formerly worked in the CICU and NICU at several major children’s hospitals in the Philadelphia region. Nursing is a second career after having worked as a journalist for many years and becoming nationally published. She is Trauma certified, a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, and Total Body Cooling Certified. Kathleen lives with her husband and her two German Shepherds. She recently earned her MSN from Loyola University of New Orleans.

Leona Werezak

Leona Werezak, BSN, MN, RN

Leona Werezak BSN, MN, RN is the Director of Business Development at NCLEX Education. She began her nursing career in a small rural hospital in northern Canada where she worked as a new staff nurse doing everything from helping deliver babies to medevacing critically ill patients. Learning much from her patients and colleagues at the bedside for 15 years, she also taught in baccalaureate nursing programs for almost 20 years as a nursing adjunct faculty member (yes! Some of those years she did both!). As a freelance writer online, she writes content for nursing schools and colleges, healthcare and medical businesses, as well as various nursing sites.

Mariam Yazdi

Mariam Yazdi, BSN, RN

Mariam is a writer and travel nurse from El Paso, Texas. After three years in the ICU, she hit the road with her husband and two pups, living in San Francisco, Tennessee, and Los Angeles. Currently in New York City, Mariam is a nurse journalist for Nurse.Org. Catch her on Instagram @mariamcat.

Portia Wofford

Portia Wofford, LPN

Portia Wofford, known as The Write Nurse, is an award-winning nurse, writer, and digital marketer. After dedicating her nursing career to creating content and solutions for employers that affected patient outcomes, these days, Portia empowers brands to increase growth opportunities and become the number one provider in their community and niche through engaging content that connects and converts. Follow her on Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter for her latest.

Rose Hayes

Rose Hayes

Rose is a nurse, writer, and health communications strategist. She currently serves as marketer and liaison for Project NeLL, Emory School of Nursing’s suite of applications for learning, teaching, and practicing nursing data science. To see if Project NeLL contains the data sets you need for your research or teaching, or to find out about partnering with the Project NeLL team, please contact [email protected]

Sarah Jividen

Sarah Jividen, RN, BSN

Sarah Jividen, RN, BSN, is a trained neuro/trauma and emergency room nurse turned freelance healthcare writer/editor. As a journalism major, she combined her love for writing with her passion for high-level patient care. Sarah is the creator of Health Writing Solutions, LLC, specializing in writing about healthcare topics, including health journalism, education, and evidence-based health and wellness trends. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children. 

Terri Heimann Oppenheimer

Terri Heimann Oppenheimer

Terri Heimann Oppenheimer is a freelance writer and editor who is driven by details. She loves to dive into research, ensuring that the information she provides educates, engages and illuminates. Before starting her own business she spent years working in advertising and raising three kids. Today she lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where her she and her husband enjoy travel, the Jersey Shore, and spoiling their grandchildren.

Tyler Faust

Tyler Faust, MSN, RN

Tyler Faust has been an RN at Mayo Clinic since 2012 where he currently serves as a nurse manager. Tyler is passionate about nursing, leadership, and professional development.

Victoria Moll

Victoria Moll, CPC, COC, CPMA, CRC, CPRC, AAPC Approved Instructor, Fellow

Victoria Moll is passionate about providing engaging and cost-effective education. She has multi-specialty experience in professional coding, auditing, and risk adjustment coding. Victoria has published numerous articles on coding and billing best practices and has spoken at several local, regional, and national events, including HEALTHCON, the national business of healthcare expo. She has been featured on the Alpha Coding Podcast the Not Elsewhere Classified Podcast and has her own dynamic YouTube Channel, Contempo Coding, filled with free coding tips and tricks. Victoria serves on the AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors for years 2021-2023 and is on the Editorial Board for BC Advantage Magazine.

Wali Khan

Wali Khan, BSN, RN, SRNA

Wali Khan, BSN, RN, SRNA is a Chicago based trauma ICU nurse and a first year student registered nurse anesthetist (SRNA). His writing entails a powerful narrative and perspective on the balance between faith and medicine. Passionate about nursing, faith, and community service, he uses his voice on social media (Instagram) to highlight the intersection between the three. As a Muslim Pakistani American immigrant and first-generation college graduate, his journey entails a story of perseverance, balance, and compassion that students and practitioners can relate to. His professional and personal goal has been to advocate for diversity while breaking down the stigma and barriers that have been created around the nursing profession. With a previous career as a personal trainer, his lifelong commitment to health and wellness, he inspires and encourages his followers towards an empowered and healthier life.

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