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

Creative Directors

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 - Editor Nursing Educational 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, 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

Alice Benjamin

Alice Benjamin, Alice Benjamin, APRN, MSN, ACNS-BC, FNP

Alice Benjamin, APRN, MSN, ACNS-BC, FNP, also known as Nurse Alice, is a cardiac clinical nurse specialist and family nurse practitioner with over 23 years of healthcare experience. She is a community health activist, freelance media health expert and CEO of I Am Nurse Approved. You can follow her at and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @AskNurseAlice.

Brittany Hamstra

Brittany Hamstra, BSN, RN, CPN

Brittany 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 is a nurse-turned-writer and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, curated gift boxes for women facing pregnancy loss. Her work has appeared everywhere from The New York Times, The Washington Post, SELF, to Real Simple and more. Chaunie lives with her husband and kids in the middle of a hay field in Michigan and she doesn't miss night shift one bit.

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.

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.

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, RN, BSN, MSN, BA, CBC

Kathleen (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

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 is an experienced nurse, millennial strategist, freelance writer, and rising influencer. As a contributing writer she is sought out for freelance writing services penning on topics including nursing, healthcare, entrepreneurship, and the ever so intriguing millennials and post-millennials. A devoted mother to one son, she actively participates in his extracurricular activities and is the team mom of multiple sports teams--while her son juggles competitions, piano lessons, and is an honor student. A little-known fact? Portia has an extreme phobia of escalators. Follow Portia on Instagram, Twitter, or Linkedin for her latest.

Sarah Jividen

Sarah Jividen, Contributing Writer

Sarah Jividen, RN, BSN is an emergency room nurse and freelance writer who specializes in the nursing profession, parenthood, and evidence-based health and wellness trends. She is the founder of, a resource for nurses who are moms. In a rare moment of free time, you might find Sarah writing, running outdoors, or attending a local concert venue with her husband.

Terri Heimann Oppenheimer

Terri Heimann Oppenheimer

Terri 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.

Wali Khan

Wali Khan, BSN, RN

Wali Khan is a Chicago based trauma resuscitation & ICU nurse in one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the country. His writing entails a powerful narrative and perspective on the balance between faith and medicine. Passionate about nursing, faith, community service, he uses his voice on social media to highlight the intersection between the three. As an immigrant and first generation college graduate, his journey entails a story of perseverance, balance, and compassion that students and practitioners can relate to. With a previous career as a personal trainer, his lifelong commitment to health and wellness, he inspires and encourages his fans and followers towards an empowered and healthier life.

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