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What Tech Skills Does a Nurse Need to Become a Writer? freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips nurse-writer technology technology skills

Many of you have joined the RN2writer family because you saw an ad I run on Facebook. That ad directs people to buy a little ebook I wrote to unveil the world of freelance writing to other nurses – because my mission is to help nurses “own” the healthcare communications space....

Student Q&A: The Art of Slanting an Article Pitch clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips healthcare loi nurse-writer pitching publications writing writing samples

Recently, this message floated into my inbox:

Hi! My name is Alicia, I've been a Women's Health Nurse (among many other departments!) for 13ish years. I have the Ultimate [Health Journalism Basics for Nurses] course and the 50 Markets download (great info btw) but I noticed there wasn't a lot of...

Why There Will Never Be a Glut of Nurse-Writers freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses healthcare nurse-writer publications research writing

Recently, a Facebook commenter asked me: If everybody hops on the RN2writer bandwagon, won’t this just result in a glut of nurse-writers, with work for nobody?

The answer? No, absolutely not.

And the reason why not can be summed up in a single word: Volume.

Take a moment right now to...

How to Get Your First Writing Samples – a Step-by-Step Tutorial for Nurses clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses loi nurse-writer volunteering writing writing samples

I’ve often said that the biggest catch-22 nurses encounter when trying to launch a writing career is how to get work samples when nobody will hire you without work samples.


Well, there’s an easy way around this problem. I’ve talked about this before, but I don’t...

The Art of Becoming a Nickel Expert experts freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses nickel expert nurse-writer research writing


Recently, a nurse wrote to me to ask a very sensible question: “Though I have been a nurse for many years (one field, one organization), I only know what I know. While browsing content, you and others seem to write on such a wide variety of topics. Do you spend a lot of time...

Don’t Quit Your Day Job?

You might be surprised to know my first (and best) advice to nurses who want to become writer is this:

Don’t quit your day job.

It’s not because I doubt the viability of freelance writing as a career. I’ve been making my living as a writer for the past eight years. Writing...

Why You Should Abandon the Concept of “Price” in Freelance Writing

Over the weekend I fielded yet another “what do I charge?” question, this time from a mid-career nurse-writer – which goes to show that pricing is a thorny issue even for seasoned freelancers.

My advice to all of you with this question when it arises is this: Abandon the concept...

How Freelance Writing Works

In reviewing my correspondence over the past year, I’ve calculated I receive about 16 emails per month from nurses interested in learning more about becoming freelance writers. I’m always happy to respond, though you probably can understand now why I brought back RN2Writer. It’s...

3 Things Nurse Writers Should Do This Week to Launch Their Business in 2020

Happy holidays to you! No matter which holiday(s) you celebrate – or even if you celebrate none at all – I hope you’re able to spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you.

As nurses, we often didn’t get the opportunity to spend holidays with our loved ones...

How to Write a 5-Sentence Letter of Introduction that Gets Results

I’ve talked about sending Letters of Introduction (LOIs) many times on the blog, but I only touched on how to write them once – way back in the third issue of this newsletter.

So I thought I should go over this process again.

Cold LOI vs Warm LOI

When I talk about sending LOIs,...

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About RN2writer

We offer training in the best remote, work-from-home nursing job - freelance health writing. If you’re looking for the perfect side hustle for nurses or a full-time nurse business, you can rely on RN2writer to deliver educational courses, coaching, and community for nurses of all degrees, licensures, and backgrounds across the U.S., Canada, and beyond. We welcome all nurses: RN, LPN, NP, APRN, CRNA, FNP, CNM, etc. We also serve other healthcare clinicians and professionals: CNA, MD, PA, LCSW, PharmD, radiology tech, CEO, CNO, CMO, and anyone else with a background in healthcare. Welcome!
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