A Day in the Life of a Nurse Writer

When nurses ask me about freelance writing, they often want to know what a typical “day in the life” looks like. I can tell you one thing: It looks nothing like the chaos of bedside work!  


As a freelance nurse writer, I rose when I wanted in the morning, lingered over coffee and breakfast, worked a few hours in my serene home office, went out to lunch with wine or cocktails with friends, went antiquing in the afternoons or puttered in my garden…or read a book. You get the idea!  


Freelance writing makes a great career for nurses precisely because it’s the antithesis of the frenzy of clinical practice. I’m happy to describe for you a typical day in my life as a nurse writer so you can see for yourself what a wonderful career this is! 


Host Elizabeth Hanes BSN RN built a six-figure writing business in her spare time. Today, she coaches other nurses how to become freelance writers through the RN2writer project. 


Topics discussed in this episode:  

  1. 0:50 Let’s Set the Scene!  
  1. 1:38 Let’s Start the Day 
  1. 2:40 What “Work” Looks Like as a Freelance Writer 
  1. 5:30 $12,000 a Month?!? 
  1. 7:00 Lucrative gigs, oh my!  
  1. 7:35 Done for the day already? 
  1. 8:30 Nurse vs. Writer 



Resources mentioned in this is episode: 

RN2writer: https://www.rn2writer.com/  

Design Your Dream Career as a Nurse Writer: https://rn2writer.com/dydc-yt 

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Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/sa/podcast/the-rn2writer-show/id1581442377  

Blog: https://www.rn2writer.com/blog  


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