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Nurse Writer, Author, or Historian

A Nurse Writer, Author or Historian writes and contributes to educational materials, articles, historical books, even television or movie scripts about nursing.
Required education
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Treat patients in their homes, during travel, or other non-hospital environments.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll always be in demand due to the constantly evolving nature of healthcare and nursing.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you'll do


You’ll offer detailed, knowledgeable advice on how to portray nurses in books, television shows, and movies and other media.


You’ll check that medical details, nurses’ roles, and healthcare environments are correctly portrayed.


You’ll use your editorial skills and healthcare knowledge to make sure that the final piece is medically correct and accurately represents the skills and culture of nursing.


You’ll write articles, books, blogs and scripts about nursing.

Where you'll work
  • Hospitals
  • Publications
  • From home
How to become a Nurse Writer, Author or Historian


Get an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Take classes in writing or pursuing a double major, or minor, in writing communications.


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining experience that will help inform your writing.


You’re ready to work as a Nurse Writer, Author or Historian.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Nurse Writer, Author, or Historian organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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