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Nursing Writer, Author, or Historian


These nurses write textbooks, articles, and books about historically important nursing figures. They are involved in every aspect of writing, editing, and proofreading technical material for biomedical research, education, training, sales, and any other form of communication in medicine. They can also consult and write scripts for television shows and movies about nurses.

Things You'll Do:

  • Consulting
  • Fact-checking
  • Writing

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Behind-the-scenes
  • Independent

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Take writing classes, or consider a double major, or minor, in writing or communications.
  • Get Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse. The experience you gain in the profession will help shape your career as a Nurse Writer
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  • Become a
    Nurse Writer

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Publications
    • Out of your home

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  • How Much You
    Can Make

      an average salary of

      $47K - $68K

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

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