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Elizabeth Hanes, BSN, RN

Writer, Nurse


Nursing, Surgery, Caregiving


University of New Mexico


As a nurse and writer, I enjoy sharing information that enables people to live their best life. And if illness or disease strike, I want my articles to help them navigate their condition to achieve the best possible outcome.

— Elizabeth Hanes, BSN, RN


Elizabeth Hanes, RN, combines her nursing knowledge with her writing expertise to inform and engage people with articles on a broad array of health topics. Her clinical background includes perioperative nursing (pre-, post-, and intra-operative nursing), with a focus on surgical recovery and plastic/reconstructive surgery. Through her writing, she shares her deep knowledge of general health and well-being to help people enjoy robust health throughout their life spans.

Her client list includes major healthcare publishers and organizations, such as Anthem, Dignity Health, and Healthgrades.


Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, both from the University of New Mexico.

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