Kathleen MacNaughton, R.N.

Registered Nurse

Expertise

Asthma, Allergies

Education

Syracuse University

Highlights

Kathleen MacNaughton, R.N., is a licensed registered nurse and consumer health writer with more than 30 years of experience in caring for people with health problems and teaching them how to live healthier lives.

Experience

Kathleen has worked as a freelance writer and Web site developer, with a specialization in creating readable health education content. She also has worked as a registered nurse -- in the hospital, in home health care, and in health care administration. Kathleen has written extensively for pharmaceutical communications companies, creating hundreds of pages on the Web about asthma and allergies, as well as other chronic diseases. In addition, she has successfully dealt with asthma and allergies herself for her entire life.

Education

Kathleen graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. She also attended Villanova University in pursuit of a master's degree in Nursing Administration.

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