Mary Nolan-Pleckham, RN Title: Nurse, Writer Education: Regis University, Marquette University Expertise: Nursing, Critical Care Freelance nurse writerOver 15 years as a registered nurseHas experience teaching nursing students Experience Mary Nolan-Pleckham, RN, is a freelance nurse writer who specializes in making healthcare and medical information accessible for all levels of health literacy. She has over 15 years of bedside nursing as a registered nurse. She also has several years of experience teaching nursing students. As a nurse who writes, I use my nursing skills and experience to deliver health and medical content to educate people at all different levels of health literacy. I strive to ensure that the information I share is accurate, educational, and accessible. Education Mary has a Master of Science in Nursing from Regis University. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Marquette University. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.