Education: St. Olaf College, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Expertise: Nursing, Health, Health Promotion, Migraine, Hospice, End of Life Care
  • Registered Nurse working in hospice
  • Freelance writer and editor


Larissa Banitt is a registered nurse who combines her English and Nursing degrees in writing health content. She has worked on the floor on a medical-surgical unit and currently works providing care in patients' homes as a hospice nurse.

She began writing health content in 2018 and has had her work published on platforms everywhere from local non-profit blogs to national publications such as Health and WebMD. When not writing on health, she also writes on food and drink.

As a nurse, promoting health literacy so people can make informed choices about their health is very important to me. I'm passionate about writing accurate and accessible content that educates and empowers readers.


Larissa has a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Olaf College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health and Sciences University. She has also completed the Summer Publishing Institute at New York University.

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