Kristi Van Winkle BSN, RN

Pediatrics/Telemetry/Health and Wellness

I am an RN turned freelance medical writer and editor/proofreader. I especially enjoy and excel at writing articles that provide education for patients and their families.

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Kristi Van Winkle has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics/Telemetry/Health and Wellness.

I have always enjoyed writing, and typos and grammatical errors pop out at me anywhere and everywhere. So when an injury forced me away from my bedside position, starting my medical writing and editing/proofreading business just made sense.  

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  1. Kristi Van Winkle

    Pushing Back on a "Pill for every Ill"

    Polypharmacy has swept the country. More than 40 percent of older Americans regularly take five or more prescription drugs, and nearly 20 percent take 10 or more. In addition to side effects, many medicines disrupt key nutrients in the body. There’s ...
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    YOU: A Nurse Writer

    Great article! Thanks for publishing this.
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    When answering the call... light, that is.

    I anwered another nurse's call light one night. Cute little dementia patient in there. Me: Hi! What can I do for you? Her: Oh! Esther! You came to see me! You didn't have to do that. I know how busy you are with all those kids and your jo...
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    When answering the call... light, that is.

    That's so sweet...and annoying...
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    My Thoughts on Christmas

    This was a beautiful article! Thank you for sharing! I can't get enough of the story of my Saviour and the sacrifices He endured to secure a way to heaven for me! That the God of the universe would choose to become a fragile infant and be born i...
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    Never Say Never

    “You will never be an effective nurse if you don’t get that stutter under control!” The words cut into me like a knife. The next words my nursing instructor uttered were lost amid the painful pounding of my heart and the whooshing of the bl...
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    New Nurse Writer/Editor/Proofreader

    Trying to find that first client is proving a tad difficult...maybe after the holidays?
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    Injured spectacularly...or not

    Thank you!
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    Injured spectacularly...or not

    Thanks! I'd love to hear any suggestions you may have!
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    Injured spectacularly...or not

    Hi! Allow me to introduce myself... My name is Kristi. I have been a registered nurse for 17 years. I recently injured myself so spectacularly that I cannot return to the bedside. I have since started a medical writing business to replace...
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    New Nurse Writer/Editor/Proofreader

    Hi! Allow me to introduce myself... My name is Kristi. I have been a registered nurse for 17 years. I recently injured myself to the extent that I cannot return to the bedside. So I looked around at my talents and my options and set...
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    You Are Not Getting Enough Sleep If...

    You are driving home from work and can't remember if green means "stop" or "go"....so you watch the other cars around you and hope they know what's going on!
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    Hole In My Glove!

    "Sometimes meconium happens." HAHAHA!! I'm stealing that.
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    What's on Your Nurse Christmas Wish List?

    Anything for my aching feet is greatly appreciated for Christmas!! Massagers, cooling lotions, a foot massage, even fuzzy socks are nice.
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    Managing a Migraine

    The ding…ding…ding…ding of call bells. The flash…flash…flash…flash of call lights. The smells. Doesn’t matter if they are good or bad. Why do they seem so much stronger when you have a migraine? And…cue the nausea. The need to comprehe...