Meet Our Writers

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Estela Dimes, BSN, RN

Estela Dimes, BSN, RN, works at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. She is currently earning a master’s degree in nursing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the mother of two special needs children, Nezzar and Ziyad Dimes. This article is dedicated to them.

Ericka Marengo

Ericka Marengo graduated in May 2007 from the BSN program at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Erica Patino

Erica Patino is a freelance writer based in Monterey, California

Eric L. Coleman, LPN

Eric L. Coleman, LPN, works with the veteran population at a long-term care VA facility in Brecksville, Ohio. He plans to continue his education in nursing and he enjoys writing in his spare time.

Eniola O. Dawodu

Eniola O. Dawodu is a senior-year nursing student at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Elsie Soto, RN

Elsie Soto, RN, is a professional home care nurse who works for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) in New York City.

Elizabeth Valente

Elizabeth Valente is associate director of publications and media relations at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California.