Meet Our Writers

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Elizabeth Valente

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

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.

Eniola O. Dawodu

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

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.

Erica Patino

Erica Patino is a freelance writer based in Monterey, California

Ericka Marengo

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

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.

Ethel M. Robertson, EdD, C-FNP, MSN, MA, and Shari D. Wherry, MSN, C-FNP

Ethel M. Robertson, EdD, C-FNP, MSN, MA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Shari D. Wherry, MSN, C-FNP, is an instructor in the same program.