What is Your Write Medicine?

The Nurse Keith Show

What is Your Write Medicine?

January 5, 2024

What is Your Write Medicine?

On episode 455 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Alexandra Howson, PhD, CHCP, a well-known and highly successful medical writer, educator, and podcaster. In the course of their conversation, Keith and Alexandra discuss her transition from nurse clinician to academician and then to entrepreneur and freelancer, and how nursing can be a launching pad for career journeys far beyond the bedside, including writing CME and CE, her specific area of specialty

A former trauma operating room nurse, Alex was faculty at the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh in Scotland for a decade, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the sociology of the body, gender, and health. S

Alex left academia in 2004 and has subsequently built a thriving freelance medical writing business in the USA that specializes in creating content for continuing education in the health professions (also known as CME). She teaches and coaches new-to-the-field medical writers how to break into CME, find clients, and build a sustainable CME/CE writing niche.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media ringmaster and newsletter wrangler.

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