KathyQuan.com

Nurse Writer, Blogger, Editor

About Me

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I have been a nurse for over thirty five years, and a writer for many more. My two passions are helping others and writing. And when I can combine the two, it's pretty exciting for me.
For over three years I was the Guide to Nursing at About.com which was part of The New York Times Company. It was a great opportunity to interact with nurses and those who are becoming nurses or thinking about a career in nursing. I also learned a lot about writing for the web, keywords, tags and SEO. And it opened doors to many opportunities to write books and blogs.
When About.com decided to disband the Nursing.About.com site, I moved that content to my own Website and blog which I have combined into one site now - TheNursingSite.com

WEBSITES & BLOGS

I also have a couple of Websites for skilled home health care nurses and professionals. My primary role as a nurse has been working in home health care and hospice. I was a field nurse for many years. Then I moved into management and then into quality improvement (QI). I have spent many years writing patient education materials and helping nurses learn to write and document better.

My
blogs include:

In the past few years, I have also contributed articles, blogs, and other materials to a variety of other nursing, health care and aging parents sites and publications.


BOOKS

In 2006, I wrote The Everything New Nurse Book. It proved to be so popular that in 2009, Adams Media repurposed it into 150 Tips and Tricks for New Nurses. The Everything New Nurse Book Second Edition was updated and published in 2011. In 2014, this book was updated and and renamed The New Nurse Handbook.

In 2008, I turned my home health nursing knowledge and experience into a book called The Everything Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents which was published in Feb. 2009. My eighty (plus) year old mom thought it was all about her, but actually she remained too independent for much of it to apply to her until she had to transition to hospice.

In 2015 I completed my 7th book:
Exploring the Home Health Experience: A guide to Transitioning to Home Health Care.

All of my books are available from Amazon.com or you can order from me if you'd like an autographed copy. Supplies are listed and ship to the US only. (See
Books.)

COPYEDITING
I have also done copyediting for several publications for NAPNAP to combine white papers written by various authors and provide cohesive single voice to the final product.

Several years ago I was asked to serve on the board of medical reviewers for
Nucleus Medical Media to review and copyedit their educational materials.

In 2014, I copyedited the dark mystery
The Darkness Waits by Wesley Thomas. It’s available on Amazon.com.

I have edited updates to Kati Kleber's
Becoming Nursey and The Nurse's Guide to Blogging by Britney Wilson and Kati Kleber.

TEACHING and PODCASTING
I currently have a course for learning the unique requirements of documentation in skilled home health care on Teachable.com. I also have a series of Podcasts on Podbean about the OASIS document for home health care. I periodically update and add to these. I recently add a new course at Teacheable.com about learning to Care for Aging Parents.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING
For many years, I have written and desktop published newsletters for Realtors and other professionals, youth organizations, and various PTAs. I also designed and published websites for many of these same groups and individuals. You'll find some examples on my More from Kathy Quan page.


I have been married for over forty years to a wonderful man, Tim. He is my rock and my north!!! We have three terrific adult children and three fabulous grandchildren. They are all my life and my reason for being.


If you want to use any of the content on my blogs or websites, please email me and let's discuss terms. THANK YOU! All materials are copyright.