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Ask a Nurse.

In our Ask a Nurse series, experienced nurses provide an insider look at the nursing profession by answering your questions. If you provide your social media handle, we’ll tag you when we answer your question. Otherwise, your information will be kept confidential.

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How It Works

What happens when you ask a question?

Step 1: Submit your question

Use the form to ask a question or get career advice.


Step 2: Your question gets reviewed

We read and evaluate every question submitted. Then we select questions to be answered by our team of nurse partners.


Step 3: Your Response Is Featured

If your question is selected, the response will be published on our site and shared on our social media channels, so keep an eye out for it.


Meet Our Nurse Contributors

Take a look at who is answering your questions. Get information on their background, credentials, and more.

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Portrait of Joelle Y. Jean

Joelle Y. Jean

Joelle Jean has been a nurse for more than 10 years and family nurse practitioner for over three years. She has a background in pediatric emergency room, labor and delivery, and primary care medicine. Her passion for the nursing profession and writing led her to her current role as a senior writer for NurseJournal.

Portrait of Gayle Morris

Gayle Morris

Gayle Morris practiced in pediatric medicine for over 20 years before hanging up her stethoscope and picking up a pen. She has been a full-time health and wellness freelance writer for over 10 years. Morris is a mom to four children. She is renovating her home on the weekends. When she has free time, you’ll find her reading, playing with her dog, or enjoying long bike rides.

Portrait of Alexa Davidson

Alexa Davidson

Alexa is a registered nurse with over a decade of experience in neonatal and pediatric cardiac intensive care. As a travel nurse, she crafted a unique nursing style from working with pioneers in pediatric cardiology across the country. After earning a master’s degree in nursing education from Western Governors University, she began teaching as a clinical instructor for associate degree nursing students. Alexa is a lifelong learner and can be found reading at least one historical fiction and one nonfiction book at any given time.

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