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Gayle Morris

RN, BSN, MSN
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.

Subject areas:

Pediatrics, registered nursing

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Articles by Gayle Morris

How Nurses Can Support Patients With Medical Trauma and PTSD
Gayle Morris
October 6, 20224 Min Read
What Is a Registered Nurse?
Gayle Morris
January 20, 20226 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: How Can I Become a Nurse as a Second-Degree Student?
Gayle Morris
October 5, 20225 Min Read
Working as a Nurse With a Learning Disability
Gayle Morris
October 4, 20225 Min Read
Cosmetic Nurses Suggest Skincare Products to Use (and Which to Avoid)
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
October 11, 20216 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: How Long Does It Take to Pay Off Student Loans for an MSN?
Gayle Morris
September 29, 20223 Min Read
How to Become a Wound Care Nurse
Gayle Morris
September 28, 20226 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: What Are the Best Scrubs for Nurses?
Gayle Morris
September 26, 20226 Min Read
Best Stethoscopes for Nursing Students
Gayle Morris
September 12, 20225 Min Read
Can You Get Your Medical Assistant Certificate Online?
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
March 2, 20223 Min Read
The Best Hospitals to Work as a Nurse in 2022-2023
Gayle Morris
February 4, 20226 Min Read
7 Tips for Using Social Media as a Nursing Professional
Gayle Morris
September 15, 20224 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: What Is the Quickest Way to Become an FNP?
Gayle Morris
September 14, 20223 Min Read
7 Reasons Why a Career in Nursing Can Be Recession-Proof
Gayle Morris
September 12, 20225 Min Read
10 Monkeypox Myths Debunked By Nurses
Gayle Morris
September 7, 20224 Min Read
The Top Nursing Schools in Colorado
Gayle Morris
March 2, 20226 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: How Can I Study for the Next Generation 2023 NCLEX?
Gayle Morris
April 26, 20225 Min Read
Top 20 Cities for Nurse Practitioner Salaries 2022
Gayle Morris
August 30, 20226 Min Read
The 7 Top States for Travel Nurses (Fall)
Gayle Morris
August 31, 20225 Min Read
The 5 Best Backpacks for Nursing Students, According to Nurses
Gayle Morris
July 28, 20226 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: What Are the Best Nursing Shoes?
Gayle Morris
August 10, 20226 Min Read
Nurses Recommend the 10 Best Apps for Nursing Students
Gayle Morris
July 21, 20225 Min Read
How to Become a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner
Gayle Morris BSN, MSN
December 16, 20216 Min Read
Post-Pandemic Nursing Shortage: What It Means for Aspiring Nurses
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
March 3, 20226 Min Read
Medical Billing and Coding vs. Nursing
Gayle Morris, RN, BSN, MSN
October 6, 20216 Min Read
35 Instagram and Twitter Accounts for Nurses to Follow
Gayle Morris
January 13, 20226 Min Read
Meet a School Nurse
Gayle Morris
October 11, 20216 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: Why Become a Community Health Nurse?
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
October 12, 20214 Min Read
Time Management Tips for Nursing Students
Gayle Morris
November 10, 20216 Min Read
Where to Donate to Support Nurses and Other Frontline Workers
Gayle Morris
November 18, 20215 Min Read
10 Tips for Nurses Interested in International Travel Nursing
Gayle Morris
November 16, 20214 Min Read
15 Study Tips for Mastering Nursing School Finals
Gayle Morris
November 15, 20215 Min Read
6 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays as a Busy Nurse
Gayle Morris
December 2, 20213 Min Read
COVID-19 Booster Shots for All: 6 Things You Need to Know
Gayle Morris
December 9, 20214 Min Read
Meet a Cannabis Nurse
Gayle Morris
December 11, 20216 Min Read
Can I See an NP Instead of a Doctor?
Gayle Morris
December 14, 20213 Min Read
25 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Every Nurse
Gayle Morris
December 13, 20216 Min Read
How to Become an International Travel Nurse
Gayle Morris
October 21, 20216 Min Read
5 Things to Know About Cannabis Nursing
Gayle Morris
March 8, 20223 Min Read
The Value of Critical Thinking in Nursing
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
March 3, 20226 Min Read
10 Reasons Why RNs Should Pursue their BSN Degree
Gayle Morris BSN, MSN
January 20, 20226 Min Read
How to Manage Stress as a Nurse
Gayle Morris
October 13, 20213 Min Read
What to Expect On Your First Day as an RN
Gayle Morris BSN, MSN
November 24, 20216 Min Read
Is a Public Health Degree Worth it?
Gayle Morris BSN, MSN
October 6, 20214 Min Read
LPN Job and Salary Outlook In Massachusetts
Gayle Morris, RN, BSN, MSN
November 11, 20216 Min Read
Meet a Registered Nurse
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
November 11, 20216 Min Read
What Does It Take To Become an Effective Charge Nurse?
Gayle Morris, RN, BSN, MSN
October 12, 20216 Min Read
Meet a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner
Gayle Morris
October 14, 20214 Min Read
15 Truths About Holistic Nursing
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
October 27, 20215 Min Read
Meet a Holistic Nurse
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
October 27, 20215 Min Read
Nursing and Healthcare Trends We Can Expect to See in 2022
Gayle Morris
November 3, 20216 Min Read
Myths About Seeing a Nurse Practitioner vs. a Doctor
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
March 8, 20226 Min Read
Meet a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Gayle Morris
October 14, 20215 Min Read
Meet a Family Nurse Practitioner
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
November 11, 20216 Min Read
10 Ways Nurses and Nurse Leaders Can Improve Patient Education
Gayle Morris
December 8, 20216 Min Read
20 Entrepreneur and Business Ideas for Nurses
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
March 4, 20226 Min Read
How Much Do Charge Nurses Make?
Gayle Morris
October 5, 20215 Min Read
What No One Tells You as a New NP Grad
Gayle Morris
October 21, 20216 Min Read
How to Become an IV Infusion Nurse
Gayle Morris, RN, BSN, MSN
November 12, 20216 Min Read
Meet a Nurse Practitioner
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
October 12, 20214 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: What Jobs Can Nurses With Physical Disabilities Get?
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
October 8, 20216 Min Read
How to Become an RN Coder
Gayle Morris
March 2, 20226 Min Read
What You Need to Know About Changes to the NCLEX Exam
Gayle Morris
December 2, 20216 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: Given the Pandemic, Is Becoming a Nurse Worth It?
Gayle Morris
January 25, 20226 Min Read
5 Things Medical Assistants Learn on the Job
Gayle Morris
December 13, 20214 Min Read
16 Reasons to Choose a Career in Nursing
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
March 3, 20226 Min Read
How to Become a Certified Medical Assistant
Gayle Morris, RN, BSN, MSN
March 3, 20224 Min Read
How to Become a Nutrition Nurse
Gayle Morris
February 25, 20226 Min Read
Navigating Nursing as a Nurse Living With Disabilities
Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
October 22, 20216 Min Read
4 Things Nurses Should Know About the Current Economy
Gayle Morris
August 26, 20226 Min Read
7 Things Nurses Should Know About Monkeypox
Gayle Morris
August 24, 20223 Min Read
Working With Vulnerable Populations as a Nurse Practitioner
Gayle Morris
December 9, 20216 Min Read
How Are Schools Addressing the Nursing Shortage?
Gayle Morris
August 23, 20225 Min Read
How to Become a PACU Nurse
Gayle Morris
August 22, 20226 Min Read
Physician Assistant Career Overview
Gayle Morris
August 18, 20225 Min Read
Advocating for Full-Practice Authority as a Nurse Practitioner
NurseJournal.com Staff
December 7, 20215 Min Read
8 Tips for Nurses Navigating Today’s Economy
Gayle Morris
August 17, 20223 Min Read
9 Tips to Help Nursing Students Stay Organized
Gayle Morris
August 17, 20223 Min Read
What Nurses Should Know About the 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline
Gayle Morris
August 17, 20226 Min Read
Dental Assistant Training: Learn How to Become a Dental Assistant
Gayle Morris
August 9, 20226 Min Read
In-Person vs. Online Nursing Programs: Which Is Right for Me?
Gayle Morris
July 12, 20226 Min Read
Nurses Recommend These Tools to Help Nursing Students Stay Organized
Gayle Morris
August 11, 20223 Min Read
How to Become a Geriatric Nurse
Gayle Morris
July 15, 20226 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: What Is Monkeypox and Should We Be Concerned?
Gayle Morris
July 12, 20225 Min Read
7 Steps for Success as a New Nursing Grad
Gayle Morris
June 2, 20226 Min Read
How to Cope With the Challenges Faced by Working Nurses Today
Gayle Morris
December 21, 20216 Min Read
Nurse Advocacy Groups to Pay Attention To
Gayle Morris
February 10, 20224 Min Read
12 Back-to-School Tips for New School Nurses
Gayle Morris
July 28, 20223 Min Read
Average RN Salary in Maine: See How Much ME Nurses Make in 2022
Gayle Morris
June 29, 20225 Min Read
Average RN Salary in Colorado: See How Much CO Nurses Make in 2022
Gayle Morris
June 27, 20225 Min Read
Back-to-School Toolkit for School Nurses
Gayle Morris
July 21, 20226 Min Read
The Importance of Male Representation in Nursing
Gayle Morris
July 21, 20225 Min Read
Nurse Practitioner Specialities: Explore Different Types of NPs
Gayle Morris
April 11, 20226 Min Read
How Much Do Urology Nurses Make?
Gayle Morris
July 15, 20226 Min Read
How Much Do Operating Room Nurses Make?
Gayle Morris
July 6, 20225 Min Read
How Much Do Nurse Administrators Make?
Gayle Morris
July 6, 20225 Min Read
How Nurses Use Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies for Mental Health
Gayle Morris
June 27, 20225 Min Read
A Guide to Caring for Patients With PTSD
Gayle Morris
December 9, 20216 Min Read
LGBTQ+ Nursing and Healthcare Organizations to Join or Support
Gayle Morris
June 20, 20223 Min Read
11 Great Nursing Careers in a Patient Care Setting
Gayle Morris
October 26, 20216 Min Read
12 Tips for Surviving Your First Nursing Night Shift
Gayle Morris
October 8, 20216 Min Read
10 Ways to Gain Professional Nursing Experience
NurseJournal Staff
January 21, 20224 Min Read
9 Future Job Trends for Nurse Practitioners
Gayle Morris
March 4, 20223 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: What Can I Do as a Nurse Aside From Bedside?
Gayle Morris
January 31, 20226 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: What Tax Benefits Can I Claim as a Registered Nurse?
Gayle Morris
March 4, 20226 Min Read
Ask a Nurse: Should Nurses Be Diluting IV Push Medications?
Gayle Morris
April 7, 20225 Min Read
Meet an Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner
Gayle Morris
June 17, 20226 Min Read
Summer Tips From Nurses: Caring for Summer Sicknesses
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20224 Min Read
Summer Tips From Nurses: Child Internet Safety
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20223 Min Read
Summer Tips From Nurses: Bug and Tick Bites
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20223 Min Read
Summer Tips From Nurses: Bicycle Safety
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20223 Min Read
Summer Tips From Nurses: Playground Safety
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20224 Min Read
Summer Tips From Nurses: Protecting Child Hydration
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20223 Min Read
Summer Tips From Nurses: Sun Care for Children
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20224 Min Read
Summer Tips From Nurses: Pool and Water Safety
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20225 Min Read
What Are Common Nursing Interview Questions?
Gayle Morris
June 10, 20226 Min Read
How Much Do Endoscopy Nurses Make?
Gayle Morris
June 7, 20226 Min Read
Pediatric Nurse’s Guide to a Safe Summer for Kids
Gayle Morris
June 3, 20221 Min Read
Meet a Nurse Anesthetist
Gayle Morris
January 24, 20225 Min Read
The Best-Paying Jobs for Clinical Nurse Specialists
Gayle Morris
December 9, 20216 Min Read
How to Become a Cardiac Nurse
Gayle Morris
May 26, 20226 Min Read
Nurse Activism: 15 Ways Nurses Can Affect Real Change
Gayle Morris
February 15, 20226 Min Read
15 Nurse Blogs You Should Be Following
Gayle Morris
February 16, 20223 Min Read
10 Reasons to Get Certified in Medical Assisting
NurseJournal Staff
January 11, 20223 Min Read
9 Ways a Nursing Degree Makes Life Better
Gayle Morris
November 11, 20214 Min Read
Native American and Indigenous Nurses You Should Know About
Gayle Morris
November 11, 20216 Min Read
6 Effective Postshift Wind-Down Routines for Nurses
Gayle Morris
February 4, 20226 Min Read
16 AAPI Nurses to Know for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Gayle Morris
March 16, 20226 Min Read
20 Nurse Leaders Past and Present to Honor for Black History Month
Gayle Morris
February 3, 20226 Min Read
How to Support Nurses and Raise Nurse Retention Rates
Gayle Morris
March 8, 20226 Min Read
Meet a Military Nurse
Gayle Morris
April 7, 20226 Min Read
7 Key Challenges Faced by Nurse Educators Today
Gayle Morris
January 11, 20226 Min Read
Maintaining Relationships While in Nursing School
Gayle Morris
October 11, 20215 Min Read
Special Discounts and Deals for Nurses
Gayle Morris
October 25, 20215 Min Read
7 Most Critical Prerequisites for Getting Your MSN
NurseJournal Staff
October 26, 20213 Min Read
How to Navigate Dating, Love, and Sex With an STI/STD
Gayle Morris
April 8, 20226 Min Read
13 Tips for Love, Sex, and Dating as STI Positive
Gayle Morris
April 13, 20225 Min Read
12 Tips for Nurses to Deal with Pre and Postshift Anxiety
Gayle Morris
February 3, 20226 Min Read
10 Benefits to Pursuing a Career in Nursing
Gayle Morris
October 12, 20216 Min Read
Nursing Scholarships and Grants
Gayle Morris
March 2, 20226 Min Read
Florence Nightingale: Uncovering Her Impacts on Nursing and Colonialism
Gayle Morris
February 28, 20224 Min Read
8 Tips for How to Thrive as a Nurse With ADHD
Gayle Morris
February 17, 20226 Min Read
Essential Communication Tips to Excel as a New Nurse Leader
Gayle Morris
February 12, 20226 Min Read
Meet a Chief Nursing Officer
Gayle Morris
February 11, 20225 Min Read
18 Intimacy and Romance Tips for Busy Nurses
Gayle Morris
February 1, 20226 Min Read
How Nurses Can Recognize and Report Human Trafficking
Gayle Morris
January 31, 20226 Min Read
Tips to Help Nurses Pick New Year’s Goals
Gayle Morris
December 21, 20215 Min Read