Nursing is a Science TOO!

As part of the release of Putting the Science in Fiction, Jessie and I have had so much fun talking to different scientists about their various fields.

On our latest episode of Conversations in Science, we spoke with Stephanie Sauvinet about being a nurse. Between the new technologies being used and the various skills that nurses can specialize in, there is so much to being a nurse that most people completely overlook.

Convo Science: Nursing is a Science
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Sunday, Dec 9, 2018)

On the show, we talked about:

  • what a nurse does (hint: it's about MORE than just holding a patient's hand);
  • what an oncology nurse does;
  • the different types of cancer;
  • some of the technologies available within hospitals that nurses use;
  • some of the technologies that have been trialed that we're glad was not fully adopted;
  • why people might want to be a nurse;
  • what you might want to study in school if you would like to pursue nursing as a career;
  • and the fact that nurses no longer need to learn to decipher doctors' handwriting.

We also spoke about Putting the Science in Fiction. In this book, 39 different experts talk about various aspects of science and where fiction often gets it wrong. Stephanie's contribution to this book discusses how nurses are misrepresented within fiction.

Putting the Science in Fiction

Putting the Science in Fiction

Genre: Non-Fiction
Tag: Published

Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres

Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres—science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers.

This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you.

More info →

About Stephanie Sauvinet

Stephanie  wanted to be an archaeologist for a long time just so she could find the Stargate but settled for the endless possibilities of the SF/F genres. Stephanie writes adult and young-adult science-fiction that explores the future of technology and its consequences on humanity.

A French expat, Stephanie practices as an oncology and stem cell transplant certified nurse, loves puzzling her cats by speaking French and enjoys the wonders of New Orleans.

Stephanie is represented by literary agents Nicole Resciniti and Lynnette Novak of The Seymour Agency.

You can catch Stephanie on Twitter (@StephanieSauvin) or on her personal website.

P.S. I'd love to meet you on Twitter or Facebook.

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