Mary Sweeney, BSN, RN, CEN

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Mary Sweeney, BSN, RN, CEN is an oncology nurse navigator and freelance medical writer. Before working in nurse navigation and patient education, Mary was an emergency nurse at a level 1 trauma center for two years, followed by 4 years as an officer in the Navy Nurse Corps. In the military, she worked in several areas, including emergency/trauma, post-anesthesia, and deployment medicine.

She graduated with a B.A. in Communications in 2009 from George Mason University and went on to attend an accelerated second-degree nursing program at GMU. Mary graduated with her BSN in 2010 and has since developed a well-rounded nursing career with experience in many different areas. Mary still serves her country as a member of the Navy Reserves. When she isn’t at work, she loves to spend time with her husband and twins, and cooks new recipes every chance she gets! She also writes blog posts occasionally about life with twins and how to cope.

Mary’s interests include clinical staff and patient education, and promoting open lines of communication between patients and their healthcare team. The healthcare world can be overwhelming to patients, and she wants to work to change that!

Mary's Education & Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Public Relations concentration, George Mason
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, George Mason University

Mary's Work History & Experience:

  • Nurse Navigator at GW Medical Faculty Associates
  • Emergency/Trauma Registered Nurse at Inova Health System
  • Post-Anesthesia RN at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Emergency nurse at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
  • ER/Trauma RN at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

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Articles Edited by Mary Sweeney

How to Size Maternity and Nursing Bras (Treat the Girls Right)
How to Size Maternity and Nursing Bras (Treat the Girls Right)
Maternity Clothing Sizes (The Ultimate Guide)
Maternity Clothing Sizes (The Ultimate Guide)
The Ultimate Checklist for Labor and Delivery (Mom, Dad & Baby)
The Ultimate Checklist for Labor and Delivery
5 Best Postpartum Ice Packs (2019 Reviews)
Best Postpartum Ice Packs of 2019
Postpartum Hair Loss: The Ultimate Survival Guide (14 Tips to Try)
Feeling Cheated by Your Postpartum Hair Loss? Here Are Some Solutions
5 Best Products for Postpartum Hair Loss (2019 Reviews)
5 Best Postpartum Hair Loss Products to Restore Your Hair
Snoring During Pregnancy (Solutions & Products to Help)
Put Pregnancy Snoring to Bed with These 5 Easy Tips
How to Use a Pregnancy Pillow (Tips to Help You Sleep Better)
How to Sleep With a Pregnancy Pillow
Eye Changes During Pregnancy: Can Your Vision Change?
Eye Changes During Pregnancy: What to Expect and How to Cope
Eating Dates During Pregnancy: Can They Help Ease Labor?
Can Eating Dates Make Labor Easier?
Skin Darkening During Pregnancy: 9 Home Remedies to Help
Skin Darkening During Pregnancy: 9 Home Remedies to Help
The 10 Best Pregnancy-Friendly Fruits for Your Body and Your Baby
The 10 Best Pregnancy-Friendly Fruits for Your Body and Your Baby
How to Deal with Fatigue During Pregnancy (10 Effective Tips)
How to Deal with Fatigue During Pregnancy (10 Effective Tips)
How & When to Tell Work You're Pregnant (Free Email Template)
How to Tell Work You’re Pregnant (With Email Template)
Anxiety During Pregnancy: 11 Effective Tips to Help You Cope
Anxiety During Pregnancy: 11 Effective Tips to Help You Cope
Hair Growth During Pregnancy (Avoid Looking Like A Wookiee)
Hair Growth During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know About This Hairy Situation
Coffee During Pregnancy: How Much Caffeine Is Safe During Pregnancy?
How Much Coffee Can I Drink During Pregnancy?
Headaches During Pregnancy: 8 Ways You Can Prevent Them
How to Prevent Headaches and Migraines During Pregnancy
Stomach Flu During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks & Safe Remedies
Stomach Flu During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks & Safe Remedies
Cough Drops During Pregnancy: Which Are Safe (& Which to Avoid)
Cough Drops During Pregnancy: Which Are Safe & Which Are Not?
Allergies During Pregnancy: Causes & Safe Treatments
What Causes Allergies During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy Cravings & Aversions (11 Tips to Help You Cope)
Cravings During Pregnancy: Causes & Tips to Manage
11 Best Swim Diapers (2019 Reviews)
11 Best Swim Diapers (2019 Reviews)