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)
Best Maternity Work Clothes to Wear While Pregnant (2020 Guide)
Best Maternity Work Clothes to Wear While Pregnant (2020 Guide)
The Ultimate Checklist for Labor and Delivery (Mom, Dad & Baby)
The Ultimate Checklist for Labor and Delivery
5 Best Postpartum Ice Packs (2020 Reviews)
Best Postpartum Ice Packs of 2020
Postpartum Hair Loss: The Ultimate Survival Guide (14 Tips to Try)
Feeling Cheated by Your Postpartum Hair Loss? Here Are Some Solutions
7 Best Crib Sheets (2020 Reviews)
Best Crib Sheets of 2020
5 Best Cribs for Twins (2020 Reviews)
5 Best Cribs for Twins (2020 Reviews)
7 Best Audio Baby Monitors (2020 Reviews)
7 Best Audio Baby Monitors (2020 Reviews)
Top 10 Best Keyboard Pianos for Kids (2020 Reviews)
Top 10 Best Keyboard Pianos for Kids (2020 Reviews)
11 Best Music Toys for Toddlers & Kids (2020 Reviews)
Best Music Toys for Toddlers & Kids of 2020
13 Best Baby & Toddler Snowsuits (2020 Reviews)
13 Best Baby & Toddler Snowsuits (2020 Reviews)
20 Best Baby Bows, Headbands, and Hair Clips of 2020
20 Best Baby Bows, Headbands, and Hair Clips of 2020
10 Best Ring Slings You Can Buy (2020 Reviews)
The Best Ring Slings for Cozy & Comfortable Babywearing
The Best Baby Carriers for Dads (2020 Reivews
Best Baby Carriers for Dads of 2020
5 Best Products for Postpartum Hair Loss (2020 Reviews)
5 Best Postpartum Hair Loss Products to Restore Your Hair
10 Best Baby Bath Mats (2020 Reviews)
10 Best Baby Bath Mats (2020 Reviews)
10 Best Baby Bath Toys & Organizers (2020 Picks & Guide)
The Best Baby Bath Toys to Make Bath Time Fun Again
5 Best Mei Tai Baby Carriers You Can Buy (2020 Reviews)
The Best Mei Tai Baby Carriers (Comfortable & Traditional)
10 Best Baby Security Blankets (2020 Reviews)
What are the Best Security Blankets for My Baby?
7 Best Cloth Diaper Sprayers (2020 Reviews)
Best Cloth Diaper Sprayers of 2020
5 Best Baby Bath Thermometers (2020 Reviews)
5 Best Baby Bath Thermometers (2020 Reviews)
30 Best Nursing Tops and Tees (No Matter Your Body Shape)
Find the Best Nursing Tops and Tees for You (30 Great Picks)
7 Best Baby Food Storage Containers (2020 Reviews)
Best Baby Food Storage Containers of 2020
7 Best Toddler Travel Beds (2020 Reviews)
7 Best Toddler Travel Beds (2020 Reviews)
Snoring During Pregnancy (Solutions & Products to Help)
Put Pregnancy Snoring to Bed with These 5 Easy Tips
7 Best Sleep Sacks for Your Baby (2020 Reviews)
Best Baby Sleep Sacks of 2020
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
10 Best Diaper Caddies (2020 Reviews)
10 Best Diaper Caddies (2020 Reviews)
7 Best Baby Splash Mats (2020 Reviews)
7 Best Baby Splash Mats That Can Handle the Mess
7 Best Shopping Cart Covers (2020 Reviews)
7 Best Shopping Cart Covers (2020 Reviews)
15 Best Cloth Diapers (2020 Reviews)
The Best Cloth Diapers For Eco-Friendly Mamas
10 Best Cabinet Locks for Babyproofing (2020 Reviews)
10 Best Cabinet Locks for Babyproofing (2020 Reviews)
18 Best Maternity Jeans (2020 Reviews)
18 Best Maternity Jeans for Your Changing Body (Stylish Yet Comfortable)
10 Best Postpartum Girdles & Belly Wraps (2020 Picks)
10 Best Postpartum Girdles & Belly Wraps (2020 Picks)
10 Best Toddler & Baby Toothbrushes (2020 Reviews)
How to Find the Best Toothbrush for Your Toddler
23 Best Maternity Bras for Every Size (2020 Reviews)
Best Maternity Bras of 2020
15 Best Maternity Leggings (2020 Reviews)
The 15 Best Maternity Leggings to Make You Feel Like a Rockstar
7 Best Folding High Chairs (2020 Reviews)
7 Best Folding High Chairs (2020 Reviews)
11 Best Swaddle Blankets (2020 Reviews)
Best Swaddle Blankets of 2020
10 Best Diaper Rash Creams (2020 Reviews)
Best Diaper Rash Creams of 2020
10 Best Baby Laundry Detergents (2020 Reviews)
10 Best Baby Laundry Detergents (Liquid, Powder, or Pods)
10 Best Maternity Shoes (2020 Reviews)
Best Pregnancy Shoes of 2020
9 Best Booster Seats for Eating (2020 Reviews)
Best Booster Seats 2020
10 Best Baby Thermometers (2020 Reviews)
Best Baby Thermometers You Can Buy (Safe & Accurate)
7 Best Life Jackets for Infants and Toddlers (2020 Reviews)
Best Infant & Toddler Life Jackets of 2020
10 Best Sunscreens for Babies & Kids (2020 Reviews)
Best Sunscreens For Babies and Kids of 2020
8 Best Baby Nasal Aspirators (2020 Reviews)
Best Nasal Aspirators of 2020
15 Best Baby Carriers (2020 Reviews)
The Best Baby Carriers for Every Possible Situation
13 Best High Chairs (2020 Reviews)
The Best High Chairs For Every Type of Situation
15 Best Maternity Belts & Belly Bands (2020 Reviews)
Best Maternity Belts and Belly Bands of 2020
7 Best Hook On High Chairs (2020 Reviews)
Best Hook On High Chairs of 2020
7 Best High Chairs for Small Spaces (2020 Reviews)
Best High Chairs for Small Spaces of 2020
12 Best Changing Tables (2020 Reviews)
12 Best Changing Tables (2020 Reviews)
11 Best Swim Diapers (2020 Reviews)
11 Best Swim Diapers (2020 Reviews)
10 Best Overnight Diapers (2020 Reviews)
What are the Best Overnight Diapers for Keeping Baby Dry?
4 Best Teething Necklaces (2020 Reviews)
Best Necklaces for Moms of 2020
10 Best Baby Beach Tents (2020 Reviews)
10 Best Baby Beach Tents (2020 Reviews)