Nancy Runton is an author, nurse practitioner, PhD candidate, mother, and President of Runton Associates. Ms. Runton brings to her practice writing and publishing and a career of more than 30 years in the healthcare industry. She has published extensively in medical journals and has been interviewed regarding adolescent access to healthcare. Runton Associates, provides pediatric consulting and workshop sessions for parents and health care providers.
She has written a book, My Child Has a Fever, and is currently finishing her PhD dissertation with an expected completion date of August 2013. Read on to learn more about Ms. Runton's current book, her upcoming books, as well as her research interests and initiatives.
My Child Has a Fever is a self-help book for parents, not yet published as of January 2013. The following synopsis has been sent to literary agents for review:
It’s only natural for parents to be concerned about their children’s health, but they usually lack the perspective of the nurses and doctors who treat dozens of children every day with identical symptoms.
My Child Has a Fever discusses many of the most common phrases the nurse practitioner or doctor hears when parents bring in their sick children, and it offers light-hearted advice to ease any parent’s worry. Remarkably, across cultures and language barriers, much of what each parent says about each child sounds just like the next parent who walks into the doctor’s office. This book connects these parents and helps them see that what feels scary and unknown is actually often healthy and normal.
Nancy Runton, MSN, CRNP
Profession: Ms. Runton has been working in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She is currently a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Virginia Pediatric Group, LTD, Fairfax, Virginia and with the Alexandria City Public Schools.
Ms. Runton has published more than fifteen articles in distinguished medical journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, The International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Ms. Runton has been a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP) since 1995 and has provided pediatric consulting and workshop sessions for parents and health care providers through her private business, Runton Associates.
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