Ellyn Vohnoutka, BSN, RN is a freelance healthcare writer. She has also been a nurse for over 13 years, specializing in behavioral health, substance abuse, and community health nursing. She is passionate about patient empowerment and increasing health literacy. As a writer, she focuses on creating content that turns often complex medical information into easy-to-understand plain language. Outside of the office, you can find her in the woods with her dog or losing track of time with a good book.