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MarlaJan

MarlaJan

Patient turned Nurse turned ePatient

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I went from pediatric cardiac patient to pediatric cardiac nurse, and somewhere along the way I was diagnosed with a slew of other diseases- systemic lupus (with many overlapping autoimmune diseases), cervical cancer, and had a double mastectomy after a pre-cancerous lump was found in my breast. Fun times.
When my nursing career had to be put on hold due to my deteriorating health, I began a new career as a patient advocate/influencer. I started my blog, Luck Fupus, in 2012, and have since used that as a platform to travel the country and share my (crazy) story, discuss hot button topics like patient centricity and transparency, and be the voice for patients. I've received scholarships to attend and speak at a variety of healthcare conferences including Stanford MedicineX, PCORI Annual Summit, MMM Transforming Healthcare, Patients as Partners and many more.

AVAILABILITY: 10-20 hours/week

Industry Experience
Education Healthcare - Advocacy Healthcare - Clinical Healthcare - Online Communities Healthcare - Patient & Family Advisory Councils Healthcare - Pharmaceutical Healthcare - Research Healthcare - Telemedicine Professional Services
Areas Of Expertise
Blogger Editor Mobile App Development Online Moderation Other Peer Support Product & App Testing Reporter Social Media Social Networking
Health Perspective
Patient Healthcare Provider Advocate
Health Conditions
Autoimmune Diseases Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Heart Disease Infertility Lupus Rare Diseases
Founder at Luck Fupus, LLC
March 2012 – Present

Founder and author of the blog Luck Fupus; a blog that details the day-to-day and long term struggles of life with multiple chronic illnesses. I provide relevant data, including information about clinical trials, on a number of diseases.


June 2004 – Present

Clinical Registered Nurse
Experience in cardiac ICU, surgical/trauma, apheresis,phone triage nursing


Masters, MSN- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Villanova University
January 2012 – Present
Villanova, PA, United States


Bachelors, BSN- Nursing
Immaculata University
September 2008 – December 2010
Immaculata, PA, United States


Associates, ASN- Nursing
Rowan College at Gloucester County
September 2004 – May 2006
Sewell, NJ, United States


Bachelors, BS- Bachelor of Science in Biology
Rowan University
September 1999 – May 2003
Glassboro, NJ, United States



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