The writing world calls her “Epstein,” reality calls her “Kay.”  Many know her just as good ole “Epi.”  

She has been a nurse since 1992.  Not only was she chosen as one of the traveling nurses of the year in 2005.  She was first published in 2001, and in travel nursing since 2003.  “Highway Hypodermics: Travel Nursing 2017” is the sixth book in her nursing series.  

Her travel nursing books have received top awards.  The 2005 version was a finalist in the USABooksNews’ annual awards, the 2007 version reached Number One on Amazon’s best seller list in Nursing Trends, Issued, and Roles. The 2009 version was a winner in the USABookNews’ annual awards in 2010. The 2012 version debuted on the Amazon’s Issues, Trends, and Roles best seller list and quickly catapulted to the number one position.

At one time of the 2015 version and the 2017 version were on the Amazon Best Selling list for Nursing, Issues, Trends, and Roles.  PURCHASE ON AMAZON.



Kay "Epstein LaRue" Slane, RN, BS, CGM, starte her nursing career as a CNA December 6, 1990. Since that time, she has worked as a CNA (1.5yrs), an LPN (5yrs), and RN (20 years). In 2013 she also completed her Grad-Level Certificate in Nursing Management. When she started out traveling in 2003, she couldn't understand why there wasn't one place that you could get all of these companies benefits at the same website; therefore, she created Highway Hypodermics (the website) to house her database of Travel Nursing Companies. It was during her first assignment in Phoenix, AZ, that she decided to write a journal of her first assignment. This work along with her travel company information was published in January of 2005 as "Highway Hypodermics: Your Road Map To Travel Nursing." In 2007, her updated version, "Highway Hypodermics: Travel Nursing 2007” was the first version to reach number one in the Nursing Trend, Issues, and Roles category on Amazon. The 2009 & 2012 versions were both frequently found on the Top 100 list on Amazon for Nursing Trend, Issues,and Roles. 2015 was a total rewrite, and therefore, the start of a second generation of "Highway Hypodermics: Travel Nursing 20XX" books. "Highway Hypodermics: Travel Nursing 2017," has remained in the top 20 book on Amazon's Nursing Reference eBook list since its publication in September of 2016. In 2013 she completed her Graduate-Level Certificate in Nursing Management (CGM) and currently travels as a house supervisor.

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