2012 Article Contest 4th Quarter

  1. For this article contest, we have 5 subjects for you to choose from:

    1. Nursing Ghost Stories
    2. Things you are thankful for as a nurse / nursing student (in relation to your nursing education, work, or experience)
    3. Positive experiences you have had working on a holiday such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc
    4. Extraordinary recoveries you have witnessed in dire medical situations
    5. A person who has had an impact on you as a nurse or nursing student
    6. Your most memorable clinical experience.

    The articles can encompass daily work, past experience, education, study tips, etc.

    4 winners will be chosen with a total cash value of $600!

    Only articles submitted in the following sections will be considered for this contest: is available for nurses by nurses. It is a place where you can learn, communicate, and network with more than 638,000 nurses. You can learn more about nursing as a career, find tips on networking with fellow colleagues, read personal stories, and/or discuss day-to-day nursing activity.

    Prize: $150 each

    You will help select the winners - a Top 10 poll will be available on Dec. 15th. A week later we will announce the 4 winners.

    Contest Rules:
    • Article tone and content must comply with our contest rules and Terms of Service.
    • Articles must have a minimum of 400 words.
    • Articles must be submitted between Oct 1st - Dec 15th.
    • No plagiarism - your article must be written in your own words.
    • Articles will be reviewed by staff for consideration before displaying publicly.
    • Articles must be unique, articles should not be listed on other websites, blogs, article sites etc.
    • You grant permission to rights to publish in magazines, books, etc. You will be notified and credited if published.
    • Keep personal formatting choices such as text color and font choices to a minimum - use only for headings.

    Note: You may submit multiple articles.

    How to Submit an Article

    Good luck to everyone! We are looking forward to reading all your articles!

    UPDATE: We have chosen the Top 10 Articles.

    Vote for your favorite - Top 10 - You Decide Who Wins 4th Quarter Article Contest
    Last edit by Joe V on Dec 17, '12
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  3. by   GitanoRN
  4. by   jakelepiarz
    Hi I'm new to the community so forgive me if this is a silly question. I'm stoked about the contest, but how/where do I submit an article?

    Thanks so much for your help!!!
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from jakelepiarz
    Hi I'm new to the community so forgive me if this is a silly question. I'm stoked about the contest, but how/where do I submit an article?

    Thanks so much for your help!!!
    Welcome to, jakelepiarz

    Here is How to Submit an Article
  6. by   manisha03
  7. by   madwife2002
    Sounds great
  8. by   herring_RN
    I would try to write about an extraordinary recovery except that details could identify the patient.
    And I'm not a good writer.
  9. by   jakelepiarz
    Thanks for the help!!
  10. by   ladyD123
    I would have loved to tell this story but i haven't encountered such experience.

    good luck to all who are participating.
  11. by   Psychcns
    Make up some details to disguise the pt.
    Show not tell is the basic rule.
    ie. Describe scenes--what you see, hear, etc..
    Do an outline of scenes--give it a try-- sometimes your subconscious takes over once you start--you have the idea, that is the first step!! Best to you..
  12. by   anashenwrath
    I've written up a couple of ghost stories to submit for Halloween, but I'm having some trouble figuring out the best area to post them under. Is there a section that is best for fiction? I'm thinking Nurses Rock or Nurses and Spirituality, but I don't want to post in the wrong place.

  13. by   Joe V
    Go ahead and post - they will be moved if needed while in the Approval process.
  14. by   rn Eltayeb
    My pleasure to join you

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