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allnurses® Article Contest - Surviving Nursing School and Beyond

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Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Would You Like to Share Your Tips/Advice with Struggling Nursing Students?

When the Coronavirus first invaded the United States and the world, who would ever imagine how our lives would change? We all know that Nursing School is challenging from applying to school to graduating and taking the NCLEX. It is increasingly more challenging with all the additional restrictions in place due to the Pandemic, causing many students to question their career choice. Help us reach out to our students with encouragement and advice that will help them survive nursing school challenges and become prepared and confident as they enter the nursing workforce.

allnurses® Article Contest - Surviving Nursing School and Beyond

5 Winners - Each Winner Will Receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card

It’s October and Back to School for many including Nursing Students. But this year, 2020, the year of the Pandemic, is unlike any other. The deadly virus has spread quickly around the world, causing interruptions and cancellations in our daily lives, including school. Many schools across the country were closed early in the Spring of 2020 before school was officially over. Schools were forced to turn to online school, and clinicals were a real problem in the midst of the Pandemic. Some schools that recently reopened for Fall Semester were forced to shut down again due to raging numbers positive COVID testing results.

We need nurses more than ever, so nursing schools must go on, in spite of the new and continuing challenges. We want to help our nursing students arm themselves with valuable tips that will set them up for academic and clinical success in nursing school and their nursing career beyond.  We are calling on all nurses, new and experienced, as well as students to provide some helpful tips and advice through articles that will help students get through this most tumultuous time and prepare them for life as a new nurse.

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We are looking for articles about anything related to helping students survive nursing school and life as a student to a smooth transition into the nursing world.  Your articles can be study tips, what helped you get through nursing school, how you paid for school, what to expect during orientation, what you wish you knew as a student preparing to be a new nurse, etc. Here are a few suggestions for topics:

  • Time Management While in Nursing School
  • New Mom Going to Nursing School 
  • Working While Attending Nursing School
  • Attending Nursing School with Young Children
  • Clinical Struggles During the Pandemic
  • Your Personal Struggles with NCLEX
  • Interviewing for your first job as a nurse
  • Nurses: What Would You Tell Yourself if You Were a Student Today?
  • What Nursing Specialty Should I Choose?
  • Do Nurses Really Eat Their Young?
  • How to Avoid Burnout as a Student
  • Nursing School Stress and Exhilaration 
  • Balancing School and Life Outside of School
  • Is There Light at the End of this Long Tunnel?

Who Can Enter

This contest is open to all. You must be a registered member. You don't have to be an experienced writer. This is open to nurses and students. Although these topics are targeted at students and students are encouraged to participate, we also want nurses (new and experienced) to share their personal experiences with surviving nursing school...and beyond.

We all have our own nursing school stories to tell... Please share your story and tips with us.

Rules of Submission

We are so glad you are interested in submitting an article. Here are the rules of submission:

  • Article tone and content must comply with our rules and Terms of Service. No solicitation.
  • Articles must have a minimum of 700 words.
  • No plagiarism - Your article must be written in your own words and cannot be posted on other websites, blogs, etc. prior to posting on allnurses.
  • Articles will be reviewed and approved by staff for consideration before displaying publicly.
  • Articles must be unique and should not be listed on other websites, blogs, article sites, etc. prior to posting on allnurses. Once your articles have been published on allnurses.com, you are welcome and encouraged to share them on your other sites and social channels.
  • You may submit multiple articles.
  • You grant permission to allnurses.com rights to publish in magazines, books, etc. You will be notified and credited if published.
  • Keep personal formatting choices such as font choice and size to a minimum - use only for headings.
  • Check grammar, punctuation, and spelling before clicking SUBMIT.

How to Submit Your Article

To submit your Article, go to the General Student Forum and click the green tab on the right: ADD NEW TOPIC

When that loads, click, "Article?". Then, click the dropdown menu that reads: "Yes I'm Submitting An Article".

Follow the instructions to complete all required fields (TITLE, ARTICLE SUMMARY, and CONTENT), scroll and click SUBMIT TOPIC. Do NOT submit the article as a PDF file.

Once you have submitted the Article, it will be reviewed by the Editorial Staff. If the Editors have questions, they will contact you for additional information.

Only Articles containing 700 words or more will qualify for the contest.

Winners will be selected by the Editorial Staff. If you have questions about Article submissions, please contact the Admin Help Desk.

Don't Wait

Get your article submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading and benefitting from your advice, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the lucky ones enjoying a $200 prize later this year.

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

As the Community Director, I'm here to help make your time here enjoyable. Please contact me if I can help you. I'd love to hear from you.

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6 Comment(s)

Joe V

Specializes in Programming / Strategist / Web Development. Has 24 years experience.

Looking forward to the entries!! 

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Students look forward to encouraging words.  They are like Care Packages from the heart.


Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

We are waiting for YOU to be the first!


Specializes in ICU, SRNA. Has 3 years experience.

I am excited to have entered! I just submitted my first article: "How to SURVIVE and THRIVE in Nursing School during the era of COVID-19". I hope it can help my fellow nurses and students out there! Best of luck to everyone.

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

2 hours ago, SRNALauren said:

I am excited to have entered! I just submitted my first article: "How to SURVIVE and THRIVE in Nursing School during the era of COVID-19". I hope it can help my fellow nurses and students out there! Best of luck to everyone.

Your article submission has been received.  Thanks so much for participating in the contest.  


tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

The article submissions are starting to roll in.  Get your article in today!