Member Suggestions Wanted for Article contest - page 3

We've had several great article contest (see previous winners), and for our next contest, I'd love to hear from you to see what nursing theme(s) you would like to see. Here are previous themes... Read More

  1. by   psalm
    It would be great to have the three winners all about long term care nursing; the challenges in nursing care of the person with multiple diagnoses; the chronically ill patient; or certain populations, ie, sickle cell crisis patients; gender issues (transgender pts., lesbian health care, etc).
  2. by   forrester
    What would a nursing led healthcare system look like?
  3. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    Maybe its just me but a lot of these ideas seem like great discussion topics but I am not sure if they would make great articles or not. A few ideas I had that would allow for a few more applications would be.

    - What inspired you to become a nurse.

    - The trials and tribulations of nursing school.

    - A patient that changed your life or how you think about nursing.

    I really like the "What inspired you to become a nurse" prompt because it lets you tell a story and sure you will get some of those "I wanted to help people" kind of stories but I think you will also get some really inspiring stories that remind people why they are getting into or have been in this profession.

  4. by   ninskie
    i hope the articles for the contest will be focused:

    obtaining scholarships for Masters degree related to nursing

    operating room nurses
    oncology nurses

    i believe we can get good stories from them.
  5. by   oncnursemsn
    This has been mentioned before- but why are you in the specialty you're in? What keep you there coming back shift after shift? Being in oncology nearly 26 years, I'm biased and think this is a very special population. Kind of goes with the "write about a patient or family and situation that impacted/changed/moved/motivated you."
    Thanks Brian- I'm including "All Nurses" on the syllabus this year for my med surg students in the fall.
  6. by   twistedpupchaser
    I like a lot of the ideas presented here, they are relevent and educational. I have a great deal of sympathy for those of you who have to try and decide.

    As for the previous Articles, I have learnt and felt so much from the ones I have read. The simple imagery with such powerfull messages has taught me more than University ever could, I thank everyone for sharing in this way.
  7. by   stumpy1
    How about ways to deal with anger/bad behavior of a.) patients b.) nurses c.) family members d.) physicians e.) management f.) ancillary staff

    As a new graduate, I was amazed at the way any of the above responded to me in anger. I was not prepared to deal with any of them and reacted by being hurt, wounded. It took years to gain enough experience/confidence to effectively cope.

    Most of us do not expect to encounter "bad behavior" in stressful situations. It can provide stress that prevents us from wanting to return to work. How do we react in situations to prevent "enabling" the behavior to continue? We could share our experiences of EFFECTIVELY defusing situations and learn from each other.
  8. by   BEDPAN76
    HOW ABOUT: The longest shift you ever worked? Maybe due to being snowbound, or during a hurricane. OR something that happened when you were off duty (especially on vacation) and had to use your nursing skills?
  9. by   Laurab14
    I would like to see something regarding the insipiration you received or lesson learned from a patient. Something sappy!

    Laura RN
  10. by   julius cezar
    hi everybody, i would like to suggest that we should have an article in connection with bioethical issue that affects nurses' decision in providing quality care; that will also bring guidance and teach us a lesson. thank you.
  11. by   Brian
    Thanks for all the suggestions. Please keep this thread going as we will use it for future article contest.

    As someone already mentioned, some of the ideas posted here would make better threads or polls, than Article Contest Themes.

    Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Again, please keep the ideas coming!
  12. by   racypatty
    I would like to see an article about creative staffing in the current nursing shortage. I would also be interested in recruitment and retention suggestions when money isn't an option. I work for a small rural hospital and we are very short staffed in all units. Patty
  13. by   peachie3.31
    Standard of care, I think and agree would be a good topic. Nursing staff taking pride in their job and heart with the patients.