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Fall is here...and so is COVID. This was supposed to be a “Summer of Hope” as residents got vaccinated, lives were saved, and things returned to normal. Instead, it is now a “Fall of Gloom and Doom” as the Delta variant is raging across the nation. For this contest, we want you to share your ideas of how the surging COVID tide can be turned around.

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COVID-19: How Can Nurses Help Turn the Tide? | Article Contest

$1000 in Prizes!  5 Winners Will Each Receive $200 Amazon Gift Card

Fall is here...and so is COVID. This was supposed to be a “Summer of Hope” as residents got vaccinated, lives were saved, and things returned to normal.  Instead, it is now a “Fall of Gloom and Doom” as the Delta variant is raging across the nation.  Hospitals are dealing with more COVID patients and overflowing ICUs than ever as the Delta variant spreads like the California wildfires. Schools have opened their doors for the first time in many months, and with this comes many pediatric COVID patients who are not able to be vaccinated dealing with this deadly virus.  One would think by now that people would realize that COVID is real and is going to continue to spread, taking more lives, including our children unless… everyone does their part…

Since the beginning of the Pandemic, nurses have been at the forefront of the ongoing COVID battle. What can we (nurses) do to help turn the tide...to decrease the number of admissions...to save more lives???  There are many factors and issues that need to be addressed, including the massive amount of inaccurate information that we hear on a daily basis.  As the most trusted profession (and the most overworked members of the front line) the nation needs to hear your thoughts. 

Article Topics:

For this contest, we want you to share your ideas of how the surging COVID tide can be turned around.  Nurses are the ones who are caring for COVID patients.  You are the one who has witnessed so many deaths.  Many times you are the one who hears their last words before they are intubated and the last person they see before they die.  You are emotionally and physically exhausted. As you struggle to care for your patients, you hear stories on the news about harmful COVID myths and misinformation that people are actually following. What are the things you would like to tell the public about how they can help turn the tide of this deadly Pandemic? 

NOTE: Although politics and politicians have played a part in the path that COVID has taken over these many months, article content should not focus on politics, politicians… Instead, content for this contest should be based on scientific findings with credible sources listed.  Articles that do not comply with this or other rules listed below will not be approved for participation in the contest.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

  • How has COVID impacted the nursing shortage?
  • How Can Nurses Dispel COVID-19 Myths and Dis/Mis-information?
  • How Can Nurses Maintain Emotional/ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
  • What Role Has the Mass Media/Social Media Played During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • COVID-19: A Nation at War with Each Other 
  • School Nurses: What COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols are in Place?
  • Mass Gatherings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

$1000 in Cash Prizes! $200 Each for Top 5 Articles

Contest Rules of Submission:

  • Article tone and content must comply with our contest rules and Terms of Service.  No solicitation. 
  • Articles must have a minimum of 700 words.
  • Articles must be submitted between September 13th and October 29th.
  • No plagiarism - Your article must be written in your own words. 
  • No solicitation.
  • 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.
  • If you have created your article in a document, you must post all content from that document in the text box as outlined below. DO NOT POST THE DOCUMENT LINK ONLY
  • 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.
  • Articles will be reviewed and approved by the Editorial Staff for consideration before displaying publicly.
  • Upon closure of the contest, all articles will be reviewed and the top 5 be selected by the Editorial Team.  Winners will be listed in this announcement.

Who Can Enter?

This contest is open to nursing students and nurses who are registered allnurses members. (Membership is free) You don’t have to be an experienced writer.  As long as you are a nurse or student with any experience at all, you have something to share. We want to hear from you.

Get your article submitted now. 

The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading about your area of expertise, and the more views and likes you will receive.  Who knows...You could be one of the lucky ones enjoying a $200 prize. 

How to Submit Your Article

STEP 1 Go to the COVID Forum and click the green 'ADD NEW TOPIC' button.

STEP 2 Enter the article Title. A great title helps the reader understand what the content will be about. The title should be clear and short. 

STEP 3  Click, "Article?" dropdown menu. Click "Yes I'm Submitting An Article".

STEP 4 Enter a Summary (What is the article about?)

STEP 5 Enter a Headline. The headline should support the title.

STEP 6  Enter Content. Do not submit the article as a PDF file.

STEP 7 Enter (optional) Author Bio

STEP 8 Submit Article. Check grammar, punctuation, and spelling before clicking SUBMIT.

NOTES:

  • Please do not submit the article as a PDF file.
  • You may submit images if needed. We will always add our own custom article image.
  • 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.
  • Contest Winners will be selected by the Editorial Staff. 
  • If you have questions about Article submissions, please contact the Admin Help Desk.

What have you got to lose?

Be proud of the part you play to make nursing the most trusted profession. 

Don’t Wait

Get your article submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading and being inspired by your article, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the 5 lucky prize winners.

The deadline to submit articles for the contest is October 29th at 11:59 PM ET

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

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