How Do I Start A New Topic?


You are ready to submit your first topic. But, you don't know how to start. This article will help you get started. We will break down the steps for you and explain the different type of topics that you can submit. Please feel free to post any questions that you have.

by Joe V Joe V (Admin)

Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 26 years experience.

What are Content Type labels?

How Do I Start A New Topic?

You are free to submit any topic you wish. But, keep the following in mind...

We are a community of nurses, students, and professions.

All kinds of people visit allnurses. You have access to the same tools they have.

You can ask questions.
You can share your experiences.
You can rant.
You can leave a comment.
You can share a "study guide".
You can share an "article".
You can read whatever you want.

Before posting any topics we do ask that you abide to our Terms of Service. Any topic in violation of our Terms of Service will be removed. This is a waste of your time and ours.

What is a topic? A topic is a subject of discussion. It can be written to teach, to inform, or to entertainment. It's purpose is to start a conversation on

We are here for EVERYONE.

We are here to help you in networking, sharing, talking, and learning all things nursing.

What are Content Type labels?

We use Content Types to group content found on

Articles, HowTo, Toons, Videos, CSI, etc are all examples of Content Type. They are all CONTENT. Content read by our readers. Content written by our members.

When you see a label such as Articles or CSI click on them. They will direct you to a dedicated page that filters content type.

They are used by our system to format/style the content and to help you filter the Content types that you prefer reading.


Here are examples of how content types help us filter content on the site...

How to start a topic...

You must be logged into your account to submit a new topic.

Choose a forum that you want to post a topic, for example, the General Nursing forum (found by clicking NURSES in the vertical listing of forums on the left of any page). Or, if you are a student, one of the student forums like the General Students forum (found by clicking STUDENTS in the vertical listing of forums on the left of any page).

Then, look to the right of the new page, find and click theAdd New Topic Buttonbutton.

  1. Add a title in the box.
  2. Complete the body of the post.
  3. Scroll to and click, SUBMIT TOPIC.

If you have problems, please post a ticket in the Support Desk. Provide details to the problem you are having including any error message you receive.

How to submit an Article...

Articles are reviewed by staff before going public. No chat txt, 600 word minimum, grammar, punctuation, spelling, are some of the reasons your content may not be approved as an article. No self-promotion unless pre-approved. Must be unique and not posted elsewhere.

The Content Editor is straightforward but here's a video just in case...

Articles are the best way to build a following.

When submitting an 'Article' your content will be found on our forums, main page, Nursing Articles page, your profile Blog section, newsletters, our social networks, and much more. They will easily stand out to grab the reader's attention.

When submitting an article ... there is an Article? option ... select 'Yes, I'm submitting an Article.'

IMPORTANT: The default Content Type is 'Thread'. Most topics will fall under this type. If topic does not conform to our Article Rules then leave this option as-is.

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Joe V is a programmer and obstacle racing enthusiast. “It’s gratifying to teach others what you know. At the same time, it’s very satisfying to learn from others.”

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35 Comment(s)


1 Post

Thanks for your information !

I was a bit confused about where to start.


1 Post

It confuses me how to start. But before that I love reading testimonies and facts nurses had to go through before they could get to what they wanted to be. Hope this site can help my journey once I get to the US.


3 Posts

I'm still kind of confused. Maybe I will just read a few of the other articles before I post my question.I'm sure I'm not the only one with the problem I have.


1 Post

I too is being confused with this. I joined this site because it looks so informative and i believe this can be of great help for me. But is it free to ask questions from here and do questions should be all about nursing? Thanks.

Joe V

Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 26 years experience. 10 Articles; 2,059 Posts

the site is FREE ... you can post any nursing question about work, specialties, schools, resume, job, etc ... you can also share nursing articles written by you (Win Cash Reward $$$), share your own study guides, etc

you can post off-topic questions in the Breakroom


12 Posts

I just signed up here and learning stuff on how to do this and that.. Im wondering how can i make a new thread because i have questions on how to get started in my NCLEX review. Please help =)


12 Posts

Thanks! I think I just submitted my first topic =)


4 Posts

Thanks to you all. This is a great oportunity to be inform.


Specializes in Med / Surg. 30 Posts

Thank you for this forum. I just joined.

I tried to post a general discussion item, but realized it had disappeared when I left the keyboard for a minute. I guess I had "timed out" and was no longer signed in. Though throughout my typing the post the "auto save" sign came up several times.

What did I do wrong ?

Joe V

Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 26 years experience. 10 Articles; 2,059 Posts

if the system was able to auto save your message you can find it by going into the section (forum) and starting a new topic - the message will appear if it indeed saved

NOTE: If you tried submitting another topic within the same section this would overwrite the previous saved message.

about logging off ... when submitting a topic it is possible that you were signed out ... this happens when you are on the page for too long (the session expires)

I hope this helps.