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Surviving Nursing School and Beyond - Article Contest

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We all know that Nursing School is challenging. 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 these students with encouragement and advice that will help them survive nursing school and become better prepared as they enter the nursing workforce.

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Surviving Nursing School and Beyond - Article Contest

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 helping students survive nursing school and/or transitioning life 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:

  • A Day In the Life of a Student (show struggles/joy as a student)
  • A Day In the Life of a Nurse (show struggles/joy of as a nurse)
  • Working While Attending Nursing School
  • 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?

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 must comply with our rules and Terms of Service.
  • Articles must have a minimum of 700 words.
  • No plagiarism.
  • No solicitation.
  • Check grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Article cannot be posted on other web sites, blogs, etc.
  • Articles are reviewed/approved by staff before publishing to the public.
  • 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 we do.)

How to Submit Your Article

STEP 1 Go to the General Student 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. A 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. Headline should  support the Title.

STEP 6 Enter Content.

STEP 7 Enter (optional) Author Bio

STEP 8 Submit Article

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.

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

Don't Wait

The deadline to submit articles for the contest is December 1st at 11:59 PM ET

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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12 Comment(s)

Joe V

Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 25 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.

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

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

We are waiting for YOU to be the first!

SRNALauren

Specializes in ICU, SRNA. Has 4 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.  

GOOD LUCK!

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!

What's the deadline for articles? Thanks!

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

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

On 11/1/2020 at 12:33 AM, SCRN1982 said:

What's the deadline for articles? Thanks!

The deadline to submit articles for the contest is December 1st at 11:59 PM ET

Remember: the sooner you submit your article, the more eyes will see it before the contest is closed.  We have received lots of excellent articles, but we are always looking for more!

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

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

We have had some very good submissions.

Remember, the deadline to get your Article submitted for the contest is December 1st at 11:59 PM Eastern.

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

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

Just a reminder ...

The Article Contest ends December 1st at 11:59 PM Eastern.

We are calling on all nurses, new and experienced, as well as students, to provide some helpful tips and advice that will help students get through this most tumultuous time and prepare them for life as a new nurse.

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

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

If you've been thinking about submitting an article for the contest...

Today is the last day to submit your article

Before submitting, please carefully review the rules of submission in the first post.  Articles submitted as PDF documents only without the complete article text entered into the content box will not be accepted.  

We have received several excellent articles, but we would love to add your article to the list.

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Benjamin Franklin