To reduce extra work, we recommend submitting a 50-word summary of your story and a list of RN experts you plan to interview before writing the nursing article.
For the news portion of the magazine, we accept
short, nurse-written news articles for our Local Beat
section. The stories, which are 600 words or less,
summarize nursing events that have taken place
or new nursing programs already in place at your
facility. We do not accept stories that have been
published elsewhere. All stories will be edited for
content, clarity, length and style. Send these submissions
to your regional editor (see list at left).
We encourage you to get direct quotes from RNs
(other than the author of the article) who are part of
the story. All facts must be attributed. Do not include
reference lists or use footnotes. Please include all
sources' credentials and titles and keep the article
as timely as possible by making sure references to
studies, etc., are no more than three years old.
The article author will receive a byline. We do not
pay for articles and photos that appear in our Local
Beat section from nonprofessional writers.
High-resolution photos are accepted. Group photos
should include no more than four people per
photo. Photos must be 300 DPI (dots per inch) resolution
and in JPG or TIFF format. Action shots are
best, but straight-on portrait photos are accepted.
The feature stories that appear in our local and
national sections and on our website are assigned
to professional writers. The stories, which are 900
words or longer, are discussed between the editor
and writer, and story direction is clarified in an author's
Upon submitting a story to Nurse.com to the
specifications on the assignment form, the
writer must sign and fax or email an author's agreement form. When the story is submitted, authors send their own invoices to our automated
system to receive payment as agreed upon in the
assignment form. We pay our authors when the
story arrives, not upon publication.
Writers are expected to answer all editors' questions and
complete revisions in a timely fashion. We do not accept stories
that have been published elsewhere. All stories will be
edited for content, clarity, length and style.
General guidelines would be a minimum of five primary
sources, or the number included on the assignment form.
It is not acceptable to count a book, website or other research
material as a primary source. All direct quotes must
be firsthand. Please keep the article as timely as possible
by making sure references to studies, etc., are no more
than three years old.
In addition, we request that writers ask all sources and public
relations representatives for high-resolution photos of RNs
mentioned in the story. Group photos should include no
more than four people per photo. Photos must be 300 DPI resolution and in JPG or TIFF format. Action shots are best,
but straight-on portrait photos are accepted. We reserve the
right to decline photos based on quality and composition. For detailed information see our Photo Guidelines
End of Shift
End of Shift articles are first-person stories about a specific
RN's experiences. Submissions should be 900 words in
length. We do not accept stories that have been published
elsewhere. Accepted submissions are given an honorarium
and require a photo of the author for publication.
All stories will be edited for content, clarity, length and style.
End of Shift article submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in writing an in-depth article on a clinical
topic as a continuing education piece, contact Nan Callender-
Price, RN, MA, director/editor of continuing education, learner-
paced activities, at email@example.com.
We publish RN accomplishments, such as promotions,
certifications, new degrees, awards and more
in our magazines and on our websites. To submit a
nurse achievement, send the nurse's name, credentials,
title, place of employment, city and state to a
regional editor for possible inclusion. We publish
items on a first-come, first-serve basis and often have
many submissions. Due to volume and available
space, it may take a few issues before the achievement
is published. High-resolution photos of Notable
Nurses are accepted for possible publication.
We also encourage nurses to post their Notable
Nurse achievements on our Facebook page,
Nurses are encouraged to post upcoming
meetings and events online. You may list
on Nurse.com/Calendar any event that is open
to RN attendees and costs $100 or less per day.
From the home page, click on the Community tab at
the top and choose "RN Community Calendar." Once
there, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click
"Add an Event."
If you would like to blog about the event or other nursing
news, you can do so at Nurse.com/Blogs. At
this Web page, you can sign in or start a new free account.
From there, click on Create Blog.