In 2012, I lost my husband to suicide. Eventually, I found solace in paddle boarding. “Water therapy” eased my anxiety and became a regular part of my self-care routine. Soon, I was taking my colleagues out on the water with me.
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Inspiring True Stories
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Personal Pain, a Pandemic, and Paddle Boarding
A Look Back on 43 Years
In my 43rd year as a registered nurse, I never dreamed I would be working from home, taking calls from people frightened of a dreaded virus, worried about their families and themselves. But then again, four decades of nursing has brought many experiences I never dreamed I’d have.
From a Front-Line Soldier to the Front Lines of Nursing
I was a soldier. I had no intention of entering the medical field, let alone joining the front lines of nursing. But when my friend’s wife experienced an amniotic fluid embolism, I witnessed how the nurses treated her and her loved ones, and I knew I had found my new calling.
Share Your Experience With Us
Your nurse stories matter and deserve to be shared throughout the nursing community. Perhaps you have touching nursing stories from the bedside about a moving moment you shared with a patient or a funny story about an interaction with a patient or colleague that other nurses can relate to. Maybe you have a tale about a nurse you admire who helped you get your footing in the nursing profession. Or you want to share the exact moment that motivated you to pursue nursing as a career.
No matter who or what was your motivation, we encourage you to write your inspirational nursing stories for inclusion on our Nurse.com/Blog, shared and read by nurses around the world.
Submit Your Nursing Story
Once we review your submission, a Nurse.com editor will contact you with feedback about your submission and intent to publish.
Nursing Inspiration Stories
- All submitted content must be original work and cannot have previously appeared or be submitted to another publication for publishing after being accepted by Nurse.com.
- Each blog should be 800 words or longer and written from the nurse’s point of view.
- Include subheads every 300 words. This makes your content easier to read.
- If you cite research in your story, studies should not be more than three years old, unless confirmed they are the most current research available.
- Facts should be properly attributed within the blog by citing the source, such as “according to the CDC,” or by linking to the source where the research is discussed within the content. Footnotes and references will not be published at the end of the blog post.
- Stories chosen for publication remain Relias/Nurse.com property and cannot be published elsewhere without the expressed consent of Relias.
- Content cannot contain any direct or indirect negative statements about any organization or share any information that would violate HIPAA regulations. For instance, a patient’s real name or dates he or she was hospitalized should not be used. You can refer to a patient by a pseudonym.
- Provide us with your name, headshot, nursing credentials, and background for us to include in your author biography. Your name will appear in the blog byline.
- All submitted content is subject to Nurse.com review and approval. It will be reviewed for clarity, grammar, fact checking and compliance with our brand standards.
- We encourage you to submit photos and videos to enhance your story. All submissions will be reviewed for HIPAA and compliance prior to publication. Video links also can be shared from a platform, such as YouTube or Vimeo.