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A Cry for Help: The Day I Helped a Caller in Crisis

While I was working as the charge nurse on an inpatient psychiatric unit, I received a random call. “I want to kill myself,” the caller said. She needed my help, and I needed to find the right words to get her through this crisis.

Read Alexis Cariaga’s Story +

For Patients With Cancer, Hope Changes Everything

I went to nursing school to become a psychiatric nurse like my grandmother. Because of tragedy in my family, I wanted to keep my distance from patients with physical illnesses — especially cancer. But luckily life led me to the oncology unit anyway.

Read Vicki Doctor’s Story +

Becoming a Nurse Entrepreneur Is Easier With the Right Mentor

I loved playing nurse as a child, and when I grew up, there was no other career choice for me. But after 15 years of nursing, I set my sights on becoming an entrepreneur. I was good at educating patients and their families, but I didn’t know how to network or talk about my business. Luckily, I had help from a mentor who encouraged my vision for growth and gave me the confidence I needed to make it happen.

Read Jennifer Crowley’s Story +

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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, shared and read by nurses around the world.

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    Submission Guidelines

    • All submitted content must be original work and cannot have previously appeared or be submitted to another publication for publishing after being accepted by
    • 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/ 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 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.