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Nurse Stories

The Power of Stories

Regardless of your role, specialty or practice setting, each day, you make a difference in people’s lives and have meaningful stories to tell. By sharing your stories, you will help communicate a contemporary view of who we are, what we do and how we contribute our expertise and caring to healing, wellness, and health promotion.

YOUR STORY, TOLD YOUR WAY

There are many ways one can tell their story, and we have made it easy for you to tell YOUR story in the way that is best for you.
Learn more by clicking on the headers below:

There is no better way to ensure that your story will be remembered than by writing it down. Whether its about what led you to nursing, a patient or event that defined the type of nurse you are or what you aspire to do on your professional journey, your story means as much to you as to those who read it. Tell your story …

It’s true that a picture can be worth a thousand words. Joy, exhaustion, worry, triumph, and love can often be better represented by a visual memory than anything else. Share a special photo that helps show who you are as a nurse or what nursing means to you. Be sure to include a caption to help convey your message. Tell your story …

Maybe it’s a memory of a special nurse who made an impact in the care of a loved one. Maybe it’s the thanks you want to leave a nurse colleague for their support or friendship over the years. Call our tribute line and leave a message (at the tone) letting us know why you are recognizing a special nurse. Tell your story …

There is no better way to ensure that your story will be remembered than by writing it down. Whether its about what led you to nursing, a patient or event that defined the type of nurse you are or what you aspire to do on your professional journey, your story means as much to you as to those who read it. Tell your story …

It’s true that a picture can be worth a thousand words. Joy, exhaustion, worry, triumph, and love can often be better represented by a visual memory than anything else. Share a special photo that helps show who you are as a nurse or what nursing means to you. Be sure to include a caption to help convey your message. Tell your story …

Maybe it’s a memory of a special nurse who made an impact in the care of a loved one. Maybe it’s the thanks you want to leave a nurse colleague for their support or friendship over the years. Call our tribute line and leave a message (at the tone) letting us know why you are recognizing a special nurse. Tell your story …

THE WRITTEN WORD

There is no better way to ensure that your story will be remembered than by writing it down. Whether its about what led you to nursing, a patient or event that defined the type of nurse you are or what you aspire to do on your professional journey, your story means as much to you as to those who read it. Tell your story …

VISUAL STORYTELLER

It’s true that a picture can be worth a thousand words. Joy, exhaustion, worry, triumph, and love can often
be better represented by a visual memory than anything else. Share a special photo that helps show who you are as a nurse or what nursing means to you. Be sure to include a caption to help convey your message. Tell your story …

“LEAVE US A MESSAGE” AUDIO TRIBUTES

Maybe it’s a memory of a special nurse who made an impact in the care of a loved one. Maybe it’s the thanks you want to leave a nurse colleague for their support or friendship over the years. Call our tribute line and leave a message (at the tone) letting us know why you are recognizing a special nurse. Tell your story …

To be a nurse

A Digital Showcase of Experiences, Inspiration, and Reflection

Caring has made all the difference. I believe nursing is a career of sharing. A nurse's instinct is to be there for their patients and show them compassion.

Supported by
Capella University

Capella University values nurses and is honored to elevate the stories of nurses everywhere. Education can be an important piece of a nurse’s story which is why Capella is proud to have provided education to over 14,000 nurses. BSN, MSN, and DNP degrees are available with Capella’s groundbreaking FlexPath learning format.

To Be a Nurse is a collection of stories and photos from nurses around the world. Submitted during the Year of the Nurse, these stories showcase diverse experiences, inspiration, and reflections. We invite you to explore them all in this digital storybook, which features four chapters:

  • Leading by Example — stories of mentoring
  • Our Inspiration — stories of why nurses love being nurses
  • On the Front Lines — stories of resilience and courage
  • Recognizing Nurses — stories of gratitude and support

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