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Submit Your Story

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The Power of Stories

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Nurses’ stories are informative, inspirational, and healing, which is why ANA launched storytelling as a key initiative during Year of the Nurse. The reality nurses face today, working on the frontlines of a global pandemic, makes storytelling even more important to the profession and the future of nursing.

Regardless of your role, specialty or practice setting, each day, you make a difference in people’s lives, experience the impact of this pandemic, and have meaningful stories to share.

Remember, pictures and video help make a more genuine connection with readers, so before you hit send make sure you include your picture in the submission form below. Even better, capture your story on video and submit via the below submission form. All stories should be written in the form below. Unfortunately, we cannot publish links to news articles in the Year of Stories section on this site.

Begin telling your story

“Those who tell stories rule the world.” Hopi Indian Proverb


ANA wants to recognize the resilience, courage and perseverance of nurses on the frontlines of this global pandemic by showcasing your authentic stories. We encourage nurses to share stories about:

  • People you cared for, met, or who inspired you
  • Being away from home and family and/or quarantined
  • Innovative ways you and colleagues are working together and/or leading teams through this national health crisis
  • How you stay positive at work, with the team and with patients
  • How you and your team of nurses come together and support one another

How to Create Your Video

  • Video Specs: Digital stories are usually short with the recommended length of two minutes. Make sure you record in high-definition video (1920 x 1080); if you use an HD camera set the video to shoot at 1080p.
  • Delivery: Speak clearly, in a strong and confident voice and make good eye contact with the camera.
  • Filming: Do a test video to ensure adequate lighting. Use a tripod or make sure the camera operator maintains a still position.
  • Saving your video: Save your video file as an .MP4, .MPEG, .AVI or .MOV file.