Share Your Story

Follow these easy steps to submit your nursing story.

Step 1

Think about the message you would like to share from your nursing journey. The prompts at the bottom of this page may help you get started.

Step 2

Decide if you would like to submit a video or written story.

Step 3

Complete Media Release form, which allows us to post your story and photos or video.

Step 4

Email your story, signed media release and photo or video to

Important for ALL Submissions
  • Include your full name, credentials and workplace with your submission. Your role and credentials will be displayed on the website

  • Assure no protected health information (PHI) is included in your story.

  • Stories from two or three nurses together are also accepted.

  • Include your email address so we can contact you if necessary.

  • Make certain to include a signed media release for each person.

Video Submission
  • Develop a 1-2 minute video; using a smart phone is fine.

  • Use a tripod, if possible.

  • Be comfortable; sit behind a desk.

  • Hold phone or camera horizontally/landscape.

  • A mid-chest or head shot is preferred.

  • Speak clearly and check that the volume is sufficient to be heard.

  • Take a deep breath, introduce yourself and tell your story—you know this better than anyone else!

Written Submission
  • Write the thoughts you would like to share with others.

  • Aim for about 300 words, but don’t worry if you go over.

  • Tell your story; our editors will make any needed corrections.

  • Submit a picture of yourself that is of good resolution.

Story Prompts

The following prompts may provide ideas to develop your story. Feel free to be creative.


  • Describe your professional role and responsibilities in nursing.

  • What education and experiences can help other nurses interested in a role like yours?

  • What makes you proud to be a nurse?

  • Describe a situation where you made a difference in a patient's care or experience (no PHI).

  • Describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected you and your practice.

  • What amazed you during the COVID pandemic?

  • Was there a nurse that influenced you during your education or career?  Write a tribute to that nurse.

  • Are you a nursing student?  Share the reason you chose nursing, your nursing experiences to date and goals.

  • Discuss how you overcame challenges and/or fears on your nursing journey.

  • Tell a story about a patient you will never forget (no PHI).

  • What advice would you offer to a person interested in becoming a nurse?

  • Share your thoughts on what can nurses do to address social inequities in our society

  • Describe the reasons and challenges faced in seeking another degree or moving to another position. What was the outcome?

  • What impact do you have on the profession of nursing?

  • Describe a situation where you influenced another nurse's career.

  • Explain how you keep your passion and enthusiasm for nursing alive.

  • Discuss a learning experience that changed your practice.

  • Describe experiences of interprofessional collaboration that improved patient outcomes.

  • How do you see nursing driving changes in healthcare?

  • Why is life-long learning important to you and how would you encourage others to embrace this mindset?

  • Describe your involvement in a professional organization.  How does it influence your practice?

  • Discuss how you developed the leadership skills (formal and informal) you use in clinical practice.


The YON2020NEO committee will review all submissions for consideration and posting to the website. Thank you for sharing your nursing experience. is operated and maintained by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University | Website created with