NSNA/AAHN Sponsored Essay Contest 

NSNA/AAHN sponsored an essay contest in Spring, 2020. The topic of the essay was any aspect of nursing history. There was a 1000-word limit. The prize for first place was $300, registration for the NSNA convention, and a one-year membership in AAHN. Second place winner received $200, a certificate, and a one-year membership in AAHN. Unfortunately, the NSNA convention had to be cancelled. The winning essays were printed in the May-June issue of Imprint, the NSNA journal. Congratulations to the winners. And thanks to the judges who are AAHN members: Teresa Savage, Sheri Tesseyman, Paula Dunn Tropello, and Shannon Perry.

The winning essay was  “Male nursing history in the context of past and present social norms” by Susynne McElrone, Lehman College, Bronx, NY. Second place was “Exposing Louisa May Alcott’s Hidden Contributions to Nursing” by Emily Williams, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

A copy of the Imprint magazine along with the winning essays can be found by clicking here