Sarah B. Pasternack Nursing Student Essay Contest

Sarah Pasternack, MA, RN served as the President of the Nursing Archives Associates for more than 20 years. She received the Living Legend Award from the ANA Massachusetts in 2014. Sarah was an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Nursing and a Nursing Patient Services Director and an Advanced Practice Nurse in Patient Safety and Quality at Boston Children’s Hospital.

The Nursing Archives Associates of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is pleased to announce the 2023 Sarah B. Pasternack Nursing Student Essay Contest.

Essay Title: How Does the History of Nursing Influence the Future of Nursing?

Essays should not exceed 1000 words.

To be considered, essays must be received by April 30, 2023

Two winning essays will be selected – one written by an undergraduate nursing student and one written by a graduate nursing student (masters, post masters, or doctoral).

Authors of the winning essays will each receive a $500 prize and will have their essays published on the Nursing Archives Associates website.

Send two copies of your essay to [email protected] with ‘Nursing Archives Essay Contest’ in the subject line. One copy must include your name, degree in progress, expected year of graduation, name of school, and email address. The second copy should not include any identifying information.

The winners will be notified by June 12, 2023.