Your COVID-19 Stories Still Needed

Deadline Extended! Please share your reflections, feelings or stories about Nursing during this pandemic.

Last summer, the NNF announced a project to publish nursing stories related to the COVID-19 Pandemic to honor the intent of a donation from a group of Raising Cane’s franchise owners to recognize nurses for their strength, compassion, and caring during this very difficult time.  We have received fewer than two dozen stories and many more are needed to make publication of this historic volume possible.  The NNF is not using this project as a fundraiser and will not benefit financially in any way from the publication of the stories.  This publication will record the essential role of nurses during this historic event.

Nurses – Please consider sharing your story, which can be published anonymously if you prefer.

  • What inspired you to stay strong?
  • How did your team support each other every day?
  • Did you share a reflection or a prayer as a team?
  • How did you place the needs of your patients and their families beyond your own?
  • Is there a phrase or slogan that has meaning for your team?
  • What appreciation or recognition touched you or your team?

Non-Nurses – Did a nurse, group of nurses, or a group of healthcare providers including nurses have a significant impact on you or your family member?  Please tell us their story.

All published stories and photos submitted become the property of the Nebraska Nurses Foundation.  No materials can be returned, so submit copies of original photos or digital versions.  Due to publication limitations, submitted stories may be edited to accommodate space available.  A signed image release form is needed from anyone appearing in a published photo.  Please do not include any protected health or personal information.

How to Submit Your Story – Online

Submit your story (500 words or less) and/or photo using the form below.

Photo/Image Note:  Images should at minimum be 5″ x 7″ at 300 dpi for digital submission. Either posed photos or nurses on the job (in uniform and gear, if applicable) are accepted. Hard copy photos can be scanned, but digital preferred. Keep in mind that photos should not include patients in any recognizable form to align with HIPAA laws. If multiple people are in the photo, please identify each by listing names in order from left to right as seen in the photo.  Names will appear exactly as provided.

How to Submit Your Story – Hard Copy

Prepare a single document containing all the required information listed above, including the story.  Print and complete the Image Release Form provided, and mail both documents, with any photos, to the following address:

Nebraska Nurse Foundation
5211 Underwood Avenue
Omaha, NE 68132

Please Note: Stories or photos will not be accepted without accompanying Image Release Form or acceptance of Image Release content on-line.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

IMAGE CONSENT RELEASE FORM

Online Story Submission Form

YOUR INFORMATION
EMPLOYER INFORMATION
STORY INFORMATION
FILE UPLOADS
By checking "I AGREE:" and submitting this form, I agree to the following: I hereby assign and grant to the Nebraska Nurse Foundation, its affiliates (hereafter referred to as “the agencies”), the right and permission to use my name, likeness, image, and story, and to use and publish any of them in any advertising, promotion, or communications, and I hereby release the agencies from any and all liability arising from such use and publication. I hereby authorize the reproduction, resale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage, and/or distribution of said photographs and story at the discretion of the organization, and I specifically waive any right to any compensation I may have for any of the foregoing. This consent and release will continue in perpetuity.