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Imprint seeks your articles! We are looking for a wide variety of articles by nursing students for possible publication. The listing below highlights the editorial focuses for upcoming issues. Keep them in mind if you are thinking of article ideas. The suggested length for features is 1200-1500 words. We are also seeking submissions for Imprint columns including:

  • "Reflections", which highlights memorable or emotional experiences with patients;
  • "Happenings", which highlights state and school chapter activities; please send us photos of your activities as well.
  • "Up Close" nominations of an outstanding nursing student (and NSNA member) to be profiled in an upcoming issue.
  • "Write On", the "letters to the editor" section of Imprint. Love something in Imprint? Hate it? Tell us about it and why. Or tell us about a nursing related issue.

 Note: all individuals must sign official NSNA photo disclaimers before being published. NSNA can provide these upon request. Electronic photos or jpegs need to be high resolution, publishable quality (300 dpi). Copies of web site photos do not reproduce well and are not accepted.  To submit the photo release yourself, download the form here and submit with photos when you submit your manuscript.


To submit a manuscript for consideration, use the Imprint Manuscript Submission Form.

Imprint Manuscript Submission Form Author's Guidelines

Imprint Manuscript Submission Form

Author's Guidelines

Editorial Calendar and Focuses 2013-14


Editorial Calendar and Focuses 2013-2014

September/October 2014

Deadline: July 11, 2014
The Back-to-School issue.
Theme: The Power of Participation
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
How learning about small group dynamics (working efficiently/effectively as a group team member) can prepare students for efficient team work as future nurses; opportunities to hone teamwork skills including NSNA state/school chapter activities, hospital committee work, and other activities of professional nursing organization. Also: general school preparations and advice.


November/December 2014
Deadline: September 12, 2014
Theme: The Ripple Effect: What Will Your Legacy Be?
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
Image of Nursing, professionalism, how the legacy of nurse leaders begins with leadership development at the student level