DailyNurse Writer Guidelines

DailyNurse aims to provide nurses with a targeted career road map by offering practical articles on job opportunities, employment trends, and continuing education. Readers represent a wide range of educational backgrounds, from associate degree to Ph.D. holders, from students to practicing nurses and nursing faculty.

When preparing and submitting an article for publication, please keep the following in mind:

a. Our editorial is written in an informal but informative manner. We prefer not to use footnotes or endnotes, as this gives the appearance of a scientific journal. Also, please note that DailyNurse is not a peer-reviewed publication.

b. Generally, we follow the Chicago Manual of Style in all matters related to punctuation and grammar.

c. Please include the location (city and state) of any companies, organizations, or schools cited in the text.

d. Please include the professional and educational credentials of any nurses cited in the text (on first usage only): e.g., Jane Hernandez, RN, BSN, MPH.

e. Our preferred length for articles is 400 to 800 words.

f. Please submit your article via e-mail to editor@dailynurse.com as an attachment. We use Microsoft Word, though we can also accept documents prepared in some other word processing programs, such as WordPerfect.

g. Whenever possible, we like to use photos to illustrate feature articles. Please ask any nurses you interview to send photos of themselves via e-mail to editor@dailynurse.com. We are especially partial to “action shots,” such as nurses working with patients, minority students participating in recruitment or retention activities, pictures taken at community health events, etc.

h. All authors should include a one- to two-sentence biography with articles they have written.

i. Please do not include product promotions in the title of articles and do not use more than 2 links to products (not applicable to product reviews)

If you have any questions about writing for DailyNurse, or need any additional information, please contact editor@dailynurse.com.

DailyNurse Editorial Staff, 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036

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