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AAMN's 'Art of Nursing' Contest


This project aims to affect the image of nursing and the impact nurses have on our communities. The image of this project will be to base the success of a great nurse on certain characteristics unrelated to race, gender or ethnicity. This will result in a more inclusive environment for all individuals who wish to consider nursing as a profession.



AAMN chapters will collaborate with local art departments within the university community, local artists, or even a talented AAMN member to commission artwork. The artwork will aim to depict a new and inclusive image of nursing. 


Up to 10 works of art will be selected as finalist entries by a panel of judges appointed by AAMN. The pieces will be duplicated for display, with one version to be displayed at the college of nursing/health system and one version for a silent auction at the National AAMN Conference.


The 10 Finalist Chapters will receive an award from AAMN recognizing their commitment to a new image of nursing and receive up to 10 free National Memberships to disperse to chapter members. 


The finalists will be voted on at the national conference for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st-3rd Place finishers, in addition to the finalist recognition above defined by the Awards Committee.


The AAMN: Art of Nursing competition is open to all national recognized AAMN chapters including university-based and health system-based chapters. 

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Submission Guidelines

  • The work can utilize any medium for the art piece.

  • The chapter must enter the submission electronically with explanatory summary of the piece:

    • One entry per chapter.

    • All submissions must be e-mailed to 

           -  ATTN: AAMN: Art of Nursing.

    • The e-mail submission MUST include:

      • A clear, non-blurry, digital photo of the work.*

      • The full name of artist and chapter.

      • Full name and contact information for the chapter.

      • Contact information of the artist, title, telephone number, e-mail address and physical address. 

  • The 10 finalist chapters will be notified in early summer of 2019.

  • The awards and certificates will be presented at the fall 2019 AAMN National Conference, with the date and location to be announced in the invitation.


Selection Criteria

Finalists are selected utilizing an objective rubric-criteria blind review based on the following aspects of the art piece:


There is no limitation in the type of medium to depict the nursing profession in the 21st Century. AAMN is looking for unique ideas and expressions to display the caring the nursing provides to communities.

Diversity/Inclusion Elements

The art piece must be inclusive by definition that anyone with the passion, potential skill set and values that represent the nursing profession can see a reflection of themselves. The goal is that nursing is based on characteristics and should not be identified by a person’s gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. 

Depiction of Caregiving

The depiction of “caring” is very complex in nature. AAMN is looking for each submission to reflect on the definition of caregiving and how this relationship between nurses and patients can be expressed through art. 



Submissions Due to National (email with picture of submission):  June 15, 2019.

Finalists selected and announced:  July 7, 2019.

Logistics set for Conference Attendance: July 31, 2019.

Details confirmed for finalist/artwork to be present at conference: August 31, 2019.


Questions on this project can be sent to 

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Photos depicted are used for illustrative purposes only and are not actual submissions.

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