Winners 2023

And the Winners Are...

Nurses tell great stories! We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022-2023 UNMC College of Nursing Creative Writing Awards.

They were selected from entrants from all 5 campuses and all degree programs in the College of Nursing, who wrote great stories, poems and songs and who made this such a difficult contest to judge. Many thanks as well to all our faculty and external judges who made this possible!

Congratulations to these six Award winners.  All will be printed in the Creative Writing Awards Publication coming soon.

Creative Writing Awards ($2,000 Award)

Kirsten Hepburn "Resume Compressions"
Cynthia Lopez Tiznado Everything!
Lauren Longacre Just One Braid
Amanda Converse Crumbled Walls
Cassandra VanOeveren Nurses Make a Difference

Honorable Mention ($125 Award)

Wesley Steward Who Are You to Judge?
Lou Lambley Stories to Break Barriers
Dominic Gliko (Trans)cend
Kass Kisker Yellow
Abbey Klein Values > Politics
Chloe Hammond White Powder
Abigail Heather The Refugee

Publication Award

Rose Kaup A Reason to Care
Kyle Elmore Healing with Compassion
Ashley Lewis Bad News in Two Languages
Rasila Soumana Hama I am "just a Nurse"
Kaylee Moore Requested Service: Companionship
Amber Headley I Don't Care
Andy Lim Let's Talk
Rinda Elmore A Walk in Their Shoes
Ashley Hernandez The New Patient