The “Day in the Life of an ARN Nurse” Photo and Caption Contest

The old adage, "A picture paints a thousand words" couldn't be more appropriate when it comes to capturing a day in the life of a rehabilitation nurse in a photo.

ARN wants to see your day, your stories, and your patients–in other words, a day in the life.

ARN Photo Contest

ARN Photo Contest

ARN Photo Contest

Here is how the contest works:

Your photograph should represent an aspect of rehabilitation nursing. What does this mean? Try to capture moments in a typical day with your patients and colleagues while in rehab such as:

  • getting ready for the day
  • learning a new task
  • using a new device to help them in a task
  • administering medications
  • team meetings
  • hanging out with patients or other members of the care team
  • therapy
  • participating in an activity in the rehab unit

We are looking for photos that depict the important work you do every day. See some excellent examples here.

  • The photo must be submitted in electronic format
    (300 dpi/hi res).
  • An application form along with a short narrative (not to exceed 50 words) must accompany each photo submission.
  • If a child appears in the photo, it must be accompanied by a permission form signed by the guardian.
  • You must be an ARN member in order to participate.

All photos submitted will be considered for use in ARN publications, advertisements, website, etc. The photo and all accompanying materials must be received by ARN at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than August 15, 2014.

To Submit an Entry:

  • Complete the “A Day in the Life of an ARN Nurse Photo and Caption Contest” application form.
  • Upload each photo, application form, and photo release form for anyone pictured.
  • Submissions may be sent via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation for each submission. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 3 business days, please contact the ARN office at 800.229.7530.

All Participants Are Winners!

As a thank you for participating, we will give an extended month's membership for each photo submission up to 3 photos, although you can submit as many photos as you like.

ARN members will vote for their favorite photo and the top 4 photo submissions, along with the narratives, will be displayed during the ARN Annual Educational Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Grand Prizes*

First Place

$100 Amazon Gift Card

Second Place

1 year ARN Membership

Third Place

$50 ARN Bookstore gift certificate

Fourth Place

$25 Starbucks Gift Card

* Only one Grand prize per winner.

All submissions will be recognized on and will become the property of ARN for use by the association.