Nursing Students: Enter The Future of Nursing Essay Contest

Nurses are so crucial in helping to treat, comfort, and educate patients, and so much more—they are the often unsung heroes of health care. In partnership with USANA, Dr. Oz wants to celebrate you and your future in this most important profession.

Enter The Future of Nursing Essay Contest, presented by USANA—one lucky winner will be awarded $10,000 toward nursing school tuition. Send in an essay, 400 words or fewer in length, telling Dr. Oz what inspired you to become a nurse and what the job means to you, along with a brief video and a photo. The winner will be announced in January. The contest closes on November 15, 2018, so be sure to enter now.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet access required. Promotion is open until 9PM ET on November 15, 2018. Open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and who have been accepted into a United States ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Void where prohibited. ARV of Prize is $15,000. Additional rules and restrictions apply. See Official Rules at SPONSOR: USANA Health Sciences, Inc., 3838 W Parkway Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84120.

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