Officer Appreciation Day?

  1. I am new to corrections, and have been the Health Administrator for 4 months at a county jail. The chief jailer has told me that each year the medical staff has a Jailer Appreciation Day. I am the only nurse working here, so I would like any ideas or input that anyone might have! Thanks!
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    Joined: Sep '11; Posts: 2
    Health Administrator at a County Jail; from US
    Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in Corrections/Ambulatory Surgery


  3. by   deyo321
    Sounds like your getting leg pulled...but what do I know. One nurse puts on an appreciation day for how many officers?
  4. by   gardenvarietyRN
    Tell the chief jailer you will have Jailer Appreciation Day AFTER Nurse Appreciation Day.
    Last edit by gardenvarietyRN on Oct 2, '11 : Reason: typo
  5. by   mylittlenursing
  6. by   jpevahouseRN
    It's a small county jail. About 10-12 officers. I am not looking forward to doing it, and don't see why it is medical's responsibility, but apparently the nurse has always held the appreciation day.
  7. by   katkonk
    First, I would find out from someone what the budget was previously, and go from there. That way you will know how much you can spend and how big of a deal it really is. (Budget can tell you a LOT!) Sounds like it can be a good place to build some relationships with the jailers and encourage teamwork. It is much more difficult for someone to be a horse's a** to someone they know, than to someone who is just "the nurse".