Treat for staff on my first night of work? Opinions please?! Treat for staff on my first night of work? Opinions please?! | allnurses

Treat for staff on my first night of work? Opinions please?!

  1. 0 Hi! I will be starting with my preceptor on nights tomorrow. So it got me thinking that I think it would be nice if I brought something, maybe I should bring a treat of sorts for the staff for my first night.

    What do you think?? Is that a nice gesture that would be appreciated, I think so or would that be kind of corny of me? If you think its a good idea, what do you suggest I bring? I don't want to bring something they are really sick of.
  2. 12 Comments

  3. Visit  eleectrosaurus profile page
    #1 0
    We brought a big bag of bagels and cream cheeze at the end of most of our clinical rotations, the nurses devoured them. I would bring the goodies at the end of my preceptorship as a thank-you for your patience kind of thing.
  4. Visit  marycarney profile page
    #2 1
    Speaking as a preceptor - we never get tired of free food. Something that will not get stale over the course of the shift is always a good choice. Cupcakes maybe? A good dessert and perfect with that middle of the night cup of coffee.

    Great- now I'm hungry..........
  5. Visit  RainMom profile page
    #3 0
    I took decorated cookies (happened to be Halloween) for everyone at the end of my orientation on days before going to permanent nights. We have one school whose students always bring lots of food on their last day of clinicals, usually donuts, cookies, etc. This time someone also brought Hawaiian bread with spinach dip, yum!
  6. Visit  Kooky Korky profile page
    #4 0
    Yes, take them food on your first shift. Why not?
  7. Visit  FlyingScot profile page
    #5 2
    Yeah, if you bring cupcakes maybe they won't eat you!!!!!!

    Kidding, totally kidding!
  8. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
    #6 1
    Ribs. Dry rub. BBQ over indirect heat. Slather with Sweet Baby Rays.

    Donuts are good too.
  9. Visit  Pranqster profile page
    #7 0
    good thinking! making a good first impression will help you tremendously. Cookies are a favorite at my job.
  10. Visit  CrashED profile page
    #8 0
    Food......the one thing no ER nurse will refuse!
  11. Visit  insnurse profile page
    #9 0
    Thanks for the opinions and ideas!
  12. Visit  mybrowneyedgirl profile page
    #10 0
    Individually wrapped candy, especially chocolate
  13. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    #11 0
    All kinds of food, always welcome.
  14. Visit  Frizbeeboy profile page
    #12 0
    Food is always welcomed by ED Nurses. I think the other thing that is important to note is the importance of relationship building. Some baked goods, bagels, candies etc are all great ideas. It helps to build relationships with your co workers. Those same co workers that you will depend in critical situations.