"Nurse Appreciation Week" gifts from employer - page 5

Well, ours started today. Very nice cooler that holds a 6-pack that has a netted beach bag on top. Hospital colors and logo, of course. Inside was a beach ball, a bottle huggie and a frisbee..all... Read More

  1. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by jadednurse
    Here's my idea for the perfect Nurses' Week celebration:

    MONDAY: The doctors perform all the bedside care, the nurses breeze in and out of the patients rooms, shake their hands, charge a $200 consult fee, scribble some indecipherable gibberish in the charts, throw the charts on the counter (where the doctors can't see them...oh, and of course don't flag them either), stroll off the unit and then ignore their pages.

    TUESDAY: Free parking in the doctor's reserved spots!

    WEDNESDAY: Administer Go-Lytely to the hospital administrator of your choice!

    THURSDAY: Install a call light inside your "favorite" patient's room, then each nurse gets a turn at pressing it incessantly...

    FRIDAY: Free massages and margaritas in the cafeteria. Hey, it is almost the weekend...
    Just thought this one bore repeating! :chuckle

    The hospital is doing some little thing - ice cream social served up by the administrators, I believe. They finally at least got it right and remembered to come around on nocs.

    The clinic did a cake/soda thing Monday, but I figure they show their appreciation for me daily with respect and every other week with my check, so Nurses' Week isn't a huge deal.
  2. by   LoisJean
    Hi, All!

    For Nurse's Week my boss gave me a week off with pay, a months worth of tanning plus full body massage; an all expense paid trip to the big city to do some shopping for summer clothes; three new books related to Home Health Care- (one with some really cool patient handouts) AND 3 white scrub warm-ups with the logo and business name above the left hand pocket.

    My business manager gave me a big bunch of flowers with a card expressing his appreciation for my contribution to the business and he's taking me out to dinner.

    Now that's what I call 'appreciation'.

    Peace,
    Lois Jean
  3. by   LoisJean
    ...and by the way, I could never put in words how much I appreciate you...every one of you. I believe that only nurses can know and appreciate how much they are really worth!

    Peace and Brightest Blessings to All Nurses.
    Lois Jean
  4. by   UVaRN2Be
    Ours is a week long "event". The hospital has a luncheon, fruit baskets, massages, afternoon teas, coffee breaks, meetings with the PNSO, all different types of events the whole week. Yesterday we had a blessing of the hands ceremony with our hospital chaplain.
  5. by   Briern
    My hospital used to do some pretty nice things, but this year, not even a mention about it. New administration I guess. Manager used to be pretty good about acknowledging nurses' week, but this year also nada. Oh well guess it's par for the course.
  6. by   allgirlsmom
    My hosital does NOTHING for Nurses week, instead they have a "Hospital" week for everyone. That's how important the nurses are to them.
  7. by   igloorn93
    Our hospital is really going all out this year. In fact I think some other departments are getting jealous. We now have a nursing comittee, and they are the ones responsible for Nurses Week. There are drawings everyday, once an hour from 1pm to 9pm (So even night shift is involved), for things like a hair cut, a massage, a manicure, a facial, dinner gift certificates, door prizes etc. We all also got a brand new t-shirt which we get to wear to work one day. There will be the usual cake and ice-cream, plus BBQ one day. We are also having a fashion show of the new scrubs that are available. This is the first year ever that I can think of them doing this much for nurses. It has been sooooo much fun. HAPPY NURSES DAY to everyone out there. Give yourselves a big pat on the back. The world wouldn't be the same without us.
  8. by   TiddlDwink
    Originally posted by jadednurse
    Here's my idea for the perfect Nurses' Week celebration:

    MONDAY: The doctors perform all the bedside care, the nurses breeze in and out of the patients rooms, shake their hands, charge a $200 consult fee, scribble some indecipherable gibberish in the charts, throw the charts on the counter (where the doctors can't see them...oh, and of course don't flag them either), stroll off the unit and then ignore their pages.

    TUESDAY: Free parking in the doctor's reserved spots!

    WEDNESDAY: Administer Go-Lytely to the hospital administrator of your choice!

    THURSDAY: Install a call light inside your "favorite" patient's room, then each nurse gets a turn at pressing it incessantly...

    FRIDAY: Free massages and margaritas in the cafeteria. Hey, it is almost the weekend...

    Hey... I'm with you!!!
  9. by   dawngloves
    A tee shirt. Every year a freakin' tee shirt.
  10. by   flashpoint
    We get lunch on Thursday, they gave away four gift certificates to the local uniform shop (donated by the uniform shop), we got the Every Day Hero buttons...that's about it. Kind of amazes me that the housekeepers, unit secretaries, dietary, etc get things like candles, gift certificates to restaurants, coolers, paid days off, etc, but nurses get one meal...I understand that there are a lot more of us and that they only have so much money, but it's kind of insulting. Also on Friday the REGISTERED nurses get stethoscope covers and snacks from the gift shop...the LPNs and CNAs do not.
  11. by   webbiedebbie
    My hospital has a drawing for 8 baskets. All nurses names go into drawing. Gee.....
  12. by   Scavenger'sWife
    As I am out on medical leave, I have no idea what my hospital is doing. I have talked to a couple of people, including my boss, and no one has mentioned it. Last year all the nurses got really nice quartz wristwatches and we had free dinner in the caf. So I am curious why I have heard nothing. Of course, it could be that they have forgotten to tell me. Out of sight, out of mind, ya' know...
  13. by   hey_nurse
    we were given a nice potted plant for nurse's week...

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