"Nurse Appreciation Week" gifts from employer - page 6

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   VickyRN
    What "Nurse Appreciation Week", what gifts? Not even mentioned where I work.
  2. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by janetrnc
    [ Nursing adm. gave a gift set that included a pin, pen, bookmark and a special engraved knife. [/B]
    Hmmmm....I don't mean to giggle...but a knife? Was it a letter opener possibly?

    Anyway...your gifts sound better than what I received..which was: a paper bag that contained a very small zip-lock baggy of hard candy (approx 8 pieces of candy), a magnet & post-it notes...that said free sample on them! Needless to say, the majority of us left our "bags" at the nurses station. Happy Nurses' Week everyone!
  3. by   GPatty
    We have a poster at the front door that says "Happy Nurses Week".
    Nothing else......
  4. by   mattsmom81
    We got breakfast one day, dinner the next, an ice cream social, a raffle and award ceremony... something food related every day. Oh and bandage scissors engraved with our name. This was a nice surprise.
  5. by   tigger2sassy
    i guess that people tend to forget what it means to be sick and needing someone to take care of them-- i became a nurse to take care of people-- i appreciate the gift that i have been given-- nothing from the facility i work at-- the gift that i am talking about is the pride and dignity that i have gained through sharing the experiences of life with my fellow human beings-- god gave me a great gift and i pray everyday that i can fulfill the trust that people put in me with their lives-- they depend on me to shoulder their burdens in life-- for a little person i seem to have big shoulders to carry those burdens-- nurses, i salute each and every one of you-- may we all be united in our strength, compassion and love of life so that we can give back to those who have so generously given to us happy nurses week
  6. by   liberalrn
    Well, I got a vinyl lunch bag...black with logo and something about lifiting spirits, touching lives.....we were ordered to come down to cafe and eat w/ VP. Couldn't make it--had pts to take care of (shouldn't they staff better during this week?). Anyway, I work 12's and the bkfst "cattle" call was for RN's; the lunch call was for RN's and CNA's and the dinner was for RN's, CNA's, and unit secretaries.....we figured that by midnoc they'd be trolling for housekeeping........ What the he** am I supposed to do with this, my 3rd lunch bag? I don't get the bags.....am I supposed to bring my lunch, therefore never leaving the floor (because I'm too busy)? Or is it that I have to brown bag it because I don't paid enough to afford the cafe? Which one do you think?
  7. by   healingtouchRN
    cool, I would like the knife! I have my own cheap version of a swiss army knife that my hubby gave me, & man does it come in handy opening boxes, adjusting the a/c , etc. You should see what I keep in my desk drawer. all the new grads are amazed at the "tools" I have collected, lunch boxes too. I even have the former president of our hospital's old clock & name card holder (mom found it at an estate sale). Yes, we're morbid like that. anyhoo, have a great week! :roll
  8. by   Orca
    A cheap plastic flashlight made in China, with the legend "Together we shine" (clever, no?). The only reason we got that was that a drug rep came by and dropped off a case of them.
  9. by   nursejenrad
    Well, like most of you- we didn't get much. A box of chocolate, 1 box for each department. Not our own of course! A quick pep talk from the director. (WhooooHooooo!!!!!!)
    I will say that I laughed at a lot of replies and it's great that we CAN laugh.
    I wish everyone the best, only we know the true meaning of caring for others.

    P.S. LOVE the knife-very interesting
  10. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Originally posted by tigger2sassy
    i guess that people tend to forget what it means to be sick and needing someone to take care of them-- i became a nurse to take care of people-- i appreciate the gift that i have been given-- nothing from the facility i work at-- the gift that i am talking about is the pride and dignity that i have gained through sharing the experiences of life with my fellow human beings-- god gave me a great gift and i pray everyday that i can fulfill the trust that people put in me with their lives-- they depend on me to shoulder their burdens in life-- for a little person i seem to have big shoulders to carry those burdens-- nurses, i salute each and every one of you-- may we all be united in our strength, compassion and love of life so that we can give back to those who have so generously given to us happy nurses week

    Well, tigger2sassy....Please understand that I appreciate your statement and I agree in theory...I feel like the fact I am a nurse is somewhat of a "holy calling". I believe that really great nurses are *called* not "made".

    BUT

    I feel the same way about being a Mother and having a "Mothers' Day" to celebrate. Even though I feel it is a privilege and an honor to have my children and to say that I am a mom, I feel that having a day to celebrate Mothers and having special gifts, dinners, etc. is NECESSARY!!! It is always nice to know we are appreciated, have our hard work noticed, have a day we feel cared for and especially loved.

    So even though I agree about having the "calling".....well, gee....it is good to have our employer notice us and say "Thank you for being a Nurse!"

    :kiss
  11. by   altomga
    We got nothing for nurses week not that surprises me though:uhoh21:

    they did have a little food thing in the back of the cafeteria one day..woopie doo!!

    The hospital handed out the little pads with a pen today to EVERYONE for "hospital employee appreciation week:zzzzz

    Again woopie doo!!

    I feel sooooooo appreciated by my employer?
    How about you guys??
  12. by   Orca
    I did not get into this business to have gifts lavished upon me. By the same token, it would be nice to be recognized as a group. For physicians' week, the hospital I worked in had pastries and other food items carried around to the different floors for the doctors throughout the day, had the physicians' lounge specially decorated, and had a recognition dinner for the doctors. For nurses week? A bunch of plastic mugs that had been stuck away in storage for about two years.
  13. by   flashpoint
    More than anything, I am angry that the REGISTERED nurses are going to get something and the LPNs and CNAs are going to get nothing. As an LPN, I am just as much a NURSE as an RN...I don't have as much education, I don't have as much responsibility, and I don't make as much money, but I am still a NURSE. I hate the idea that REGISTERED nurses are being singled out and given bigger and better recognition than the LPNs and CNAs. LPNs and CNAs are really the only people in the hospital who are not recognized...they recognize people from housekeeping, laundry, respiratory, radiology, dietary, purchasing, etc, but the LPNs and CNAs are essentially snubbed. They did have a lunch for us today that was pretty good, but I am insulted that I am not being recognized as a NURSE on the same level as the RNs.

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