Any Ideas For Celebrating Nurses Week?
- 0Feb 10, '08 by fromtheheartRNI was put in charge of Nurses Week celebration on our unit. I am up for the fun, but I need ideas. I have some myself, but I always let my small ones turn into giant undertakings! Is there anyone here who enjoyed a memorable celebration on their units? I would appreciate any ideas that you can share.
We have about a hundred employees...60 are RNs. I would like to include everyone in some way...including the Unit Sec's.
We work 12's (7-7), and need to get something together that would work with both shifts.
I am not even sure if my director will allow a budget for me (ice cream social, maybe some small gifts for a drawing??)
I want to make it special....this will be our first celebration of it's kind!!!
Thanks for your help!
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- 0Feb 10, '08 by penguin2The best nurses day appreciation I've experienced was when our Manager paid for massages for all the nurses. It was a piece of heaven, and since one of our part time RNs was also a massage therapist, he gave a discount, so it wasn't that expensive for the 30 of us. I would also suggest a manicure or pedicure- some way to pamper yourself!! Only nurses/CNAs were included though, since the Ward Clerks were recognized on Secretary's Day. A gift card to just about anywhere is good too. Most of us weren't interested in ice cream socials or similar things at work.
- 1Feb 11, '08 by dragonfly43Quote from ocankheThen I guess you don't celebrate Mother's Day either.I am basically against all nurses week celebrations. Showing thanks and appreciation should be an on going thing not just once a year. It is used too often to appease nurses for the other 52 weeks of abuse.
- 4Feb 11, '08 by James HuffmanQuote from dragonfly43Bingo.Then I guess you don't celebrate Mother's Day either.
Ever wonder why they don't have physicians/engineers/contractors/whatever weeks? Only the pink collar fields get these "celebrations." And it's because in male-dominated fields, no one cares about being "recognized" and "appreciated." They're quite happy to get money.
However ... institutions that employ lots of nurses know that it's cheaper to hand out Snickers bars every May rather that deal with the nurses realistically on pay.
- 0Feb 11, '08 by leslie :-DQuote from sharona97sorry sharona,The Minnesota Nursing Association made a Nursing Pin on button to where and this is what it said:
where your life's work is
but talk is cheap.
eta- i'm really sorry i sound so abused, beaten, chewed up and spit out...heh.
- 0Feb 11, '08 by lindarnQuote from ocankheNational Nurse Week is also know as an "Attaboy".I am basically against all nurses week celebrations. Showing thanks and appreciation should be an on going thing not just once a year. It is used too often to appease nurses for the other 52 weeks of abuse.
Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN