Any Ideas For Celebrating Nurses Week?

  1. 0 I 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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  3. Visit  penguin2 profile page
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    The 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.
  4. Visit  OC_An Khe profile page
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    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.
    sevensonnets and lindarn like this.
  5. Visit  dragonfly43 profile page
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    Quote from ocankhe
    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.
    Then I guess you don't celebrate Mother's Day either.
  6. Visit  OC_An Khe profile page
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    dragonfly
    I celebrate it every day of the year.
    sevensonnets and sharona97 like this.
  7. Visit  James Huffman profile page
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    Quote from dragonfly43
    Then I guess you don't celebrate Mother's Day either.
    Bingo.

    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.
    martinalpn, OC_An Khe, leslie :-D, and 1 other like this.
  8. Visit  sharona97 profile page
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    The Minnesota Nursing Association made a Nursing Pin on button to where and this is what it said:


    NURSING

    where your life's work is
    life itself--
  9. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from sharona97
    The Minnesota Nursing Association made a Nursing Pin on button to where and this is what it said:


    NURSING

    where your life's work is
    life itself--
    sorry sharona,

    but talk is cheap.

    leslie

    eta- i'm really sorry i sound so abused, beaten, chewed up and spit out...heh.
  10. Visit  hikernurse profile page
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    Quote from earle58
    eta- i'm really sorry i sound so abused, beaten, chewed up and spit out...heh.
    Are you young and did a nurse eat you up?
  11. Visit  lindarn profile page
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    Quote from ocankhe
    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.
    National Nurse Week is also know as an "Attaboy".

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
  12. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from James Huffman

    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.
    and that's the insult to us pink collar workers- that we can be 'bought' for so little.

    that snickers bar better be king-size.

    leslie
  13. Visit  sharona97 profile page
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    Quote from earle58
    sorry sharona,

    but talk is cheap.

    leslie

    eta- i'm really sorry i sound so abused, beaten, chewed up and spit out...heh.
    Wow Leslie,
    Please enlighten me.
    Isn't it work to live as it is to cross the creek?
    What's up?
  14. Visit  James Huffman profile page
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    Quote from earle58
    and that's the insult to us pink collar workers- that we can be 'bought' for so little.

    that snickers bar better be king-size.

    leslie

    I just pity those places that caught a sale on candy, and now everybody in the known universe is doing low carb.
    leslie :-D likes this.

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