Corporate "doesn't believe in" Nurses Week

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    I know Nurses Week is officially over but I recently heard about a LTC facility who doesn't celebrate or even acknowledge nurses week (FYI, one of the owners of said facility is an MD). I have worked at multiple facilities, both LTC/ALF and acute care. All of those places celebrated nurses week and at least gave a small gift.

    This seems very degrading and I could definitely see this contributing to low morale.

    Has anyone else heard of this?

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    Its not a mandatory holiday. Its definitely at corporates discretion to celebrate it or not. What does the MD have to do with anything? Are you suggesting that they didn't celebrate nurses week because an owner was a MD. He conspired against all of the nurses?
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    I actually find it rather demeaning to think that my employer feels the need to "celebrate" Nurse's Day/Week by giving me a $.35 trinket (be it water bottle, fanny pack or lunchbox).

    My professional satisfaction comes from my successful practice as an RN and from the care I deliver to my patients, not in a fanny pack.
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    Quote from NurseyPoo7
    I know Nurses Week is officially over but I recently heard about a LTC facility who doesn't celebrate or even acknowledge nurses week (FYI, one of the owners of said facility is an MD). I have worked at multiple facilities, both LTC/ALF and acute care. All of those places celebrated nurses week and at least gave a small gift.

    This seems very degrading and I could definitely see this contributing to low morale.

    Has anyone else heard of this?
    Seriously, that "small gift" is important to you as a nursing professional? How can the lack of a "small gift" be degrading to a profession?
    psu_213 and anotherone like this.
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    My employer doesn't celebrate it either. Then again, this isn't a medical facility (medical is only a part of a larger operation - this is a prison setting). I have never felt slighted.
    psu_213 and anotherone like this.
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    I haven't seen this personally, but can I can see how it can contribute to low morale, especially when other hospitals do recognize it. Maybe the nurses should get together and celebrate their own nurses week?

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    psu_213, anotherone, and charlottegirl like this.
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    I think it's exaggerating to say it's contributing to low morale. My facility doesn't celebrate it either. I wouldn't have even known it was nurses week if it weren't for all the threads here about it.
    psu_213, anotherone, Dazglue, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from NurseyPoo7
    I know Nurses Week is officially over but I recently heard about a LTC facility who doesn't celebrate or even acknowledge nurses week (FYI, one of the owners of said facility is an MD). I have worked at multiple facilities, both LTC/ALF and acute care. All of those places celebrated nurses week and at least gave a small gift.

    This seems very degrading and I could definitely see this contributing to low morale.

    Has anyone else heard of this?
    Degrading? No. Offering grown adults an ice cream social or a pizza party is degrading. Maybe appropriate for the sophmore cheerleading squad, but not so much for trained, hardworking professionals.

    What is nursing week anyway? Who made it up?
    squidbilly, anotherone, canoehead, and 8 others like this.
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    I think it's nice to be recognized for all of the hard work we provide. No I don't want some cheap piece if junk gift, but I will take a nice thank you from my boss or management.
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    I think it's degrading when management says "for one week of the year we'll pretend to be nice to you, the rest of the time we'll treat you like garbage." That's what contributed to low morale at my hospital job.
    squatmunkie_RN, psu_213, squidbilly, and 10 others like this.


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