Is bringing dougnuts for my clinical unit o.k.? - page 3

Is it ok to bring something like a box of doughnuts for the unit I'll be in, as a thank you? I know their day would be a lot easier if I weren't there poking my head in everything they do and... Read More

  1. Visit  pfongk profile page
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    Our students usually bring in a large jar of decent(ish) instant coffee and/or teabags for us and a card. All the students in the group chip in for it and it lasts about a week so most people get some.
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  3. Visit  Mewsin profile page
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    The students last year got us fruit trays, one for each nursing station and one for the staff room, it was wonderful.
  4. Visit  TRR8021 profile page
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    Yes, we did this all the time when I was in nursing school. Like others have said, do it on your last clinical day. We would all chip in as a group to defray the cost, but when I did my final senior clinical, I bought a box of Christmas cookies and a Thank You card of my own money and gave it to my unit (it was December.)
  5. Visit  Calabria profile page
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    No, absolutely not.

    Bring them to mine instead .
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  6. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    It's definitely OK, esp. if you bring powdered creme filled doughnuts...powdered chocolate creme filled doughnuts gets you bonus points.

    And I would hide the food from the interns. They have a tendency to descend on treats like a plague of locusts, only to vanish as soon as the food is gone. You''ll never get a bite of it if they get wind of it.
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  7. Visit  TRR8021 profile page
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    LOL even the nurses that were mean to you all semester long get happy when the donuts arrive! Sugar sweetens everything! haha
  8. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    If you are especially appreciative of the staff..bringing in food is a nice gesture.

    But another gesture to add to the food is a simple thank you card for the staff, have all the students sign it. And I alway make sure a quick note to the NM also goes out thanking her/him and her/his staff for 'tolerating' us students and thank her/him for the experience. If a particular nurse was especially helpful or went above and beyond be sure to name that person in the note to the NM.
  9. Visit  MECO28 profile page
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    Why, yes. Yes it is. Please come to my unit. I like nursing students, particularly when they bring snacks.
  10. Visit  Poochiewoochie profile page
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    Quote from netglow
    I once was waiting in line at Dunkin Donuts, and just was casually scanning the trays of donuts when I saw a 2+ inch long cockroach standing just as proud as you please on a chocolate eclair looking out at all of us in line I just turned around and left the store.
    At the place I worked the room where they made the donuts was filthy and disgusting. The floor was so dirty and full of ants. One of my co-workers had no qualms about smoking in that room and her ashes would drop into the vats of donut glaze. I once watched as she dropped an unfrosted donut on the dirty floor, pick it up and "dust" it off on her dirty uniform then proceed to frost it and put on on the rack to go out into the case.

    So that is why I laugh when I read comments from people who won't eat someone's homemade treats because they are afraid of how clean and sanitary they are at home and who believe that eating a donut or some other treat from places like DD is a lot more safer.
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  11. Visit  Sadala profile page
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    We did this our last day and brought enough to cover all of the nursing stations in the facility (not a huge facility or anything). Made our day as students to be able to do it and we bought a LOT of donuts. We decided every worker there would want, like... 5. LOL
  12. Visit  Sadala profile page
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    Quote from CT Pixie
    If you are especially appreciative of the staff..bringing in food is a nice gesture.

    But another gesture to add to the food is a simple thank you card for the staff, have all the students sign it. And I alway make sure a quick note to the NM also goes out thanking her/him and her/his staff for 'tolerating' us students and thank her/him for the experience. If a particular nurse was especially helpful or went above and beyond be sure to name that person in the note to the NM.
    There really ARE some nurses who are special and who are willing to really work with us as students. I would love to have some way to bring them to the attention of their nurse or facility manager...

    (and not just nurses either, but some of the CNAs, hospice, physicians, etc). I'd love to be able to point out everyone who helped and to let their management now how they helped, basically.
  13. Visit  lolaviex profile page
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    My med-surg clinical group brought some sort of treat with us to the floor once a week. The nurses liked our group so much they threw US a pizza party on our last day! I don't know if it was because of the cookies and bagels, or our work ethic, but it was a really nice gesture.
  14. Visit  Fire Bird profile page
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    Yes! doughnuts are delicious


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