National Nurses Week

  1. Does anyone know of a website that sales discount nursing gifts if you buy in bulk?
    Also what are some ideas for activities to plan for this week?
    This is my first time being in charge of this activity, and I'm quite clueless.
    Do we celebrate all nurses RN's LPN's CNA's together?
    Any suggestions/advice would be welcome.
    Thanks
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ANA has some on their site I believe. I know there were a bunch of the usual trinkets in my publications from them.

    I think nursestation.com does, as well.

    Not sure where else may....but they are around.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    ANA does have a catalogue. Try Lauras too. Pins and Tee shirts are the bargain for a large order.
    http://www.greatnurses.com/
  5. by   altomga
    RN's and LPN's should be celebrated together,.....

    nursing assistants have a time of there own if I am not mistaken?
  6. by   NICU_Nurse
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    The best thing we ever did for Nurses Week was a booklet with praise both specific or general for our nursing staff. We included RN, LVN, CNA, UAP/PCP, techs, secretaries, and monitor observers.
    Those of us most active were able to make sure each person at our 240 bed hospital was mentioned.

    Long term mentors were thanked a lot. I think it was appreciated because it was sincere, factual and came from a co-worker.
    We just had our most able volunteer design it and took it to a copy place.
  8. by   jadednurse
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    The best thing we ever did for Nurses Week was a booklet with praise both specific or general for our nursing staff. We included RN, LVN, CNA, UAP/PCP, techs, secretaries, and monitor observers.
    Those of us most active were able to make sure each person at our 240 bed hospital was mentioned.

    Long term mentors were thanked a lot. I think it was appreciated because it was sincere, factual and came from a co-worker.
    We just had our most able volunteer design it and took it to a copy place.
    What a nice idea!
  9. by   disher
    I saved this nurses survival kit idea from last year. I cannot recall who originally posted it, but the original poster said each nurse at the hospital she/he worked at received a lunch bag with the following items and note inside.

    A survival kit in honour of nurses week

    Lifesavers--to remind you of the many times you've helped others
    Snickers--to remind you that laughter is the best medicine
    Candle--a remembrance of Florence and all your long hours

    Tissues--to dry those tears--yours & patients
    Starburst--for that burst of energy you need at the end of the day
    Button--to remind you sometimes you must button your lip

    Lollipop--to help you lick everyone's problems
    Marbles--to replace the ones you lost during accreditation
    Hand lotion--to remind you that you too need a little TLC and to wash your hands

    Bandaid--to remind you of the hands on care you give
    Hugs & kisses--take one qid because your deserve them
    Playing cards -to help you read doctor's minds and decipher orders
    Mounds -a reminder of all the charting to do before the shift ends


    Thank you for giving your time, kindness and comfort to all of our patients
  10. by   rreed
    I like the above idea with the lunch bag
  11. by   Nursie30
    Wow, thank you those are some great ideas, I new I would find the help I needed here........thanks again
  12. by   LPNtoBSNstudent
    LOVED the survival kit idea!!!!
  13. by   renerian
    I bought goodies for the nurses that work at the agencies I have clients at. I don't remember where I got them though as I bought them months ago.

    renerian
  14. by   Nursie30
    what is this years theme?

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