Nurses Week/Hospital Week - page 6

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Am I the only one that thinks whomever started hospital week purposefully made it the same week as nurses week to avoid having to recognize nurses? Or am I just a crazed conspiracy theorist?... Read More


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    Quote from nrsang97
    I saw on the news this morning that a local coffee joint is giving away free cups of coffee to teachers. No mention of nurses week at all.
    Maybe if you went up to the counter and said "Next time a bus accident happens, I sure hope there's lots of TEACHERS on hand to help"?

    You just might get that coffee after all
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    Quote from nurseintx0511
    We could "donate" $10 and get a "free" Nurse's Week t-shirt, that we can wear on specified days thru out the year. Or we could buy stuff at the bake sale. lol
    Gotta be one of the cheeziest, this.

    A request that you pay money for something that you should be given as a gift, and THEN are only allowed to use on certain occasions (deemed fit by management)??

    Priceless.
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    It's said we should bow (and kiss) to the almighty MD since s/he brings in the $$$$. That's why they have a dedicated MD Appreciation Day. After all, we know it's MD karma that magically remains with and cares for the patient 24/7, not the nurses. The arrogance of physicians, total lack of respect from "nursing leadership", adminisrators/executives who seldom (if ever) demonstrate sincere respect/interest in front line nursing is disgusting. Personally, I would rather not have a hypocritical appreciation day. Self worth comes from the heart, not brick and morter buildings populated by the truly disinterested.
    Last edit by Thisol'RN on May 9, '12 : Reason: spelling errors
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    No, it is deliberate, they will do anything to bury us and keep the public's focus off us and our profession. It doesn't work however as our patients know what we do and support us.
    Quote from wooh
    Am I the only one that thinks whomever started hospital week purposefully made it the same week as nurses week to avoid having to recognize nurses? Or am I just a crazed conspiracy theorist?
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    Quote from nrsang97
    I saw on the news this morning that a local coffee joint is giving away free cups of coffee to teachers. No mention of nurses week at all.
    Meh, teachers get pooped on too. (Sometimes like we do, literally!) Can't get too upset about that. Like someone said, soon enough they'll lose their week too to "School Week." Then they'll have their conspiracy theories too...
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    Yes--calling it Employee appreciation month is a clear way to say "You Nurses aren't so special"

    I don't want a week of pizza, trinkets and events that are only at management convient times. I want true RESPECT--proper staffing and the ability to call in more staff (RNs, assistant, sitters) when needed. Respect and consideration for the assessment and opinion of direct care RNs doing the job. Decent wages , benefits and a pension. Respect is giving RNs the TIME needed to teach, to support and to care for our patients.

    Happy Nurses Week!!
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    I've experienced this in the past. I'm very fortunate now to have a hospital that makes sure to recognize their nurses and not just mesh it all in with hospital week.
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    Where I work, we have a "Hospital Week," too. Might as well recognize everyone at the same time to save money.
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    Our nurses/hospital week is mostly hospital week doing stupid contests. Nothing really nice for the nurses!

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    Quote from RNsRWe
    I remember when I worked in the hospital this was all I'd hear: "Nurse's shouldn't be the only ones to get special attention", "Why should nurses be the only ones to get free stuff", etc etc. Ok, fair enough. But WHEN were the nurses the ONLY ONES to EVER get xxx? It's always been a grab--"hey, where's MY free cr*p?"--but don't you dare suggest that all the other 'weeks' be merged into a singular Everybody's Special Week. Do that, and you're just being a greedy nurse.

    Probably shouldn't get me started on how the night nurses missed out on all the free stuff that the dayshifters got, from free meals to the Perks at Work stuff from vendors brought in to showcase their wares (and of course give out free samples, tote bags, pens, whatever).

    We were often lucky to get a veggie platter and/or cold cuts. Maybe.
    Night shift always gets screwed on events, CEO meetings, feedback sessions, and education. I was so impressed when the Magnet director went to every unit at 2am for several nights to educate and hand out Magnet goodies.


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