Nurses Week/Hospital Week

  1. 7 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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  3. Visit  SnfRn profile page
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    I'll join in with your conspiracy theory. Nursing Home week overlaps with it too. We have signs up all over the building with the week long schedule of events to celebrate Nursing Home week, with just a few (much smaller) signs announcing Nurses' Week.
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  4. Visit  dudette10 profile page
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    I don't care either way. I got free **** after my shift last night.
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  5. Visit  llg profile page
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    I agree ... though with a slight modification. I think they chose the same week to save money -- figuring that they would only have to pay for one round of celebrations and recognition. Everyone else gets "hospital week" plus their discipline's week. When we nurses get our special week, we have to share the events with everyone else.

    Maybe we should start a movement to move Nurse's Week to some other time of the year -- and see how they react.
    synderrela, Dulce29, OCNRN63, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  Purple_Scrubs profile page
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    It also happens to fall on the same week as Teacher Appreciation week, so school nurses are left out too. We are far outnumbered.
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  7. Visit  RNBeauty23 profile page
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    Being a new nurse I was excited to celebrate my first nurse week but I have to admit I felt a little bummed out when finding out its hospital week as well. I remember seeing all the gifts, food, nursing shirts while in school and felt it was awesome how they showed the nurses appreciation. Oh well I got my free mug and chic-fil-a today (along with everyone else in the hospital, lol) so I'm happy!!
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  8. Visit  classicdame profile page
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    I don't think it was intended to NOT recognize nurses, but to recognize the whole health care team.
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  9. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
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    In my place of employment (insurance).. this is also employee recognition week.
    A brilliant strategy to get' er done in one week .

    This nullifies the Nurses's appreciation week!

    And... why is there national Housekeeping week?
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  10. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Quote from llg
    I agree ... though with a slight modification. I think they chose the same week to save money -- figuring that they would only have to pay for one round of celebrations and recognition. Everyone else gets "hospital week" plus their discipline's week. When we nurses get our special week, we have to share the events with everyone else.

    Maybe we should start a movement to move Nurse's Week to some other time of the year -- and see how they react.
    I'll second that motion!
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  11. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
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    And... Mother's Day falls in this week. Talk about "Let's show our appreciation" in a nutshell !
  12. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from classicdame
    I don't think it was intended to NOT recognize nurses, but to recognize the whole health care team.
    The rest of the healthcare team gets to have their weeks. I don't get stuff during RT week or PT week or SW week or Housekeeping Week or pharmacists week or any other employee in the hospital's week. But how DARE nurses think they should get their own week!

    It's just like when another discipline doesn't want to do something, nurses are told to be team players, but nobody gets told to be team players and do part of our job. But they sure don't mind suddenly be part of the team when they can get their free popsicle during nurses, oops, I meant hospital week.
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  13. Visit  NurseCard profile page
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    In my place of employment (insurance).. this is also employee recognition week.
    A brilliant strategy to get' er done in one week .

    This nullifies the Nurses's appreciation week!

    And... why is there national Housekeeping week?

    I work in one of the dirtiest hospitals in the country. Appreciate those great housekeepers!
  14. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    I was just thinking that....my hospital can't show us enough respect to celebrate a week that is designated specifically to us, they make us share it with the whole dang hospital!
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