Nursing Week B.S.

  1. So anyway, I attended a staff council meeting where we discussed plans for Nursing Week which is coming up in May. So basically it was said that unless we nurses are willing plan and organize the event, nothing will be done this year. Oh yeah and they're trying to make the event include all "nursing staff" (housekeeping, aides, clerical staff). Is it just me (being, gasp, eletist) or is there something wrong with this?
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  3. by   fab4fan
    Gee...uh...couldn't begin to say!
  4. by   Jedav
    What? Since when did the housekeepers, clerical, aides, etc have to sit for nursing boards!!!??? Hello, I guess that means your not a freakin' nurse! I think that the mere suggestion is offensive.

    Just a "little" irritated,

    Jamie
  5. by   Tweety
    We have Hospital Week not long after nurses week that encompasses everyone, throughtout the year there's Phebotomy Week, Radiology Week, Physical Therapy week...on and on and on. We don't feel the need to include non-nursing in NURSES Week. Everyone should be appreciated for the job they do, the this is our week.

    On the other hand, I get a paycheck, vacation time, benefits, etc. and I don't feel that nurses week should be a big deal either.
  6. by   Disablednurse
    Sounds like your place of employment is just to cheap to do anything to say thanks, because they also have housekeeping, nursing assistant, clerical staff, etc, week. Do the nurses not work hard enough to get their own week? Please.
  7. by   ?burntout
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    So anyway, I attended a staff council meeting where we discussed plans for Nursing Week which is coming up in May. So basically it was said that unless we nurses are willing plan and organize the event, nothing will be done this year. Oh yeah and they're trying to make the event include all "nursing staff" (housekeeping, aides, clerical staff). Is it just me (being, gasp, eletist) or is there something wrong with this?
    :uhoh21: ....Vegas, where is your purse? Or can we use mine?

    Aides are included in Nurse's Week at my hospital...but housekeeping??
    Last edit by ?burntout on Mar 25, '03
  8. by   webbiedebbie
    I agree with 3rd shift guy. Each dept celebrates their own.
  9. by   altomga
    Nurses week is a big crock of *hit at my hospital. It ends up being hospital employee week. Then the little trinkets they supposedly have for the "employee's" get given to the visitors!! Although the other departments usually have their own "celebatory" time. Nurses week....whatever. NO ONE except us will tell each other THANKS! YOUR GREAT AND I APPRECIATE YOU!
    So to everyone here....(early I know)

    THANKS AND I APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO EVERYDAY YOU'RE IN THE TRENCHES!!!!
  10. by   TNcanNURSE
    Unfortunately, I have never seen any nurses week events that did not include the entire staff. Over the past couple of years I haven't worked anywhere that had ANY sort of nurses week events. It usually passes by without my realization that it is nurses week.
  11. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by altomga
    Nurses week is a big crock of *hit at my hospital. It ends up being hospital employee week. Then the little trinkets they supposedly have for the "employee's" get given to the visitors!! Although the other departments usually have their own "celebatory" time. Nurses week....whatever. NO ONE except us will tell each other THANKS! YOUR GREAT AND I APPRECIATE YOU!
    So to everyone here....(early I know)

    THANKS AND I APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO EVERYDAY YOU'RE IN THE TRENCHES!!!!

    EXACTLY!!! Can the crappy calculators and pencils and show that we're appreciated!
  12. by   alwaysthere
    At my facility the nurses and aides are the only ones recognized during nurses week and Nursing is the only dept that has a facility wide/sponsored week.....Other depts put on there own recognition programs independantly....However handing out little trinkets never makes up for all the ot worked all the time with family missed and all the administrative bs put up with....
  13. by   cna on her way
    Okay, now I understand that you may be a little "irritated" as it was put, but since when is the nurse aides not considered part of the nursing staff? Thats just a little bit arrogant don't ya think? I am in school myself for my ADN but I will never forget where I started. After all, do you do all your own baths, feeds, turns, diaper changes, vital signs, ect... If so then you are correct, cnas shouldn't be included in your hospital. Otherwise, Yeah they should!!
  14. by   Stargazer
    Gosh, I am so thirsty all of a sudden! Anyone wanna join me in the CyberBar?

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