Nursing home nurses week ideas!!!

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    Hello all!

    I'm a nursing home administrator and I'm looking for gift/event ideas for my nurses during nurses week. I want to go to the source for things nurses would like get or appreciate without ruining the surprise for my staff.

    My current ideas include:

    A pic of each nurse on a matte and have the staff/residents write messages on them then framing them.

    Spa kit with face mask, bath salts, etc

    Pins and notepads

    Food on each of the shifts.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
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    Quote from NHAneedshelp
    Hello all!

    I'm a nursing home administrator and I'm looking for gift/event ideas for my nurses during nurses week. I want to go to the source for things nurses would like get or appreciate without ruining the surprise for my staff.

    My current ideas include:

    A pic of each nurse on a matte and have the staff/residents write messages on them then framing them.

    Spa kit with face mask, bath salts, etc

    Pins and notepads

    Food on each of the shifts.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
    Sounds like a great idea to me.
    LockportRN likes this.
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    I wish my employer would do something like this!
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    That is really so nice of you to be thinking about and planning this.

    As a DON some things that I have done are as you have said, food for each shift and the spa ideas are always appreciated!

    Other things: 1) Pins for all nurses
    2) A rose or carnation for all nurses
    3) With the help of a local chaplain, we have had 'The Blessing of the
    Hands', the nurses seemed to be pleased that this was thought of for
    them.
    4) One year, the chaplain wasn't available. We had a rash of deaths of
    some of our most beloved residents and several staff members had
    family deaths, so I bought a bunch helium balloons (I know, not strictly
    environmentally sound, but did hearts a lot of good!). We went out to
    the courtyard and after expressing my sadness of recent events and in
    order to show how much we care for each other, we had a moment of
    silence for all those that we have lost and released the balloons. Yes,
    there were tears but it seemed to heal our group and bring some much
    needed 'release' of emotions.
    5) A Mary Kay consultant approached me one year to come and do hand
    massages. It just happened to be right before nurses week and I
    needed something for that Wednesday. So it was perfect. She came
    and did hand massages for the nurses (and came back for CNA week
    for the CNA's and Nursing Home week for the patients), did hand ,
    massages and raffled off a basket of Mary Kay goodies.
    6) Made up Word Searches and Word Scrambles with the first person to
    turn them into me correctly recieved a gift card for restaurants, or
    gas or beauty places. Yes, some grumbled that they didn't have time
    to fool around with this, but they were some of the first to finish it
    get it back to me for thier prize.

    Ok this is some of it but I do like your idea about matting their photos and letting us make comments. I may just have to steal that one! Good luck and have fun!
    Last edit by LockportRN on Apr 1, '13
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    It's a great week to announce a small raise in pay
    Last edit by qestout on Apr 5, '13
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    Something like a little personal nore how the cared for a patient or coworker. Did the extra mile. Enclosed with paucheck. Sometimes maybe hard but everyone needs a little kudos moment now and then.
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    Nursing bag, pens, pen lights, food, kudos for a job well done, food, cute badge holders, nursing pins, food, lunch bags with something like "Nurses Rock" written on them, spa kit, food...
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    My vote would be for cute badge holder or spa kit!
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    I'll be doing facials, manicures, and pedicures for the nurses. Baskets of homemade treats for each shift are on the agenda, too.


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