About National Nurses Week

  1. National Nurses Week...my reaction this year, moreso than last was, "Meh."
    Our hospital administration went all out this year, no cheap trinkets this year. Instead we got coupons for a free ice-cream sandwich from a local artisanal ice-cream company.
    At the unit level, we got flower-pots to paint and flowers to plant in them. Forgive my cynicism, but my first thought was, "Is this arts & crafts day at the senior center?" And, of course, there was plenty of sugar, salt and cholesterol laden food to go around.
    Until nurse demand...and secure... a place at the table with physicians and hospital administration in determining how we conduct our practice and our profession, National Nurse's Week will be just three words.
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