"Nurse Appreciation Week" gifts from employer

  1. Well, ours started today. Very nice cooler that holds a 6-pack that has a netted beach bag on top. Hospital colors and logo, of course. Inside was a beach ball, a bottle huggie and a frisbee..all with hospital logo..lol. I'm impressed, though. This is the biggie, I'm sure..but just the beginning.

    Anyone else wish to share their gifts????
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  3. by   KaraLea
    They haven't even mentioned Nurse's Week here yet...
  4. by   KaroSnowQueen
    Not one word yet. No signs about it, no email, no nothing. I PRESUME it is due to Derby Fever taking over the city this week and maybe when I come in Monday we will see something, but so far nothing.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
  6. by   debyan
    they have a popularity contest going on " the funniest nurse - the best dressed nurse- the smartest nurse " there are about 10 catagories, then they are having a dinner for us at the LTC facility I work at Why not a nice resturant?
    That's it for us deb
  7. by   petiteflower
    We got a happy face pen that when you press to write the happy face lights up and a pocket knife with multi tools---knife, bottle opener, scissors--oh and a cork screw---in case of an emergency. The little knifes were pretty unusual for nurse's week, but they are really pretty neat.
  8. by   altomga
    Nurses week has been mentioned at my facility...they are going to have a "food thing" in the back of the cafeteria for 1 day only during certain times...one yr they had oranges and nutri-grain bars for us....woopie doo!! And of course like I said it is for one day so if you don't work...of course you don't get.....big whoppin' deal!!
    hospital is too cheap to give anything decent I guess...
    such is life....
    If they happen to shock the crap out of me I'll let you know!! (that's a laugh and a half)
  9. by   POPRN
    My hospital doesn't recongize just Nurses during Nurses week. It is called Hospital Employees Appreication Day. Everyone gets the same cheap little gift. Last year it was a little bitty radio. And of course they feed us!! yahoo.
  10. by   jbeachy
    Ours is now called clinical day! We went from Nurse's Week to Nurse's Day and now since they want to recognize the MA's that I work with we are doing Clinical Appreciation Day! I never expected much but.....
  11. by   Shamrock
    Zip, nada - nothing. Has not been brought up.
  12. by   zudy
    We get 20% off most items in our bookstore(I work at a teaching hospital) which is pretty good, it includes nursing books, shoes. We also all get a 15 minute neck and shoulder massage, cake one day, ice cream another day. Our NM usually does something special for each one of us, a small special gift, that is from her.
    However, the best gift from here is that I am treated like a professional, I have the oppurtunity for more education, and my manager treats me with respect every day of the year, not just one week out of the year. I think that is what we all want, and deserve, for Nurses Week.
    Happy Nurses Week to all you great nurses out there!
  13. by   NICU_Nurse
    Nurses' Appreciation Week? I didn't even know we were in the midst of such a thing. Wonder what they're trying to imply...
  14. by   purplemania
    We combine Nurses' Week with Hospital Day. The nurses get special gifts, the whole hospital gets a Texas size BBQ. There is some sort of recognition every day for a week. We are having "Oscars for Nurses" with booths carrying movie themes that will teach nurses (or anyone interested in nursing) about certifications, benefits, clinical ladder, stuff like that. Popcorn and prizes. The whole hospital celebrates for a week and we look forward to it. Also seems to mark the end of "busy season".