How was Nurses Week celebrated at your Facility - page 2

I know these are difficult financial times. To acknowledge Nurses Week at our facility, someone taped a sheet of paper outside a door leading to our unit that said "HAPPY NURSES WEEK". That was... Read More

  1. by   Price 2002
    It wasn't even mentioned. Oh well...shouldn't be surprised!
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    We didn't celebrate Nurses' Day or Nurses' Week. Instead, we're going to have something called Nursing Home Week, with "themed" celebrations each day next week. Hmmm.........whatever. As long as there's free food and we can wear jeans, I'm all over it!
  3. by   BookwormRN
    We are celebrating Nurses Week at our facility...There are banners hanging throughout our hospital stating "Blank Hospital Supports our Nursing Staff"; They have a big screen TV in the main hall near the cafeteria playing a continuous slide show with pictures of all the nursing staff set to music such as the ER theme song, MASH theme song (very cute pics, too!); special themed meals in the cafeteria; donuts in the break room; last week they took group pics of the nurses and made them into posters which are hanging on the units. I feel appreciated.

    Oh, and as a side note; we lost one of our very best RNs to cancer this week. So, we had a Florence Nightingale candle lighting ceremony at the funeral home. Very fitting tribute to a wonderful person. May she rest in peace.
  4. by   MedicalLPN
    When was nurse's day? My hospital just sent out their weekly "You suck notes" to everybody like they always do. But we had some celebration for the Doctors a few weeks ago every unit had to make a card for the physicians which is nice, but I knew when Nurses's week/day came around nothing would be said, and guess what? I was right.
  5. by   ikimiwi
    no nurses week for us, it is now Health Care Workers Week, that way "everyone " is included, because otherwise, the other depts would be upset.
  6. by   Sillynicunurse
    Our facility did nothing for nurses week this year but that was decided at employee meetings that were held to get input on how we would like the hospital to deal with the recession. I will happily give up a free lunch and mug with hospital logo in return for them continuing to honor tuition reimbursement, loan repayment, and the matching 401k.
  7. by   TuTonka
    Quote from roser13
    It wasn't.

    No celebration whatsoever.

    No Nurse's Day.

    Same here....sucks doesn't it.
  8. by   Riseupandnurse
    The worst was "Health Care Workers Week". Yuck. Sounds like something our facility would do, since their motto towards nurses is: "You're no better than anybody else, so don't try to delegate, prioritize or think you're special." It may even be in the mission statement. We couldn't even have "nurse' on our name badges for awhile, we had to be a "clinical partner". They'd pay us all the same too if they could get away with it.
  9. by   hellerd2003
    Quote from roser13
    It wasn't.

    No celebration whatsoever.

    No Nurse's Day.
    We got cookies from outside organizations. We could purchase a 32 oz. soda in a "souvenier cup" (picture cheezy baseball stadium cup) from the cafeteria. I also work at a non-profit who is in the process of purchasing additional hospitals. Yeah, right, they don't have money . . . Oh, and they also presented us with notices that if we don't punch out for lunch three times a month without having our charge RN sign off on our timecards that we'll be subject to reprimand, and then possible termination.

    Happy Nurse's Day.
    Last edit by hellerd2003 on May 7, '09 : Reason: continued info.
  10. by   RNBelle
    We got scissors!? Not even nice ones, I thinked they were old ones they ordered in bulk for EMS. And they threw some candy bars on the table in the breakroom. I would have preferred a pen - that I would actually use.
  11. by   PeachyERNurse
    Quote from roser13
    It wasn't.

    No celebration whatsoever.

    No Nurse's Day.
    Last year we got insulated lunch bags with the company logo. This year NOTHING. And I work for a huge health system that has tons of money and is in the process of acquiring yet another hospital. Kinda sad if u ask me...
  12. by   Tait
    We busted our butts this year to get our 4th consecutive Magnet certification (one of like two hospitals in the country) and we got some cheesy "week" of raffles for crackerjacks, the pleasure of knowing one of the CEO's was tossing a pitch at some random college ball game and a chance to have a picture taken for a Magent poster. (We all actually enjoy, are very active and proud of our Magnet here.)

    Whoopee.

    What do we want? Pens. Give me two pens and a bumper sticker that said "I am Magnet" and I would have been a heck of a lot happier.

    Pfft.

    Tait
  13. by   kmarie724
    We got a travel coffe mug filled with candy and a pen. It was actually a pretty nice gift. I work in LTC and they're trying to save money everywhere they can, so I wasn't really expecting much of anything.

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