How was Nurses Week celebrated at your Facility

  1. 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 all. Not that we needed to have a luxurious luncheon or flowers or candy. This was a computer generated sheet with the words. I guess at least it wasn't handwritten in magic marker and the words were spelled correctly.
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  3. by   roser13
    It wasn't.

    No celebration whatsoever.

    No Nurse's Day.
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    We got a cheap mug with the hospital logo (not even a happy nurse's week on there). We got to fill it up with soda for $0.69 @ cafeteria.

    For X-mas we usually got a free meal and 20 dollar gift card. Not this past year.

    Millions in profit are raked in yearly...............yet I work for a "non-for-profit organization".

    Too funny!


    At my other job, (correctional facility), we got an American Express gift card with a thank you note ($25.00). Very thoughtful.
  5. by   nrsang97
    We aren't getting anything. There is no celebration for night staff at all.
  6. by   tntrn
    I don't think it was. or is. The CNO did send out a letter to our families, saying something vapid about their sacrifices, blah, blah, blah, and ended it with a phrase that included these offensive words "my nurses." Excuse me?

    Piglette
  7. by   Advocate1
    We get to have a Pot luck meal---> "Just remember to make enough for all"

    And we got a coupon to a nearby restaurant

    Let's just say... not too thrilled
  8. by   MzMouse
    Doughnuts, a gift certificate to a local greenhouse and a pin. Guess I can't complain.

    Usually the day goes by without a whisper.
  9. by   smalltownnurse2506
    We got free pizza from a local pizza place today for lunch. I thought that was great!
  10. by   realnursealso/LPN
    Nothing,got a coupon for Outback for $5 off. No happy nurses week/day.
  11. by   Emilysmom2, RN
    For working for a large magnet hospital we did not get anything. Granted I am night shift and I am not sure if day shift got anything but not us night shifters. I am really disappointed this is my first nurses week.
  12. by   BEDPAN76
    Hate to rub it in.....At our LTC we had a seafood buffet with crab legs, crab cakes, fried and steamed shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops, fried chicken wings, chesecake, all the fixings. One hospice sent a ton of donuts and another sent a sheet cake. They're doing breakfast for us in the a.m. But I will say that in over 30 years of nursing, other places either ignored it or gave something really tacky like a keychain. Anyway, Happy Nurse's Week to all! (burp!)....
  13. by   pink85
    Oh my! Some of these facilities should be ashamed of theirselves! We had a blessing of the hands by our chaplain, a pizza for lunch day, polo style shirts with our facility name on them, and this was at the hospital where I work. At the elementary school where I work all the kids made me art work, teachers gave me cards and gifts and the principal bought me lunch and so did the PTA on another day. I could not imagine working at a place where I was not valued as a person or a nurse. I am sure that is hurtful. Well, I think you are all AWESOME! HAPPY NURSE'S WEEK!
  14. by   RTtoBe2011
    I'm not a nurse but work at a pretty big hospital. They had masseuses come in for shoulder/back massages or hand massages with wax dip. Chaplain did blessing of hands. All units got huge beautiful flower bouquets delivered and every unit I went to had cake, cookies, candy and/or snacks at the station. There were several lunches and dinners and breakfast for the overnight crews. I don't know what type of gifts if any were given out, but everything else seemed pretty good.

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