Nurses Week--What did you get? - page 2
Hi everyone! Just curious to see what you received for nurses week and from whom? From management we got a name tag halyard with company name imprinted, a heart that has imprinted logo that has a... Read More
May 10, '01I am very disappointed in what we got this year as years past it was much better. We were told we would have an open salad bar from 4-6pm. I went down at 5p and nearly everything was gone. I was a little ticked off as they didn't add anything so most of us got nothing. I went with my RN pal and we looked at each other at the same time and said, "I think I'm worth more than this." One thing that griped both of us was that, as usual, the day shift nurses were bragging of how wonderful their salad bar was and we should be sure to go and get some. I am finding more and more that the shifts are not treated the same. Last year after state left, the administrator and DON cooked up a huge breakfast for first shift in appreciation for the great report we got. 2nd and 3rd shift got nothing. We were all pretty p****d off as they were in on all the shifts but I guess it was only dayshift shift that did a good job. Funny part was, not errors were found on 2nd shift, they were all on days. Oh well, I'll shut up, I guess that's another issue. Duckie isn't feeling good today so she's a little cranky.
May 10, '01We got a little plastic red heart retractable name tag holder. (oooohhh) My nurse manager even thought it was pretty cheap. We also had a BBQ but, unfortunately I wasn't working that day. The day I worked we had a book fair and recruiters from local universities. You could purchase nursing books and enroll to go back to school for your masters, etc... I agree that everyday should be nurse's day and we should receive adequate staffing. I also agree that shifts are treated differently. Day shift gets more perks than us off shift people. We usually get their leftovers if there is anything left! The hospital is always asking about recruitment and retention. How do we keep you and keep you happy. I think if they treated as though we were worth something, more of us would stay in the profession. I'm getting bitter...sorry!! I hope everyone did have a nice nurse's day. I was thinking about all nurses out there this week...I appreciate all of you.
May 10, '01i MISSED THE DAY THAT THE HOSPITAL BOUGHT US LUNCH, i HEARD IT WAS LUNCH TRAYS WITH DELI MEAT AND CHEESE. ALONG WITH A FEW OTHER GOODIES.
PROBLEM IS, THAT THE CAFETERIA, JUST WROTE OFF THE COSTS, SO IN THE END, THE HOSPITAL DID NOT PAY SQUAT!!!!
I BROUGHT IN TWO LARGE COOKIES FOR ALL THE GREAT NURSES THAT WORK WITH ME THE FIRST DAY, BECAUSE I KNEW THAT OUR ADMIN. WOULD DO NOTHING.
SORRY ABOUT THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE.
HAPPY NURSES WEEK EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
May 10, '01I received a certificate giving me $2.00 off my next Mocha at the coffee shop and, I received a letter via the regular postoffice inviting me to a Nurses Recognition Banquet on May 7th and it goes on to inform me,I can pickup my free coffee cup there. I received the letter on May 10th.
However, I have great hopes and expectations for next year.
May 10, '01GUESS what we got for nurses week?
NOT A THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not even Happy Nurses WEEK!
May 10, '01I'll trade my rock for your nothing ucavalpn.
Actually it's nice to have a patient mention they see how hard we work, and appreciate what we do for them.It brings me sun shine, on a cloudy day, when it's cold outside, I've got the month of may, come on everyone join in the chorus!
May 10, '01Each nursing unit got a huge gift basket of goodies for each shift - plus some nice "buttons" promoting nurse's week. I gave my staff nurses "stork" badge holders (OB Unit) in a gift bag for each. There were many activities during the week - speakers & pizza luncheons, etc. etc. But - the BEST thing we did...(very spur of the moment -we decided to do this yesterday at 3pm!)- we all dug out our old nursing caps & wore them all day long. We were just intending to have a "retro day" - however - the reaction we got from patients, physicians & other nurses & employees was unreal! People stopped us in our travels to ask about our caps & tell us how it was in the "olden days" when getting your RN cap was a big deal - how interesting it was that every school had a different cap, etc. etc. One anesthesiologist walked thru our unit about 5 times telling us how "professional" we all looked & what respect those caps commanded. Public relations wandered over to get a group photo. Other employees from all over the hospital "wandered" onto OB to check it out. Our Sr. VP of Nursing came to the unit and stayed for over an hour discussing the Nursing profession with all of us & what could we all do individually & collectively to recruit the best & brightest. She was upset that we didn't let her in on our cap day - she would have worn hers! We all sat with her & shared our stories of why we went into nursing - what it really meant "back then" to be a nurse, and how far we've fallen in our own respect for our profession. It ended up with my staff VOLUNTEERING to coordinate Nurse's Week activities next year in order to really capture & commend every nurse in the hospital. I have no doubt that they will come up with some great ideas (they were excitedly discussing it all afternoon). We related our day's events to the 3-11 shift & it started all over again.... they even decided to "borrow" the caps for their shift. I can't wait to go to work tomorrow to hear what reaction they got. We all left work today feeling very "positive" about what we do & why we do it.
May 10, '01Re: Nurses Week, We got pizza one day (if you were there) ice cream one day (if you were there)and a plastic retractable name badge holder with the hosp. logo on it.(I already had one) But it did beat the year we got the leftover Community Challange Hosp. Logo SOCKS !!! ( I personally can't wait for the matching logo underwear) Happy Nurses Week to all!! (good thing we are not in it for the PERKS!)
May 10, '01we got a soft insulated lunch bag, and a
key chain, this is also employee appreciation
week so there will be a huge picnic with
catered barbacue and activities , of course
i'll be working and it's off hospital
property so i'll miss it, we'll get a gift
for that , don't know what , last year it
was watches that quit working for most people
the first week , i like christmas better we