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Have you ever received an award for nursing?

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Like a Daisy Award or Nurse of the year. Was it unexpected? Did you appreciate or believe you were deserving of the award?  Did it come with pressure or your 12hrs as nurse never change?

 

OUxPhys, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 4 years experience.

LOL no. Only award I got was for perfect attendance one year. 

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience.

Yes I did. Awards are only a piece of paper, but look good on a resume.

In my case... that stupid award caused a lot of petty jealousy. I left the job, because I did not want to deal with that.

Not an award, but was rewarded by a pay increase, although minuscule, for doing a good job.  Only time anything like that has ever happened in my career.

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

Yes.  Every year during nurses week peers can nominate you for an excellence award and nurse of the year.  I've gotten two excellence awards over the years and was Nurse of the Year 2009.  

All were unexpected and quite appreciated.  Plus, as is mentioned above it looks good on the resume.  

We were bought by another company six years ago and when I was nominated again, the committee sent me a questionnaire asking me some questions and if I was worthy of the award.  I answered back that I refused to promote myself to get an award that it should be earned and I was removed from the list.  The next year I was nominated yet again and I just ignored it and again was removed from consideration.  I didn't care.

We've been bought again, so not sure what the process is but I don't care.  At the end of the day I just continue to do what I do the best that I can.

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Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 40 years experience.

I was awarded Employee of the Month, and thought it was nice that they noticed that I was doing a good job. Then, the next month, I saw who was awarded the honor. It was a nurse who regularly did the minimal amount of work. I would come in and find our client slouched in the chair, diaper wet, etc., and she would say, "He's fine" and leave. 😒

I wasn't so impressed with "Employee of the Month" after that.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 27 years experience.

I was nurse of the year for the county I worked in 2004

15 hours ago, Tweety said:

the committee sent me a questionnaire asking me some questions and if I was worthy of the award.

That sound rich

Would any of you or have any of you agreed to be in a promotional brochure for your job?  An ER nurse at my job picture was in a 3 folded brochure in ER. She wasn't impressed, I forgot why she agreed to do it.  She said a few people came in saw the connection and LOUDLY announced it "HEY ISN'T THAT YOU IN THE FLYER?!?!"

She was nice, she ended up leaving.

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

29 minutes ago, DesiDani said:

Would any of you or have any of you agreed to be in a promotional brochure for your job?

Once I happened to be wearing the color of what our new color code for RNs was going to be the following month and they took a photo of myself and another nurse who also happened to be wearing that color, working side by side looking at the computer.  We were in a recruiting brochure they sent to nursing schools and at student nurse conventions and other places.  

Usually they use stock photos but decided to make their own that time.

RN-to- BSN, ADN, RN

Specializes in SCRN. Has 6 years experience.

The Daisy nomination and last year nurse of the year. I really don't care about awards, just do my job. But I was polite in receiving them, that was all.

On 10/11/2020 at 3:20 AM, DesiDani said:

Would any of you or have any of you agreed to be in a promotional brochure for your job?

Never.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 18 years experience.

I have a couple of plaques on my wall for Employee of the month and a certificate from an LTC facility recognizing my ability to start difficult IVs. The EOM awards came with a $100.00 and the use of a close parking space for the month but no actual pay increase.

Hppy

Ioreth, ADN, RN

Specializes in Ortho-Neuro. Has 1 years experience.

There's a nurse in the unit where I work that is a horribly unsafe nurse, and we have had many, many near misses with this nurse that if not caught could have resulted in a patient's death. This nurse is charming, skilled at deflecting the blame on others (making it stressful to hand off to/from them), and also is very good at saying the right things to management to not get fired.

Imagine our surprise when not one, not two, but five Daisy Award nominations came in from patients as well as a handful of compliment cards. I guess this nurse has good customer service but does that matter when their actions are prolonging hospital stays? I recently found out why this nurse keeps getting award nominations and comment cards. They were observed by another nurse at handoff to have a pocket full of Daisy Award nomination forms and was handing them out to each patient. I was disgusted and I felt like that cheapened the recognition.

I don't care if I get an award or any other public recognition. The best reward I can get is when my patient tells me I'm doing a good job, when the patient or their family tells me thank you, or when I solve a problem for the patient that has been ongoing for some time. I don't change my practice for supposed VIPs or other hoity toities. But I find it most rewarding when someone who I am caring for appreciates me for what I would do for anybody.

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DowntheRiver

Specializes in Urgent Care, Oncology. Has 6 years experience.

My smart mouth and RBF preclude me from winning awards. I'm just not all sunshine and rainbows and smiles. 

I know who I am and know that I'll never win an award. But I do know that I am a damn good nurse who would do anything for her patients. 

5 hours ago, Ioreth said:

There's a nurse in the unit where I work that is a horribly unsafe nurse, and we have had many, many near misses with this nurse that if not caught could have resulted in a patient's death. This nurse is charming, skilled at deflecting the blame on others (making it stressful to hand off to/from them), and also is very good at saying the right things to management to not get fired.

Imagine our surprise when not one, not two, but five Daisy Award nominations came in from patients as well as a handful of compliment cards. I guess this nurse has good customer service but does that matter when their actions are prolonging hospital stays?

Ha! I know one of these, too. 

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 9 years experience.

I was NOTM once and had my picture taken and posted on the unit along with a bio. It was nice.

In the DFW area, we have the DFW Great 100 and the D Magazine awards. I have not been awarded either of those but I enjoy nominating others each year.

Davey Do

Specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge. Has 41 years experience.

Okay, I don't like to brag, but I received five awards in seven months time:

November 2019: Dedicated Employee Award                                                    January 2020: Dedicated Employee Award                                                        February 2020: DAISY Award                                                                              March 2020: Termination  Award                                                                      May 2020: Unemployment Benefits Award

Maybe the last one doesn't count since it was from the IDES.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 8 years experience.

I won a "FON" Friends of Nursing award. It is a peer nominated award. I had no idea. We have not had anyone in management to promote this for a couple of years and I am trying to boost morale and see if we can nominate some. 

I am tired of popularity-type awards where people give props to their friends

Rosello

Has 33 years experience.

In my 34 years I only got awarded once on nurses week and it was only because everyone else had been already awarded. Even though I have had perfect attendance in like forever, never have I been awarded for it. So the award felt hypocrite!! 😒

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