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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 42 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 28 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 7 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 19 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