How can I say Thank You?


Hi everyone,

So tomorrow is my last day at my 1st RN job because I received an opportunity somewhere else. I wanted to do something nice for my co-workers because they have been amazing and very supportive. I wanted to buy them breakfast or do a lunch catering type thing but its a little over my budget and very last minute. I was thinking maybe of buying a bunch of bagels but I feel bagels is too typical. Or would you prefer bakery pastries in the early morning? Any last minute ideas? Thanks!

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

6 Articles; 11,343 Posts

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.

We've had food brought in from Panera, and the person bringing got an assortment of bagels, breakfast pastries, a bowl of fruit salad, and coffee and orange juice. A mini buffet that pretty much covered everyone's tastes.


12,646 Posts

Has 25 years experience.

Make something yourself. It's cheaper and it's heartfelt.

On my last day at the clinic they had a huge party for me, and I still brought in "my" shrimp and "my" banana choc chip bread.

After I left I sent flowers and a note to the DON and to HR, because my girls were/are majorly unappreciated.

Best of luck in your new venture, OP!

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

4,476 Posts

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience.

I think a heartfelt statement in writing about how awesome they have been would be better than any food or gift.