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is it nurse's week?

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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I've got a pretty good job I like to do that pays pretty well. As far as I'm concerned, every day is nurse's day.

I'm glad to hear someone else express that sentiment. :) Sometimes I feel very alone in my feelings of general contentment when I come here.

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T-Bird78 has 6 years experience.

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None of my employers have ever acknowledged nurse's week. One office made the nurses contribute for the PA (he was a pretty awesome PA) for PA week in October, but didn't even say "happy nurse appreciation week" a single time the entire week. Even after the doc's lead nurse told him, texted him, and posted a note on his computer. My current employer is 80% nurses and we get nothing. A nurse in a different clinic may send a group email to acknowledge it, but nothing from the docs or management. It's also teacher appreciation week, so we've got the list dictating what to get the teachers every day this week though! (I do love and appreciate teachers, that's one job I couldn't do, but it seems like that is more heavily emphasized than nurse's week).

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

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We get ignored during Nurse's Week. They have "Hospital Week" later in the month to celebrate everyone. However, Respiratory, Lab, and Radiology all get stuff on their own weeks throughout the year in addition to goodies and celebrations during Hospital week. Nurses always get shafted. Especially night shifters.

When I worked in Nursing Home Hell, they ignored Nurse's Week, then pulled out all the stops for Nursing Home Week.

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imintrouble has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg.

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I have a job that pays well. I like my boss, who is as much as possible, fair and honest. The balance of my co-workers tips toward cohesive.

Klone is right. It's enough.

But ( I can't help it) I wish they simply wouldn't mention the week if they weren't going to give a token of appreciation.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Aademia.

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We have free pizza all week for day shift, a rolling cookie cart for nights (with an inservice that travels to each nurses' station- 50+), a breakfast or dinner with a national speaker and CEUs. This is the first time Nurses' Week has been separated from Hospital Week in my years at this place. They seem to be listening to us night people finally.

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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Mine has something every day, although not everything is a gift. I think one day it's "Wear white and a cap" day in honor of Florence's birthday. But I'm off this week--I work half time w/ all my shifts consecutive--so not there.

But in our breakroom is a flyer advertising a FREE CINNABON!! Show your work ID at participating Cinnabon stores and get one free!! :woot: I'm not sure if this is a national thing or if it's just in my area, but you should all check.

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psu_213 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant.

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Oh, is it Nurses' week? At my hospital, it's DAYSHIFT nurses' week, but us night-shifters, well...let's just say apparently we don't matter one bit apparently. As usual.

When I worked as a CNA, the LTC facility at which I worked was having a luncheon for employees for nurses week (even non-nurses were invited). Per fliers and what not, the lunch was supposed to last until 3 pm so that evening shift nurses could partake before they started their shift. I came it at about 2:15. The lunch was over and food was gone. I asked one of the dietary aides what happened. She said "oh, well day shift ate and went back to work. Since they were done we broke it down." Granted this was only one instance, but it was on a long list of "day shift only" privileges. Oh well, I'm well past that phase in my life.

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Yeah some of the higher ups were going around passing out ice cream and we got gym bags too.

Ice cream and gym bags....now there's a mixed message, LOL...

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An email. To the entire facility, from administration: Happy Nurse's Week. Ta da!

I feel spoiled :)

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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We have events this week celebrating Nurse's. I don't know if there are any gifts. It is just nice to hear people, other nurse's and non-nurse's say "Happy Nurse's Week"

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well - dayshift has their cutsie activities like wear bows in your hair and crazy sock day - the hospital got out of gifts and food by making a "donation" to the general nurses education fund that is across all campuses of the hospital - funny though the other campuses are responsible for each of their own celebrations, and they all found budget for food etc...lets see for nightshift last night I got 6 patients but they were kind enough to leave us with 2 aides.

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ktwlpn is a LPN, RN and specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

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We get ignored during Nurse's Week. They have "Hospital Week" later in the month to celebrate everyone. However, Respiratory, Lab, and Radiology all get stuff on their own weeks throughout the year in addition to goodies and celebrations during Hospital week. Nurses always get shafted. Especially night shifters.
DITTO-but we celebrate "Nursing Home week" and it's all for the residents.The few activities in the past they tried to limit to the nursing staff were crashed by residents and family members. Including the employee picnic. This year they are even going to have pureed burgers and dogs. Luckily I am well compensated with a great salary and benefits, tuition and certification reimbursement .

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