Nurses Day...are you forgotten ?

  1. Does your facility/school remember you on School Nurses Day ?
    If so...what do they do in honor of the occasion?

    :hatparty: LPN 90
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  3. by   DDRN4me
    if i remind my boss (who is a nurse and should know better) she will get a little token gift for the nurses. if i dont say anything its another day at the bottom of the food chain!
  4. by   Graynurse
    What is a 'nurse's day'? and when is it
  5. by   sls4083
    I usually copy out the page or send the link to all the principals, assistant superintendent (our boss) and our school superintendent.

    http://www.nasn.org/profession/schoolnurseday.htm

    Normally this will get us a gift from our principals and our asst. superintendent.

    :-)

    Sue
  6. by   Keepstanding
    Quote from sls4083
    I usually copy out the page or send the link to all the principals, assistant superintendent (our boss) and our school superintendent.

    http://www.nasn.org/profession/schoolnurseday.htm

    Normally this will get us a gift from our principals and our asst. superintendent.

    :-)

    Sue

    I have been at my present job for 14 years. I think I have recieved small tokens of appreciation maybe two times. I am seeing a trend of younger teachers who are overworked, and bogged down in their own work to ever think about thanking the school nurse. It's pretty much a job where you have to just go in and do your best each day for your students and not worry about the fact that nobody notices the job you do. I know I make a difference to the kids..... I have many teachers who are rude, demanding and pushy. It is so totally un-necessary. Let's all hang on because the summer is coming. By the way....I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU FOR THE JOBS YOU DO EACH DAY !!!

    lpn 90
  7. by   cpgrn
    My boss always gets us a flower or something. The school always sends a bouquet of flowers or candy and a baloon. One year they sent me a candle assortment with other goodies. No, they don't forget us here. It's on the school calendar.
  8. by   askdrn
    I felt really appreciated this year! I received flowers and a card signed by all the administrators and secretaries. My name was put on the reader board outside school. I got alot of hand made cards from the Sp. Ed. kids. And the district Nursing Supervisor and Consulting Nurses gave all the school nurses a reception after school. Small bits of appreciation after a really long difficult year!
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    we got some token gifts from don and the pharmacy sent us some stuff, don't know what the day people took it all, and there was a lunch but it fell on my dd and i went out with her...nice thought though
  10. by   Jeanine
    My principal gives me a beautiful bouquet of flowers every year, the secretaries also give me something really nice. They have a cake, fruit, coffee, etc. with all of the staff in the offices (guidance, CST, secretaries, principal, VP, dean of students). The teachers have no idea though.
  11. by   bergren
    School Nurse Day Background: Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses.

    Purpose: National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.

    Date: National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurse Week and National Nurse Week is always May 6th through May 12th. This year School Nurse Day is May 12, 2010.

    Don't wait to be recognized, toot your own horn.

    The National Association of School Nurses has mateirals prepared to help you spread the word:
    Look in upper right had corner of this link, under Documents and Links: http://www.nasn.org/Default.aspx?tabid=70

    Sample Proclamation

    Press Release

    Poster

    Sample Newsletter Article (state)

    Sample Newsletter Article (local)

    Celebration Suggestions

    Electronic Postcard
  12. by   mustlovepoodles
    The last two years I have not been "appreciated." It kinda grinds my tail, because I give 110%. Staff & admin largely has no idea what we do, so what's to appreciate? So my husband sends me flowers to school. I open the card in the office and read it aloud. Sorta shames them into noticing that they have a school nurse.

    This year I'm in a wonderful elementary school where the office staff, teachers,and admins appreciated me every single day! I don't really care if I get a special day this year, because just about every day is special in this school. But don't tell my hubby that--he'll still send me flowers.
  13. by   bergren
    "This year I'm in a wonderful elementary school where the office staff, teachers,and admins appreciated me every single day!"

    That is so awesome! You should tell them that on School Nurse Day this year!!

    You are a lucky lucky school nurse!
  14. by   momnurse23
    OK. I hope this is not a repeat. I don't know what I hit the last time I was posting.

    Last year was my first year as a school nurse. I didn't even know it was school nurse's day until my Principal announced it over the intercom and encouraged everyone to stop by the clinic to show appreciation. I received a gift card from the Principal and AP, a bracelet from some of the ladies up front/para's, one teacher had her class make me a poster, and another teacher had each of her students make me a card, I got some emails and several stopped by the clinic. I felt very special.:redpinkhe I have to say I love my school (an elementary school of just under 400). Everyone is great to work with, genuinely care about the students and are always appreciative. Of course there are always a few issues here and there, but that's just life.

    By the way, I think this is my first time posting even though I've been reading since I got my interview for the job last year. I'm an RN, BSN. Have been for 10 years though I've only worked about 5 of those (took some time off with my little ones). I've worked for a large family practice and done home health. I'm a wife and mom to 3, 2 of which go to the school where I work. The 3rd will be there next year. Like I said, I love my school. The pay is piddly but I love love love the hours and being involved in the school where my kids go. I enjoy taking care of the children and being mostly independent, though sometimes it's a little scary when there's no second opinion right at hand. I've always enjoyed reading the posts on this board. Feel like I know a lot of you.

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