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Thank you food from nursing students

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Specializes in Family Medicine. Has 11 years experience.

We (the nursing students) want to give the nursing staff at our clinical site some sort of food gift on the last day of clinical. Our instructor suggested bagels or donuts but I thought this was not very exciting. I like the Edible Arrangement fruit bouquet but if refrigeration is not available, a food safety violation could occur. Any creative, safe suggestions? Thanks! :)

White and dark dipped chocolate strawberrys :clown:

Pinkster

Specializes in Cardiac. Has 2 years experience.

We have given doughnuts and coffee. Perhaps a healthier option, like subs if $$ available, but everyone responded so well to doughnuts and coffee, well mainly the free coffee :)

whodatnurse

Specializes in Psych.

I've had classmates who brought in homemade cookies and brownies. That's a great idea if you have the time, energy, and inclination to bake...which nobody in my own clinical group ever had (we just always did fruit salads and nutritious snack bars - simple and healthy).

RNMeg

Specializes in NeuroICU/SICU/MICU.

On the last day of my preceptorship, I brought in a vegetable tray. It was eaten so fast food safety was not a concern :clown:

bagels and donuts sound not very exciting but they will get eaten nonetheless and im sure whatever you do will be appreciated.

chocolate always works.

lisamc1RN, LPN

Specializes in LTC/Behavioral/ Hospice. Has 4 years experience.

I know I'd love a fruit basket or veggie tray! I work in a place that is inundated with cookies, cakes, and doughnuts. I've lost 15 lbs out of sheer iron will. It would be nice to indulge in a nice fruit basket on occasion. :)

We brought veggie trays and fruit trays - big hit and with so many people watching their calories they were appreciated more than sweets - a beautiful chocolate cake was brought at the same time, and while it was admired, most nurses said how much they wanted a piece, but didn't dare.

How many are in your clinical group? We used to each bring in a food or beverage. That way there was a variety of healthy, sweet and salty (and plenty to go around). Veggies w/ hummus, fruit plate, chips and salsa, cookies or cupcakes, even bread (like zucchini or banana bread). And might I suggest a fruit pizza? Very pretty, super yummy, sweet but still got the health factor with the fruit! And now I've made myself hungry... :)

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

We gave donuts , cofee , cakes, mini club sandwiches, chocolate. The nurses were happy!

LoveMyDaughters

Specializes in Telemetry.

Our clinical group brought in breakfast foods. A couple of us made bfast casseroles and then we brought in fruit trays and muffins and biscuits and then several juices. It seemed to go over well with the nurses and other staff that we worked with. We also made a poster board that said "Thanks For All Your Help" and then we all signed it.

SlightlyMental_RN

Specializes in chemical dependency detox/psych.

We did a lot of different things for the clinical groups: cakes, cookies, etc. My biggest hits were: 1.) One time I made a layered taco dip and brought tortilla chips. 2.) For my internship, I brought chocolate dipped strawberries and 2 kinds of muffins. That was a HUGE success.

Coffee Nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 10 years experience.

I love Edible Arrangements, and I agree, it'd probably be eaten so fast that food safety wouldn't be an issue, especially since there's nothing dairy in it.

catshowlady

Specializes in ICU.

Agree with PP re: Edible Arrangement. We received one for each shift on our unit as a gift, and they practically vanished into thin air, they went so fast! :lol2: And they tasted fabulous. If you want to indulge those who like sweets, get one of the arrangements where some of the fruit is dipped in chocolate. Mmmmm...

Honestly, most anything you bring would be appreciated. It is, after all, the thought that counts.

:paw:

noyesno, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Family Medicine. Has 11 years experience.

How many are in your clinical group? We used to each bring in a food or beverage. That way there was a variety of healthy, sweet and salty (and plenty to go around). Veggies w/ hummus, fruit plate, chips and salsa, cookies or cupcakes, even bread (like zucchini or banana bread). And might I suggest a fruit pizza? Very pretty, super yummy, sweet but still got the health factor with the fruit! And now I've made myself hungry... :)

There are 9 of us. Everyone bringing in something is a great idea! Going with a variety of food is smart!

Thanks for input! :)

noyesno, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Family Medicine. Has 11 years experience.

Luna bars!!!!

I love Luna bars!!!