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03 Apr

Top 10 ideas to celebrate nurses during National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Recognize all of your nursing staff and/or colleagues for bringing quality healthcare to your facility on a daily basis.

Here are my top 10 ideas to recognize your staff and/or colleagues during National Nurses Week:

  • Gift to make their job easier - hand sanitizer, year supply of pens, lanyard, etc.
  • Host a luncheon with a food truck - who doesn't love a good free lunch and food trucks are the coolest meal on wheels right now
  • Write a "Thank You" note – notes take some extra time but the appreciation is 10 fold
  • Character pins - encourage your staff to be involved by nominating their peers for specific categories e.g. Staff Clown, HAZMAT, Sharp Shooter, etc.
  • Personalized bling - badge clips, USB drives, character pins, personalized tumbler, etc.
  • Sweets - who can resist cupcakes, cookies or cake pops to end a shift
  • Relaxation & Therapy - bring in a massage therapist for 10 minute massages during breaks
  • Recognition - send "Thank You" posters around to the departments your nurses interact with and have each person write a quick note of gratitude
  • Department outing - the possibilities for this are endless; attend a sports event, take a painting class, set-up a volunteering activity, etc.
  • Themed potluck meal – vote on a theme and everyone brings a dish – great way to build camaraderie in your department

No matter what you do, your staff and/or colleagues will appreciate the time and thought you put into recognizing them!

Check out Blue Fusion Promotional Products for additional ideas on personalized promotional products to celebrate your nursing staff this year!

Jessica Bleess was a Sr. Marketing Specialist at Fashion Seal Healthcare®. Jessica has more than five years of experience in digital marketing.


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