How many of you were around for Nurses Week 2012?
If you were following this blog back then, you may remember the my favorite things: nursing edition giveaway… or you might remember the story of Mo and the kidney stone…or perhaps you remember the rad birthday cake I made for Florence Nightingale?
In any case, It’s almost time to celebrate Nurses Week 2013! Here’s the line up:
May 6th will be all about recognizing nurses who have helped you in the past and encouraging younger nurses with promise. May 7th, think ugly sweater party…except scrubs. If you own them, flaunt them. If you didn’t waste your money on them, share links to the ugliest ones you can find! May 8th, I’ll talk about how important humor is in the nursing field. May 9th, I’ll show you the pretty new dansko shoes I’m trying out. May 10th is self explanatory. May 11th will be all about nursing wellness and taking care of yourself. And lastly, May 12th is Florence’s birthday so we’ll be celebrating her.
Feel free to jump in and be involved in your own way or take some of my ideas! Are you excited? I’m excited.
Also, May 6-12 is an excellent time to show the nurse in your life that you appreciate them! Thank them, write them a note, or maybe give them a token of your appreciation. Our hospital, for example, will be giving all the nurses a tumbler cup with a cafeteria gift card inside (I know this information because I’m on the nursing council that helped decide on the gift).
Fun fact: Halo Branded Solutions even has a whole category of Nurses Week gifts! So if you’re in the market to mass purchase nursing gifts, check them out. Below are a few of my favorite from their site: