What nurses really want for Nurses Week

Nurses Week

Having been a nurse for over 18 years, I have endured a few Nurses Week. At first I was lured into the charm of my first “Nurses Week” bag. I had finally arrived – my first official nurses bag. I had arrived and for a full week, the folks at the hospital seemed to actually appreciate what we did for our patients. After a few mugs, key chains, beach towels and more bags, the charm quickly grew off.

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Nurses Week Giveaway 2015!

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Nurses’ Week Giveaway 2015!

The giveaway has closed – all of the winners have been contacted, however, if I do not hear from them in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Thanks to everyone who entered – please support these awesome people and brands who donated these fantastic gifts!!

It’s finally here – Nurses’ Week 2015!

If you can’t tell, I love Nurses’ Week!

I love to have a week to reflect and celebrate nursing. Sure, we should celebrate nursing everyday, every week. But, being nurses, we don’t like a lot of spot light on ourselves. We take care of our patients; it’s what we do. And we do it well – the Gallup poll reports again that nurses are still the most trusted profession!

If you’d like to learn more about the history of nursing, check out this article. You might be surprised, it hasn’t been around as long as you might think…

So, in honor of Nurses Week, many of you will be getting your token gift from your employer – maybe a mug, a pen or if your lucky, a free meal in the cafeteria that you never get to go eat at because you are so busy! (And recently I heard some employers have got rid of Nurses’ Week altogether, in exchange of “Hospital Week” – whatever!)

Well, I have some good news – in exchange for being my awesome readers and super awesome nurses, I have rounded up some spectacular gifts to give you all!! They are things nurses want and some are from companies who are made by nurses! Bonus!!

So without further ado – here’s what I am going to giveaway to my awesome nurse peeps!

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Nurses Week Giveaways!

UPDATE: Please come back starting in April – will be celebrating all month long the anniversary of my blog with weekly giveaways – ending with a HUGE Nurses’ Week giveaway that is way better than any coffee mug you might get!!!

I will also, try to keep up on all the awesome deals, just like last year!!

Happy Nurses Week!

Hey, we only get one week a year – lets make the best of it!! The web was blowing up yesterday with lots of love for nurses, so I have rounded up some of that love for you to enjoy! So, go, get some love & don’t forget to share with a friend!! (Unless you are content with the coffee mug you got this year from the hospital? My husband got a pair of socks. Socks, really?)

Nurses Week Giveaway!

Nurses Week Giveaways!

The Nerdy Nurse – don’t forget to enter for some amazing gifts specifically for nurses. And check out her blog while you are there – lots of great stuff.

MedEd – they are also having a drawing – $50 Target gift card and a MedEd book. You can’t win if you don’t enter!

Cinnabon – super yum! Show your ID and get a FREE Cinnabon. I see a reason to head to the mall!!

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Lippinocott Nursing Center – they are having daily deals, as well as being able to have free access to their most popular nursing journals, such as AJN & Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. Lots of other great resources, as usual! Go check it out!

Johnson & Johnson – The Campaign for Nursing’s Future – they always have awesome resources, but did you know you can get a free magnet for your car! They also have some wonderful posters that you could donate to schools. I have used their coloring books for The Great American Teachin – all FREE!! If we don’t inspire the next generation, who will care for us??

Nurse Together – they want to give you a FREE pin – show you love for how we have to do it together! Another great site for lots of resources for nurses!

ANA – they are also holding a give away. Two lucky winners will win an array of nurse logo products!

Take 15% Off Select Crocs @ Work Styles with code NURSES at Crocs.com! Ends 5/13 – Love my Crocs!

Well, I hope that makes you feel a little loved today! I have also heard some local Dunkin Donuts are giving free coffee – hey, can’t hurt to ask!

Thanks for all you do each day and remember to take care of yourself too!!

Happy Nurses Week!!

 

 


American Nurse Project

Nurses Week Continues!

We only get one week so lets just make the best of it, right?? This week I really want to showcase all the awesomeness of our profession! If we are not proud of our profession, who will be??

American Nurse Project

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I know I have posted info on this incredible project before, but in light of nurses week, I thought it needed another spot light! In case you are not aware, this was a beautifully stunning photographic book celebrating the real stories of nurse in America. Nurses magazine has been showcasing their photos on their covers and that is where it first caught my attention. The pictures are wonderful and the stories are just heart warming. It is the perfect gift for yourself and any nurse in your life. The interviews have since been compiled into a documentary. If the trailers are any glimpse of its quality, I know it will not disappoint.

This week the American Nurse movie will be screening on May 8 at limited venues. Sadly, it is no where near my home, but hopefully you will get lucky. Please go out and support this film, if you have the opportunity. I doubt you will regret it!

You can find more about the American Nurse Project <– click here.

So, enjoy your nurses week & if you aren’t a nurse, hug one this week and thank them for saving you from the doctors trying to kill you! Just kidding… kind of!

If you are interested in purchasing the book, feel free to click the link below