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How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:43 am
by Queenet
We do always acknowledge nurses day in my hospital. I think it goes beyond just meeting. How do you intends to celebrate nurses week in your hospital or company? What are your ideas?

Nurses Week 2016 is coming very soon! Are you set to have a good time?

Many would lament that there is just no money in the budget or provided by management to go all out this year. Well, we think you can still have fun if we use a little creativity and a lot of humor!

Below are some ideas to get the party started:

1. The year theme of days. It can be a Culture of safety it start with you or something else.

2. Encourage everyone to get involved. Invite the management, everyone from all the departments, the doctors, security, patients and family members, etc.

3. Nurses Week Contest : Prizes of unspeakable value are in order, but if nothing else, a hand shake for the winners is a must.

4. Cartoon Caption Contest. Post cartoon(s) on your bulleting board and have participants fill in their own captions.

5. Food/Beverages. How about preparing some fun snacks for your patient? Drink down some fun juices, Kool Aid, and others that you enjoyed as a kid. It can be as good as a think!

A Note for Management: Walk Your Talk

Be willing to overcome the fear of foolishness. Don't be afraid to look a little silly: a goofy hat, tie, a silly button, socks, two different shoes - come on, be brave! Set the tone and encourage others to follow your lead.

There's no excuse not to recognize the contributions of the hard working and dedicated staff, even if money is tight. They deserve it!

From Naija Nurses Forum we happy nurses week

Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:10 am
by Adella
@Queenet. Let me share with u little background of national nurses day.

National Nurses Day, also known as National RN Recognition Day, is always celebrated on May 6th and opens National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birth date of Florence Nightingale.

National Nurses Week is one of the nation's largest health care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform.

The week-long celebration is designed to accommodate the variety of activities.

Activities during National Nurses Week typically include banquets and recognition dinners, state and city proclamations, continuing education seminars, and other community events. Nurses are typically honored with gifts, dinners, and flowers by friends and family members, coworkers such as doctors and administrators, and patients who want to show their appreciation.

Based on the summary above, we might begin to suggest we how we intends to celebrate the week at our various institution.

Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:25 pm
by Kunle Emmanuel
Theme for this year:
Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring

Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:54 pm
by Queenet
Keeping in touch with the past international nurses day theme:

International Nurses Day Theme 2011 "Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity."
International Nurses Day Theme 2010 "Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Chronic Care"
International Nurses Day Theme 2009 "Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Care Innovations"
International Nurses Day Theme 2008 "Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Primary Health Care"
International Nurses Day Theme 2007 "Positive practice environments: Quality workplaces = quality patient care"
International Nurses Day Theme 2006 "Safe staffing saves lives"
International Nurses Day Theme 2005 "Nurses for Patients Safety: Targeting counterfeit medicines and substandard medication"
International Nurses Day Theme 2004 "Nurses: Working with the Poor; Against Poverty"
International Nurses Day Theme 2003 "Nurses: Fighting AIDS stigma, working for all"
International Nurses Day Theme 2002 "Nurses Always There for You: Caring for Families"
International Nurses Day Theme 2001 "Nurses, Always There for You: United Against Violence"
International Nurses Day Theme 2000 "Nurses - always there for you"
International Nurses Day Theme 1999 "Celebrating Nursing's Past, claiming the future"
International Nurses Day Theme 1998 "Partnership for Community Health"
International Nurses Day Theme 1997 "Healthy Young People = A Brighter Future"
International Nurses Day Theme 1996 "Better Health through Nursing Research"
International Nurses Day Theme 1995 "Women's Health: Nurses Pave the Way"
International Nurses Day Theme 1994 "Healthy Families for Healthy Nation"
International Nurses Day Theme 1993 "Quality, costs and Nursing"
International Nurses Day Theme 1992 "Healthy Aging"
International Nurses Day Theme 1991 "Mental Health - Nurses in Action"
International Nurses Day Theme 1990 "Nurses and Environment"
International Nurses Day Theme 1989 "School Health

Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:51 pm
by Kunle Emmanuel
Happy Nurses week!

Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring
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.

Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:35 pm
by Kunle Emmanuel
May 6th through May 12th is “National Nurses Week” – a time to honor those who compassionately care for the sick and advance the art and science of medicine in our society. Nothing is more personal than health care - including the decision to honor a nurse on “National Nurses Week” by supporting the places where he or she saves lives every day.

Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:33 pm
by Kunle Emmanuel
Personal thoughts on Nurses Week 2013

1. Appreciation for nurses is not limited to one week.

There are many reasons nursing has long been considered one of the most trustworthy professions. Friends, families of patients and even a few doctors have expressed appreciation to me and other nurses for our service and compassion. We all know that the appreciation expressed from these private sources is so much better than receiving doodads with nursing logos on them one week out of the year. (Although some good pens are always welcomed!) Enjoy the appreciation year-round.

2. Nurses are not islands.

Some home health or military nurses may beg to differ–providing patient care outside comfortable hospital or clinic walls may feel like you’ve been stranded on an island. But for most of us, we have doctors, other nurses, ancillary personnel, dietary staff, lactation staff, technicians and many others who contribute to patient care.

We can tell a lot about our motivations by what peeves us. If you’re miffed about not being special enough for a “just nurses” week, reevaluate your perspective. We would need all 52 weeks to celebrate each category of healthcare staff, and everyone who works in healthcare deserves appreciation!

Can we be willing to share our week in recognition that we cannot produce effective patient care on our own? Absolutely.

3. Nurses are the best encouragers of nurses.

Patient care, strict regulations, poor management and overtime hours frequently drain our inner tanks of stamina. We often feel underappreciated, understaffed and over-criticized. When a facility schedules activities and promotions in appreciation for their employees, pleasing everyone is impossible…and some staff seem to make sure everyone knows that.

So let’s get real. Is this really our employers’ problem? Or is it our problem? Could we celebrate Nurses Week by putting away discontent, frustration and anger for six days? Could we put aside our differences and celebrate our profession in spite of its imperfections?

Only nurses can really understand how nurses should be celebrated. So let’s make it happen. I encourage every nurse to show appreciation to at least two other coworkers during Nurses Week. Write short notes. Cover a public wall or door in paper and hang a pen there to encourage nurses to leave notes of thanks and encouragement to coworkers (nurses or otherwise). Get together with a few shift coworkers to plan a potluck, or arrange to have a brief party on night shift to celebrate being a team.

Make your Nurses Week how you want it to be.

How are you celebrating Nurses Week? How can you improve Nurses Week for your own coworkers?


Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:48 pm
by Kunle Emmanuel
Nursing: A Leading Force for Change
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In 1971, the International Council of Nurses designated May 12 – Florence Nightingale’s birthday – as International Nurses Day. In 1985, in recognition of the dedication and accomplishments of the nursing profession.

Nursing Week gives nurses around the world the chance to celebrate the work they do to keep Nightingale’s work alive.

Thank you to all our nurses who play a significant role in the patient journey.

Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:17 pm
by Kunle Emmanuel
Another Nurses Week is around the corner, Let celebrate our dear profession. May 6th through May 12th.

Re: How Do You Intend To Celebrate Nurses Week This Year

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:53 pm
by Kunle Emmanuel
National Nurses Week is coming! We want to hear inspirational stories about YOUR nursing career! Did you have a mentor that changed your life? What did you learn from them? Share your stories with us on our web page and you could win a recharge card gift and a cover page display on Facebook group page!