Nurses don’t always get the appreciation they deserve, and that’s why Nurses Week, celebrated each year from May 6-12, is such a wonderful holiday.
It’s a great chance for all of us to say “Thank You” to the nurses in our lives for their amazing abilities and unflagging commitment to their patients.
So, Happy Nurses Week 2015 to you! And most importantly, THANK YOU. We gave a little Nurses Week 2015 preview a few week ago, but here’s a collection of more fun and freebies to help you celebrate this week in style:
- Medical Solutions is celebrating “Your Nurses Week” with activities based upon Travel Nurse feedback. Visit WeLoveOurNurses.com to view and submit to The Real Nurses of Nurses Week photo gallery for the chance to win Amazon and Tafford Uniforms gift cards ranging from $25-$100. You can also download and share Nurses Week eCards, enter the Fourth Annual Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship Contest (which awards three $2000 scholarships), and learn about and support Nurses House, a national fund for nurses in need.
- Cinnabon is once again offering nurses who show their healthcare ID badge a free Cinnabon Classic Roll or MiniBon® roll May 6-12.
- Amazon.com is offering free eBook downloads of The White Linen Nurse.
- NurseEyeRoll.com is doing some fun giveaways for Nabee socks, Nurse Watches, and signed copies of The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital by Alexandra Robbins — which I wrote about recently here — as well as Becoming Nursey.
- Johnson & Jonson’s Campaign for Nursing Future is celebrating with a special issue of its Nursing Notes as well as some free pins, magnets, and activity books you can find here.
- Fazoli’s will surprise more than 1,000 nurses at select children’s hospitals with meals and will also offer an in-store deal. At participating locations, from May 6-12, nurses wearing scrubs can show their healthcare ID badge for a free Twisted Trio entrée with the purchase of a drink.
- Lippincott Nursing Center will offer a variety of daily deals, giveaways, and discounts.
We hope you have a very happy Nurses Week 2015!
If you know of more Nurses Week events and freebies this year, please feel free to share them in the comments!