It seems like 2015 just began … but time flies when you’re having fun Travel Nursing, and Nurses Week is almost upon us!
I’ll do a post in a couple of weeks with a whole bunch of awesome Nurses Week steals and deals for you to take advantage of (here’s hoping for free Cinnabon again!), but for now I wanted to share a brief Nurses Week 2015 preview.
ANA National Nurses Week Free Webinar
The theme of this year’s Nurses Week is “Ethical Practice. Quality Care,” which, according to the ANA, is meant to recognize “the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession. The theme is an important part of ANA’s 2015 Year of Ethics outreach to promote and advocate for the rights, health and safety of nurses and patients.”
You can click here to register now for a free webinar, “My Patient, My Code, My Practice: Ethical Decision-making and Action,” which will take place May 7, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be led by Anna Dermenchyan, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, Clinical Quality Specialist UCLA Medical Center, and Eileen Weber, DNP, JD, PHN, BSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor University of Minnesota.
At that same page you’ll find the link to ANA’s National Nurses Week 2015 toolkit, a helpful resource for administrations wanting to celebrate their nursing staff (hint-hint!).
The American Nurse Screenings
The American Nurse, is an award-winning documentary that tells the stories of the personal and professional lives of five American nurses in different specialties. The film also highlights issues like poverty, the prison system, war, and aging. The American Nurse does a great job of communicating what an important role nurses play throughout diverse settings such as the hospital, home, community, classroom, and more.
Click here to learn more about the film, to purchase or rent it, and to look for a Nurses Week screening near your area. And, you can check the trailer out right here.
Nurses Week 2015 Gifts
If you want to splurge on some gifts for yourself, friends, or colleagues, the ANA has some Nurses Week 2015-specific items available here.
If you prefer gifts that are a little more unique and varied, click here to explore nurse gifts on Etsy.
You could also try Zazzle, Stitches, or keep it super simple with something nearly every nurse loves — coffee!
I hope this Nurses Week 2015 preview helped get you amped for the big celebration. Be sure to subscribe to TravelNursingBlogs.com to get upcoming updates!