Nurses Week is just around the corner and I thought I would share an intriguing and fun Nurses Week promotional event I have seen floating around the nursing world on the web, the Advance’s Worst Nurses Week Gift Ever contest. The winner (or maybe loser more appropriately) receives a $500 gift certificate to the the ADVANCE Healthcare Shop. But the real fun is sharing your story and reading everyone else’s.
One day last week I went home sick and actually read all the responses from the nurses who took part (The deadline is May 12th BTW so you still have some time to enter). Some of the stories were hilarious, others were just sad, it was surprising to see so many hospitals and healthcare facilities that couldn’t take the time to even acknowledge the week or clearly took so little time that it came across as nothing more than an afterthought.
It was also interesting to see how many nurses don’t think the week is needed at all and see it as demeaning to the profession. I can see both sides on this, but I was wondering what you think? What is your opinion of Nurses Week? Maybe we need to create Travel Nurses Week?