By March 29, 2010 2 Comments

Worst Nurse’s Week Gift… Ever!


It comes to me as no surprise that nurses may feel a little unappreciated at times… And last years contest, “My Worst Nurse’s Week Gift… Ever” was proof positive. With over 650 submissions, I’d say that nurses being unappreciated is an understatement, at least when it comes to this once a year celebration. You should read a few of them, I mean really, a bar of cellulite soap? Seriously!? I want to meet that person who thought it would be good idea to hand those out! There are some doozy’s… But what I’m wondering is (and I know I’m gravy training this idea, thank you Advance for Nurses) what’s the worst gift you’ve received from your staffing agency? There’s got to be some good ones, er, bad ones out there, so let’s hear it. The “best” answer will receive a little token gift… So long as you leave your email address and that I can get a hold of you to send you the prize.

By the way, this year Advance Healthcare Shop is hosting another contest to celebrate Nurse’s Week, “Most Memorable Mentor.” This is your chance to share with others your inspiration that was by your side to get you through your toughest challenges as you began your nursing career or perhaps made you choose this profession to begin with. Whatever the reasons, please share them, and just for entering you’ll receive a 20% off discount and a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ADVANCE Healthcare Shop AND a $500 donation to the charity of your choice in your mentor’s honor! Now that’s a Nurse’s Week gift!

About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

2 Comments on "Worst Nurse’s Week Gift… Ever!"

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  1. GL ONEAL says:

    That’s a shame how nurses are treated.

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