Now that April is almost over, we can look forward to May and, specifically, National Nurses Week. This year, National Nurses Week is May 6 through May 12. The theme of the 2020 National Nurses Week is ‘A Voice to Lead,’ and leadership will be the primary focus. National Nurses Week is observed to recognize the hard work it takes to be in these often thankless roles. So how can you make an impact on your nurses for National Nurses Week this year?
Partner With Local Businesses to Offer Perks
What your nurses want more than anything is appreciation. But how can you show that to them beyond just saying “thank you?” Since you should already be practicing a culture of gratitude, National Nurses Week is an excellent time to go above and beyond. You can talk with local businesses to provide discounted or free perks to your staff. Local coffee shops, gyms, restaurants, and more may be willing to help.
Showcase Super Star Nurses on Social Media
Recognition goes a long way, but why not take that out of the department and give your nursing staff some public love? Social media has become the lingua franca of today’s society, so take a moment to showcase your super star nurses on your clinic, hospital, or network’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages?
Get the Patients Involved
Sure, recognition and appreciation from management and fellow nurses can go a long way, but so can gratitude from the patients. To make a real impact this National Nurses Week, make sure your patients know about the observance and are sure to say something. Encourage them to tell you about good interactions, so you know how your nurses are doing.
Host a Party and Award Ceremony
With ratings for televised events like the Grammys and Oscars through the roof, we know that people love a red-carpet event. Why not give your employees the star treatment? Host a party to show your appreciation and include a red carpet and an award ceremony to make your gratitude tangible and exciting.
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