Top Ways To Celebrate Nurses Appreciation Week

National Nurses Week is held every year from  May 6-12th to celebrate the health care services and honor their important roles in a healthy community.

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Supported by the American Nurses Association, Nurses Week that coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday (12th May). It makes a perfect time to make your nursing staff well appreciated with some thoughtful gifts, paid vacation, a free spa session or a dinner or something special.


Nursing is a highly honored profession

According to the US bureau of labor statistics, the number of registered nurses is expected to reach 3.24 million, which is 19 percent increase from that of 2012! With a lot of health care facilities around, there has always been a high demand for nursing staff who happens to be the front line care givers in any healthy society.

Americans Ranked Nurses as the Most Honest Profession- 18 Years in a Row!

According to a 2019 poll 85% of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as high. In a poll that included other medical professionals, including physicians, dentists, and pharmacists it is amazing that nursing was ranked the most honest profession for 18 consecutive years.

2020 is being celebrated  as the “Year of the Nurse,” designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

 Are you looking for some thoughtful ways to honor the selfless service of nurses among your staff and make them feel special?  Here are some great tips that will help you get started

Upgrade nursing break room

Add amenities in the nurses break room to make their rest hours more relaxing. Nurses often have to work for long and unearthly working hours. Make them feel at ease when they are at the break room. Insulated metal tumblers that keep their favorite drinks hot or cold as they wish will make a great choice. Eye masks or custom neck pillows that help them relax and take forty winks during breaks make great choices.

Wish to keep them relaxed?  Think of scented candles. Coloring books or toys like yo yo or Rubik cubes are proven stress busters too.

 A spa or dinner coupon

Spa or dinner coupons will make desirable handouts. Nurses indeed deserve a pampering session after working in challenging conditions for a long time.

Thank you gifts

Give them useful gifts like note pads or custom pens that are customized with your logo and message. These will go a long way in making them team pride.  Often a  word of praise is all it takes to enhance their loyalty and make their work schedules more interesting and fulfilling.


Make sure to hand out custom awards for exemplary work and outstanding effort. It will be a great motivation for everyone else in the team as well.

Involve them
Let the nurses share their opinions and ideas on administrative issues. It will make them feel part of your business family and will motivate them to go that extra step in their productivity and commitment. Make them feel well appreciated and valuable.

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