A few months ago my son took a tumble and cut his cheek requiring a couple of stitches. Our pediatrician recommended we go to the ER to have his face stitched up. It was our first visit to the hospital as parents, and despite both of us having been nurses for many years, we were struck by all the emotions we felt sitting on the other side. It was just a simple procedure, but seeing our kiddo in pain and feeling rather helpless had us in an emotional state. As helpless as we felt, though, we knew that he was in the hands of some of the greatest professionals our nation has to offer: nurses.
Every minute of every day, our children, parents, spouses, siblings, friends, and associates are being cared for by nurses around the country. In these patient’s and family’s most vulnerable times, nurses are doing their most important work. Nurses care for so much more than the just the primary dx; they tend to anxiety, fears, and sometimes anger(!) of all those in the room.
That is why we take a whole week to celebrate nurses. It is also why we have a few ways to enter to win some awesome prizes this week.
1. Win Sprinkles Cupcakes for Your Department!
We are delivering Sprinkles Cupcakes and a box of our popular NurseGrid compression socks to 5 departments that love NurseGrid.
2. Nominate a Nurse
Do you know a nurse who deserves to be highlighted and celebrated? Someone who always goes above and beyond caring for patients and colleagues? We want to showcase them and let them know they are appreciated! We will choose 5 nurses who are nominated and shower them with a NurseGrid Gift Box, Spa gift cards, and a free 6-month trial of NurseGrid Manager for their department (all worth more than $2,000)!
3. Scrubs Magazine & Cherokee Uniforms Giveaway
Don’t forget to enter our giveaway in partnership with Scrubs Magazine and Cherokee Uniforms! We will deck out 5 winners in medical apparel head to foot to keep you going for a long time! Our partners are contributing some great gifts, including jewelry, shoes, stethoscopes, and skin products. Winners will also be featured in Scrubs Magazine (prizes worth <$10,000).
Happy Nurses Week from all of us at NurseGrid!