A nurse who knits…

May 9, 2007

Happy nurses week!

Filed under: Nursing — yarnnut @ 7:03 pm

I had absolutely no idea that this celebration existed until Monday when I walked into work.  I was coming thru the hospital doors when I saw one of the nurses on my floor walking away from our unit.  I joked, “Hey… you’re escaping.”.  “No”, she replied.  “We get free breakfast.  It’s nurses week.”  Well, since I don’t get to eat breakfast until after my morning meds, and the prospect of eggs and toast sounded so good at 6:30 am, I of course hightailed it over to the buffet line.

All that day, everyone (patients and doctors) gave the nurses candy, cookies,  chips… all sorts of not good for you treats.  The next day, I got my magnet pin (the hospital wants the nurses to wear the pin b/c we qualified for magnet status) and more unhealthy but tasty treats.

So… if you know a nurse that you appreciate, go out there and wish them a happy nurses’ week.  Just don’t feed them anymore junk.  We have to be able to move to take care of our patients next week.



  1. Our hospital is a magnet hospital, as well!

    Isn’t it funny that they give sweets and junk food? I am always amazed by that. We get that stuff for all the big holidays, too.

    Comment by Kristina — May 9, 2007 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

  2. Happy Nurses’ Week! I always have laughed at all the unhealthy stuff that nurses get. Ironic isn’t it? My favorites are when we get bagels/cream cheese or fresh fruit. We had a patient send the nurses those fruit flower baskets one time and it was awesome! I always tell my family that nurses would much rather have a deli platter or fruit platter rather than cookies, candies, etc. . . .

    Enjoy your first Nurses’ Week!

    Comment by knittingnurse — May 9, 2007 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

  3. happy nurses week and many more!

    the last hospital i worked gave us umbrellas and the first time i used it, it broke. that place was the shit magnet hospital!

    Comment by susan — May 9, 2007 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

  4. Happy Nurses Week!

    I should be free either of those days. Lets plan for Sunday. Where would you like to meet?

    Comment by Susan Davis — May 10, 2007 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

  5. They should have Nurses Month!
    Nurses are very special people. Thanks for helping take care of us when we are sick!

    Comment by CPAKnit — May 10, 2007 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  6. I agree – Nurses ARE very special people. Happy Nurses week to you, and even if the things they choose to show appreciation aren’t so grand sometimes – hopefully the sentiment is 🙂

    Comment by Anne — May 11, 2007 @ 1:24 am | Reply

  7. Happy Nurses Week! I remember when we used to get all kinds of goodies, when I worked in the hospital: tote bags, nice pens, flowers, lunch; we never really got candy or junk foods. When I left the hospital, but still worked as an RN, nobody ever wished me a Happy Nurses Week again, because I didn’t do hands-on work, and they stopped thinking of me as a nurse.

    Comment by My Merino Mantra — May 13, 2007 @ 2:35 am | Reply

  8. Happy week to you! My grandmother graduated from nursing school in 1923. I have her diploma hanging on my wall and have many of her school text books. She took care of her kids by day and worked overnights at a nearby hospital doing private duty. Thanks for prompting me to think about her.

    Comment by Joan — May 15, 2007 @ 11:43 am | Reply

  9. no nurse can escape the unhealthy goodies 🙂

    Comment by may — May 15, 2007 @ 11:07 pm | Reply

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