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.