Remember, you cannot expect unrealistic goals and outcomes. This is not a time when the administration is going to grant huge raises, or tell you they’ve been able to hire many more nurses to relieve your staffing issues.
Even if they forgo the trinkets, you’re not going to see that money suddenly become a huge budget for raises and benefits. So be gracious and accept that water bottle or key chain as a token of their appreciation for all that you do.
Nursing is about making your own rewards. Why did you choose to become a nurse in the first place.? Who’s life did you make a difference in today? Yesterday? Last week? That’s what it’s about. YOU making a difference in someone’s life everyday! Give yourself a big pat on the back and reward yourself for a job well done!!! Maybe you need a new piece of equipment.
If you are planning your own celebration of your nursing staff and looking for ideas for decorations, prizes or gifts, here are a few links from The Nursing Site.
Print Your Own Kits (2 designs available) with a Bookmark, Certificate of Appreciation, Nurses Day or Week card, and a Postcard. It also includes a pattern for a paper nurses cap. (Scroll down the page to see the samples and order.) NOTE: It may take up to 48 hours to receive the link to print from.
From Cafe Press, I operate 2 separate stores. One has Nurses Are Masters at the Fine Art of Caring logo along with a few other choices and the other offers Nurses Make a Difference in Someone’s Life Everyday!
Note: The links may take you to other sites that I write and maintain. It all helps to support The Nursing Site in the end. Thanks for your support!