Holidays & Freebies
- National Nurses Week is May 6-12.
- Every year, businesses give away freebies to nurses as a thank-you for their hard work and dedication.
- Wondering what you can expect this year or how you can show your support? We’ve got what you’re looking for!
NCC News & Content Team
National Nurses Week 2022
The ANA designates May 6th through the 12th as National Nurses Week to honor the strength, dedication, and perseverance of nurses in the field.
While one week is not enough to recognize the impact that nurses have made on us, people all over the US take this week to express their gratitude by sharing kind words and appreciation for the work they do 24/7, 365 days a year.
Nurses Week 2020 was recognized as the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale and the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
Due to the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Year of the Nurse and Midwife theme was extended for Nurses Week 2021, too.
Although the theme for Nurses Week 2022 has not yet been released, we are certain that it will be something special. Updates are to come.
What Can You Expect? Freebies, Discounts, and More!
The information below was collected for Nurses Week 2021 and will continuously updated as companies and organizations begin to release their deals for this week-long celebration!
Amazon is offering free nursing books you can score by hitting up their website.
You can also print a free amazon gift card at home right from your computer that can make an awesome gift for a nurse! They also have an amazing page for nursing gifts if you are looking to give something to a friend or another special nurse in your life.
Chick-fil-A is always a fan favorite.
Normally, they offer nurse appreciation freebies, so check out your upcoming nursing holidays calendar!
You should check with your local Chick-fil-A store closer to time or check their website. Nurses and other healthcare professionals will need to show their work ID to get their freebies.
Cinnabon has been known to show love to nurses by having participating Cinnabon Bakeries offer a choice of free Cinnabon® Cinamon Rolls when nurses show proper ID.
In the past, Chipotle has given away free meals to those who show a medical badge at check out. We are sure that this is something they will be participating in again for Nurses Week 2022.
Last year many participating Culver’s restaurants throughout the US offered 25% off their entire purchase. Check with your local Culver’s restaurant to see how they are celebrating Nurses Week 2022.
• Dunkin Donuts
Participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations have a reputation of celebrating Nurses Week in past years, and we feel sure that Nurses Week 2022 will be no different. Stay tuned for what freebies Dunkin’ will offer to nurses in 2022.
• Erin Condren
Needing a little extra organization in your life? We hear you loud and clear!
We’ve partnered with Erin Condren to give our nurses a discount on one of their amazing planners! Make sure to use code “ECNURSES10” for $10 off your first purchase of $40 or more!
Not sure which one to choose from? Our guide to the best nursing planners can give you the direction you need!
Whether you and your coworker are enjoying your lunch break in the front seats, or you’re taking the back roads home on a sunny evening after a long day, we spend a great amount of time in our cars.
U.S., Australian, and New Zealand based automotive accessory and part company, FitMyCar, honored our first responders in 2021 by offering a 12% store-wide discount. We will provide updates as to if this is going to renew for 2022!
Founded in 1993, and revamped in 2020, Gloves.com is responsible for creating and distributing disposable gloves to healthcare workers. Enjoy 15% off your entire order by using the code, “GLOVESTRAV15.”
• Nursing CE Central
We are offering two free nursing continuing education courses for nurses! We have combed through our course library, and have handpicked our top-rated, most popular continuing education courses. We have decided to give you the best of the best because as hard-working nurses, you deserve to have the best free RN CEU’s!
– Free Alzheimer’s Nursing Care CEU
– Free Pain and Symptom Management Nursing CEU
Click here to claim your free courses now!
In honor of National Nurses Month in 2021, Samsung offered exclusive discounts to show appreciation to nurses and help them improve the way they work, live, and connect.
During the month of May 2021, nurses and other first responders who supported them saved up to 30% on smartphones, tablets, and more.
Nurses and the various first responders who work with them accessed these deals by signing up for Samsung’s First Responder Discount Program and verifying their identity at checkout.
Check in and see if Samsung is offering this for 2022!
How Can I Show Support?
Facilities that need healthcare providers will typically begin a partnership with a staffing agency in order to have ‘more hands-on deck.’
If you break your agreement, this puts one less person on the schedule; and in nursing, this can make a huge difference in patient care delivery.
Hospital administrators, even the smallest token of recognition and appreciation can go a long way, and no, I don’t mean a pizza party.
Check out this example from Northwest Community Healthcare and how they honored their emergency nurses!
Your hard-working nurses should be rewarded for their sacrifice, dedication, and endurance throughout their career, but more importantly, the last two exhausting years!
Family Members of Nurses
For the past couple of years, work in the healthcare industry has not been easy, and the work-life balance…well there is none.
You may see your spouse less than you would like to, or maybe they had missed more of your children’s sporting events than they originally anticipated when they began this job, but it is a sacrifice they must make to save lives.
I know it is hard for you, and it is just as hard for them, too.
Just to be clear, Nurses Week 2022 should not be the only time you dedicate to showing them that you care and appreciate all the hard work they put into their career.
However, perhaps making them a spa appointment on their day off or tackling all the chores for the week to ensure they don’t have anything to worry about when they get home is a good start.
Like I said previously, a little can go a long way.
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What is the theme for National Nurses Week 2022? ›
The theme for the 2022 resource is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.What do you get someone for Nurses Day? ›
Some nice nurse appreciation gifts include compression socks, stethoscope covers, travel mugs, gift cards, food and snacks, candy, hand sanitizer, or lotion.What is the theme for Nurses Week? ›
This year's National Nurses Week theme, Nurses Make a Difference, celebrates everything nurses do to benefit the lives of patients, families, communities, and other healthcare providers.How can I make my nurses week fun? ›
During national nurses week you can take some time to decorate the nurses station with their favorite things, pictures, balloons, candy, a handmade gift, special treat, or even a snack. This shows all your nurses how much you appreciate them and their hard work.What is the full meaning of a nurse? ›
Definition of nurse
(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : a person who cares for the sick or infirm specifically : a licensed health-care professional who practices independently or is supervised by a physician, surgeon, or dentist and who is skilled in promoting and maintaining health — compare licensed practical nurse, registered nurse.
Starting the week of May 9, Chipotle will randomly select 2,000 medical professionals tagged in fans' comments to receive free Chipotle for a year. Chosen healthcare heroes will be notified through direct messages.Does Chick Fil A do anything for nurses week? ›
Chick-fil-A is always a fan favorite. Normally, they offer nurse appreciation freebies, so check out your upcoming nursing holidays calendar! You should check with your local Chick-fil-A store closer to time or check their website.What kind of treats do nurses like? ›
- Handwritten note or a card. Cards are one of the most personal, easiest, and best gifts for nurses. ...
- Sweets. Mmm, who doesn't love a good box of chocolates or some candy to snack on during a long shift? ...
- Healthy snacks. ...
- Small gifts. ...
- Caffeine. ...
- Compression socks.
Although it is never appropriate for a nurse to accept a gift of a large monetary value—be it an item or cash, a gift card, or tickets to a concert, the theater, or sporting events —smaller tokens of appreciation might be acceptable.Does Starbucks do anything for Nurses Day? ›
All you have to do is show your I.D. and nurses and all health care professionals can get a free medium hot or iced coffee today. And Starbucks is also treating frontline workers today and throughout the month with free coffee. Copyright 2021 WRDW/WAGT.
How do nurses honor nurses week? ›
- Promote Nurses Week in your community.
- Spread appreciation on social media.
- Participate in a community event and invite a Maxim nurse.
- Invite a nurse out for a special lunch.
- Give out goody bags.
- Host a Company Luncheon or Cookout. ...
- Give It That Personal Touch. ...
- Support Employees' Own Expressions. ...
- Take the Accolades Public. ...
- Reward Them in Ways They Want to Be Rewarded.
“During National Nurses Week, it's nice to see students express their gratitude to the peers and faculty who inspire and encourage them each day.Why do we celebrate Nurses Week? ›
National Nurses' Week is an annual celebration of nurses worldwide for the work they do for others. The week allows people the chance to acknowledge the nurses in their lives. It also provides an opportunity to thank nurses within the industry as a whole for the work they've done.Who does Nurses Week include? ›
We celebrate Nurses Week every year from May 6 to May 12 to shine a spotlight on the incredible nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, LPNs, and others) across the country that have devoted their lives to the betterment of the lives of others.What does N mean in nursing? ›
Literal meaning of NURSE, N= Nobility, Knowledge. U= Understanding, Usefulness. R= Responsibility, Righteousness. S= Simplicity, Sympathy.What is the most important quality of a nurse? ›
Compassionate. One of the most important qualities of a good nurse is compassion. In their career, nurses will see patients suffer. Beyond simply offering a solution, they must be able to express compassion for patients and their families.What are 10 roles of a nurse? ›
Nurses care for injuries, administer medications, conduct frequent medical examinations, record detailed medical histories, monitor heart rate and blood pressure, perform diagnostic tests, operate medical equipment, draw blood, and admit/discharge patients according to physician orders.Why May 12 is celebrated as nurses day? ›
Nurses Day is a special day to honour and celebrate the contributions of nurses all over the world. The day is celebrated on Florence Nightingale's birth anniversary on May 12 every year. The special day was chosen by the International Council of Nurses and has been observed officially since 1974.Is today National nurse day 2022? ›
National Nurses Day and Week: May 6 and May 6-12, 2022.
What do you say in nursing week? ›
- “Your passion for our patients' health is appreciated every day. ...
- “Your compassion, optimism and kindness do not go unnoticed. ...
- “Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world. ...
- “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
- “Just a moment to recognize you and your hard work.
1996 The ANA initiated "National RN Recognition Day" on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation's indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as "National RN Recognition Day."