Friday Five – National Nurses Week 2023
National Nurses Week is celebrated between May 6, National Nurses Day, and May 12, the birthdate of celebrated nurse Florence Nightingale. Today’s Friday Five recaps the week long celebration with some not to be missed events, freebies and giveaways to be had, an app just for nurses and for your listening pleasure, The Handoff Podcast.
The Handoff Podcast
Presented by Trusted Health, The Handoff is a podcast on HCNow Radio that dives into the most pressing topics in nursing, from burnout and mental health to diversity in nursing to the latest clinical innovations. Each week a new episode features discussions that will help nurses and nurse leaders do their jobs better, whether that’s at the bedside, managing a unit or an entire health system.
This past March, Dr. Danielle ‘Dani’ Bowie, Chief Nursing Officer at Trusted Health, took over as host of the podcast. In her role at Trusted, she helps health systems transform their nursing workforce programs to achieve greater efficiency and flexibility and to empower the frontline nurse and manager.
Follow the show’s hashtag #TheHandoffPodcast.
Calling All Nurses: A Survey
We want to hear from ALL #nurses. How is your work environment impacting you? The survey will inform how we design programs, lobby government officials, and educate the public on the challenges nurses confront daily: https://t.co/CRUmMd7xH0 #nursing #stress #mentalhealth #burnout pic.twitter.com/qI576fAKHG
— American Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) May 11, 2023
Nominate a Nurse – The Daisy Foundation
The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses (The DAISY Award) honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. DAISY is dedicated to recognizing nurses for the compassionate care they provide no matter where they practice, in whatever role they serve, throughout their careers. Facility partners may add to their on-going individual nurse recognition program with the our Team Award, Nurse Leader Award, Health Equity Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Faculty Award or Student Award. For more information about The DAISY Award click here and to nominate a nurse click here.
Well Being Initiative
Every day, across the nation, millions of nurses experience extraordinary stress and other impacts to their mental health and well-being as the pandemic continues. The American Nurses Foundation launched the Well-Being Initiative to offer resources that focus on caring for nurses as they tirelessly care for others. Here is a comprehensive list of available resources including hotlines, podcasts, mental health support, stress self-assessment, discounted therapy, and more!
Incredible Heath Nurses Week Freebies and Discounts
Expressing gratitude for nurses, and all that they do, is always appropriate, but it’s especially so during the annual celebration known as National Nurses Week. Marked by parties, special meals, gifts, and community events, National Nurses Week is a special opportunity for friends, families, and patients to show their appreciation of nurses’ hard work and to acknowledge their skill, knowledge, and compassion.
To go along with the accolades, Nurses Week is also a time when many companies offer deals, discounts, giveaways, and other gifts to nurses in their locale and across the nation.
To help the nursing community take advantage of all the benefits and bonuses that National Nurses Week offers, we’ve put together a helpful list of offers available for National Nurses Week 2023. (For a full list of ongoing discounts available to nurses, see our nurse discounts page.)