The Friday Five – Ways to Celebrate National Nurses Week
Follow and join the conversation with #NursesWeek, #NationalNursesWeek, #ThankANurseTODAY and #NursesNOW.
National Nurses Week kicks off this weekend and there is a lot happening. The American Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) has planned numerous events and activities during National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, all centered around this year’s theme, “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” Whether you are a nurse yourself or have a nurse you care about in your life this week’s Friday Five offers a variety of different ways you can “inspire, innovate or influence” yourself or that beloved nurse in your life.
Free Webinars Galore
Mark your calendars and be sure to participate in these informative events taking place during National Nurses Week. To start with, the ANA will host free webinar on May 9, Emerging Technology and Its Impact on Nursing Practice, along with Dan Weberg, PhD, RN who will explore emerging technologies and the impact on nursing practice. Next the ANA joins forces with HIMSS and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics to bring us two more complimentary webinars: Nursing Informatics 101: Developing an Engaged Nursing Informatics Culture on Tuesday, May 8 and Advancing Nursing Informatics: From Learner to Leader on Thursday, May 10.
The TODAY Show kicked off Thank a Nurse TODAY, a new series marking National Nurses Day, with a heartwarming surprise to a music-loving Nashville nurse who sang to help a patient cope with a devastating diagnosis. Anyone can follow or participate in Thank a Nurse TODAY by simply taking a photo with a nurse who has touched your life and posting it with #ThankANurseTODAY.
Send us a photo of yourself with a nurse who’s touched your life with the hashtag #ThankANurseTODAY pic.twitter.com/sQvey0wnMC
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 2, 2018
Nurses Week 2018 Freebies and Giveaway
Brittney Wilson, BSN, @TheNerdyNurse is one of the nurses we highlight on NursesNOW, HealthcareNOW Radio’s resource for nurses. In order to celebrate Nurses Week, The Nerdy Nurse put together a collection of the best Nurses Week 2018 Freebies. The Nerdy Nurse also partnered with sponsors to bring you an incredible giveaway with 18 prizes including an iPad, stethoscope, compression socks, Fitbit Versa, and more! Additionally, there are tons of ways to get bonus entries.
Nurses Week 2018 Freebies and Giveaway https://t.co/tWRPj3HiV0 pic.twitter.com/YnGAFGBL1s
— Brittney Wilson, BSN (@TheNerdyNurse) May 2, 2018
NursesNOW at HCNR
This past August, Healthcare NOW Radio launched NursesNOW, a free, online comprehensive resource for all who work in the nursing industry. If you are looking for the latest news, trending topics, best practices, and continuing education information, Nurses NOW is for you. With one click, we have compiled everything current about the industry. Set this page as a favorite on your toolbar so you can do less googling and more resting before your next shift! Follow and join the conversation: #NursesNOW.
#MoveFor Healing Sweepstakes
Easy Spirit is partnering with the American Nurses Association to support and celebrate nurses who #MoveFor those in need. As a nurse, tell Easy Spirit what you move for and be entered for the chance to win comfy shoes for you and your team – so you can keep moving for your patients. Additionally, all throughout the month of May, use code NURSESWEEK30 and receive 30% off of your Easy Spirit purchases.
ICYMI – Our other Friday Fives and Wellness Wednesdays with HCNR’s Nurse Lauren.