According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there are more than 3.3 million registered nurses in the United States. That’s more than four times the number of physicians. These highly skilled, compassionate individuals perform thousands of tests, offer guidance and care, maintain medical histories and so much more.
That’s why every year the medical industry observes National Nurses week, to honor nurses’ passion, dedication and hard work. This year, it runs from May 6, which is National Nurses Day, to May 12, which is the birth date of Florence Nightingale, who is often referred to as the founder of modern nursing.
Honor your nurses with these National Nurses Week gift ideas and show just how much you appreciate them.
Give the gift of warmth
Nurses are constantly on the go, moving from one patient to the next with very little time to enjoy a hot or cold drink. A Pelican Vacuum Travel Tumbler will help keep their drink the right temperature for hours, so they can enjoy it whenever they find the time.
Give the gift of relaxation
Emergency room nurses have one of the most stressful jobs in the working world. And non-ER nurses still perform taxing mental and physical work all day long. Help them relax and relieve tension with nurse appreciation gifts like an Easy Grip Massage Ball or a Plush Hot/Cold Pack. Or offer them a small luxury like the Field & Co Sherpa Plaid Blanket, which they can use on their days off for a well-earned nap or while indulging in a good read.
Give the gift of style
Nurses spend almost all of their working day on their feet, so comfortable socks are just what the doctor ordered! Give them a reminder of your brand with Full Color Crew Socks available in small/medium, large and extra large sizes.
And nurses can always use fresh scrubs. The Restore Scrub Top and Restore Scrub Pants are available in a variety of colors. Match them to your workplace colors or ask for each nurse’s personal preference.
Give the gift of personalization
The most important gift is one given with gratitude. Studies show that handwritten notes boost positive emotions and well-being for both the sender and the recipient. So pick up a pen and a Bic® Non-Adhesive Notepad – Watercolor and write a note to each one of your nurses. Point out a favorite patient interaction you’ve witnessed or focus on their skills and strengths that deserve recognition.
Even a nurse appreciation gift like a Hometown Helpers Sportpack – Nurse and short note written on a Bic Sticky Note® – Scrubs can show your gratefulness. Encourage other staff members to leave notes of gratitude and encouragement with their own note pad.
Show appreciation to those that care
Nurses work hard every day to give the gift of health and good care to their patients. Repay the favor with these National Nurses Week gift ideas.