As Nurses week blasts off today, I wanted to highlight the importance of this respected profession that I take so much pride in. Nurses save lives, every shift. Without our critical thinking and detective skills – you might not make it out of the hospital. We give you all your medications, we direct and plan your care. We are the eyes and ears of the Doctor. We are by your side when you come in not breathing, go into cardiac arrest, or have life threatening infections – then…. with our own two hands – we bring you back to a healthier state -out of that dark place. We shake your hand after we give you discharge papers and see you safety out the door. It’s a beautiful thing.
So happy nurses week to all nurses! I really appreciate you. There are so many others who also appreciate you and MEGFORIT.com wanted to share with you some of the National Nurse Freebies for this year (2017). Don’t miss out on all the gifts from the companies that want to say “thank you, nurses!”
From May 6-12, just show your name badge and get a free classic cinnamon roll, MiniBon, or four-piece BonBites.
Nurses and nursing students get a get a free tea of the day on May 12th.
For Nurses Appreciation Week (Monday-Friday, May 8-12, 2017), Get a FREE MEAL or SALAD with the purchase of Meal or Salad, with valid professional ID at all EVOS locations.
Starbucks is bringing back their half-price Frappuccino Hour starting May 5th and running through May 14th. The deal is valid for purchases made between 3-6 p.m. at participating stores.
On Tuesday, May 9th, PDGQ wants to honor Nurses by giving them 50 percent off their entire check all day long. This offer is available with a valid Nurses ID.
The ANA is offering a free National Nurses Week webinar called, Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit, featuring none other than Kati Kleber of FreshRN A nurse’s guide to preventing compassion fatigue, moral distress and burnout, on May 10 at 1 pm EST. You have to pre-register by 7 pm EST May 9. Register now and earn free CE course from Capella University.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
In recognition of National Nurses Week, Einstein Bros. Bagels is giving a free Espresso Buzz bagel and shmear to any nurse who stops by a participating Einstein Bros. Bagels location on Thursday, May 11, 2017, wearing his or her scrubs or showing ID.
New York & Company
The retailer is known for giving back to nurse personnel, and not just during Nurses Week. New York & Company confirmed to MEGFORIT that medical professionals can get a 15% discount off their in-store purchases year round.
Enjoy some magic at a discounted rate. Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin resort offers discounts for nurses as well as educators, U.S. government and military workers. Make sure to mention you’re a nurse while booking in order to get a cheaper rate. Call 1-888-828-8850 for more information and inquire about the “nurses rate.” You must show proof of employment upon check-in.
Chick-fil-A — Many locations have announced nurses will have their choice of a free sandwich at the restaurant. Find the closet store to you here to ask about local offers.
KoiHappiness Scrubs. In honor of NUrses Week 2017, Koi Designer Scrubs is slashing 20% off its scrubs! Use the coupon code: “THANKS”. Promo is valid until May 14th.
And finally MEGFORIT.com wants to show appreciation to all my fellow nurses. Comment on this post and follow my Instagram @nursemegrn to be eligible for a $25 Starbucks gift card and MegForIt Goodie Package. Giveaway ends May 13th (Florence Nightingales Birthday) at midnight!
I will leave you with this inspiring excerpt from the Florence Nightingale Nursing Pledge:
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully.
Happy Nurses week to all my fellow superheroes!