Nurses Week Giveaway! Free Scrubs and iTunes!

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nursinguniformsnetNational Nurses Week is kicked off each year on May 6th, Nurse’s Day, and wraps up on May 12th, which also coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday. So even though it is a bit belated, I wanted to do something to give back to the nursing community. A great big thank you goes out to who have generously agreed to give one of you a gift card for $25 to one lucky reader, and 20% off to each and everyone of you, when using the promo code NU2011.

NurseTNSome employers will give their nurses thoughtful gifts, a nice lunch, or at least a motivation email. Some do not. I’ve seen some pretty interesting stories about the way in which nurses have been honored, or in some cases ignored, on nurses week. I think they cut a cake or something on the front lawn where I work. I don’t really know, because I work night-shift and well, they don’t usually plan the events to include us 3rd shift weirdos. They may have been a speech, and I think they had a drawing or something. Oh, and I got a T-shirt. But what I would have really like was just a thank you, from my boss, and the DON, in a generic email, even, telling the nurses that we are appreciated and valued. Because right now, many of us are feeling anything but.

However, in the spirit of celebration, and because I really didn’t mean to make this entry anything resembling a downer, I want to draw your attention to and their scholarship opportunities.

Fall 2001 Nursing Scholarship from

They will award (2) $250 scholarships to students attending accredited programs in the following categories:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)ramen-noodles-packages
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing.(ADN )

Just don’t forget, you only have until July 31st to register, which actually is a very generous deadline for a fall scholarship. Every little bit counts, and I know that $250 can help buy a lot of Ramen if you’re roughing it through an accelerated program.



What Else Do they Got Going On Over There?

4224-SPLDThey feature scrubs from brands like peaches uniforms (one of my favorites!) and medcouture at a discounted rate over your local shops. Moments like the discovery of this beautiful top make me sad that we have enacted a uniform policy at my hospital. Because, I’m sure you’ll agree, that the blue plaid number is nothing short of awesomeness.

But hey, maybe if you win, you can pick this one out and think of your favorite nerdy nurse blogger every time you wear it?

It’s not a requirement to enter or anything, but it really is a nice thought.

And just in case you need some more nurse bloggery in your life, you can also check out the Blog.



The Giveaway

Entry is simple, tell me the best or worst way that you have been honored as a nurse. I’ve heard anything from clipboards, to custom pen sets, to a swift kick in a the pants (ok the last part was poetic license, but it just flowed so beautifully, I couldn’t resist) Anyways just post something more than “I’d like to win” about being a nurse, or doctor, tech, or other healthcare provider, or that you’d like to buy an awesome set of pajamas because you aren’t a healthcare provider at all, but you’d love to rock some scrubs. That works too.

  • If you RT this post that would be GREAT and if you’d kindly make another comment, you’ll have an additional entry into the giveaway. You can do this daily, so you could really get yourself some great odds to win this giveaway if you take advantage of this!

Contest will run from May 9th – May 31st. Winner will be selected at random. 3530754-l

Any wit and sincerity you place in your comment will surely be appreciated, and who knows, I may throw in an iTunes Gift card for my personal favorite. And that’s a gift from me, because this nerdy nurse wants nurses to know that the role we perform is vital, appreciated, and needs to be acknowledged… sometimes with a few premium download on the iTunes App store. I would probably recommend Angry Birds, but you probably already have it.

Disclosure: is providing the $25 scrubs gift certificate. I was not compensated to write about their website (other than being able to offer this prize to you, of course) and was not required to write a positive review in order to bring this to you. The iTunes gift card is going to come out of my personal pocket, because I love you for taking the time to read and comment, and want to say so in a way that will light up your iPhone with delight.

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  1. Anash says

    the best way to be honored as a nurse to hear someone tell you thanks for caring!
    Thanks for the chance to win!! What a lovely giveaway
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  2. Lana says

    The best way I have been honored as a nurse has been a luncheon with a thank you. The worst way I have been honored as a nurse was to be given a plastic pen on a rope that blows bubbles for Nurses Week by hospital administration.

  3. says

    I’m hoping to get my CNA soon and would love this.  We took care of Daddy during his last two weeks battling colon cancer last October and it taught me so much.  I wish I had already been trained so that I could have helped him more.  My sister and I would tag team him to give him his pain medicine – “Hi, Daddy.  It’s Fun and Funner, time for your feel good meds…”  God, I miss him so, SO much!

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com 

  4. Walk9 says

    Wish i had something worth while to share about nurse’s week- the doctor’s give us Italian cookies ( kind of strange since i work on a cardiac floor-defeats the purpose of our teaching…right?) Never have received anything from my nurse manager- she never comes out on the floor to see the staff- hides out in her office. As a per diem- haven’t gotton a raise in 6 years. Not feeling so appreciated right now. Still working as a nurse, but i think i got more during respiratory week-when i worked as an RT.  Sad. 

    • says

      I wish there was a dislike button on disqus.I am not sure if this is a constant in the nursing profession, since I have only practiced as a nurse for 3 years, but it seems like this rise and fall in any healthcare organization. Currently we are in state of low morale, and when I voice the concern of low morale to administration, they act completely oblivious   

  5. Florentina Tase says

    the best way that i have been honored as a nurse is seeing a patient leave home happy and healthy and seeing that progress!

  6. clynsg says

    The best way I have ever been honored as a nurse was when a patient that I really could not stand (and, be honest, we have all had them!) sent me a really terrific thank you card.  It validated that I could give both good physical and emotional care in almost any circumstances.  The worst way was when I received a ‘certificate’ printed on a putrid green sheet of construction paper from an administrator.  I am retired now, but could use the prize to get some scrubs for my granddaughter, who won’t be able to wear the ones from school when she starts working!

  7. Kathy says

    I’m brandy spanking new, so this is my first “official” nurse’s week. The best? Seeing that RN behind my name. I think that beats anything. The worst? The agency I work for has free coffee available for us from 8-9:30 one morning in appreciation for all of our hard work. I can feel the love already.

  8. Robill1970 says

    At my place of employment, nurses are not special, the hospital has deemed it Hospital Care Providers week to acknowledge house keeping, dietary, techs, nurses, office staff etc. all at once. I do understand everyone has their role in making a hospital run, but come-on give us nurses some small separate acknowledgement. I work in the ER, the doctors didn’t do or say anything! Good thing I love my job and know I’m good at it and my patients appreciate me!


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