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Nurse Appreciation Week!


Nurses continually care for patients they’ve never met before, spend countless hours on their feet, and rarely receive a thank you. ICON Medical Network would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the nurses out there and all the hard work they do to continue saving lives.


The American Nurses Association has designed 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse”.  Each month, ANA is highlighting various health, safety, and wellness topics to help nurses achieve their best health ever.


“Our focus on improving the health of America’s nurses goes beyond self-care,” said ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN in a press release.  “Every time a nurse interacts with a patient, he or she has an opportunity to be a role model for good health.  And a healthy nurse is more likely to talk to a patient about how to get healthy, and is more credible when promoting those behaviors. That’s how nurses can help change the health of America.”


Here’s a rundown of some national perks, giveaways and discounts just for nurses this week:


Cinnabon will continue to spread its appreciation for Nurses everywhere through its annual National Nurses Week giveaway. From May 6.12, 2017, participating Cinnabon Bakeries will offer a choice for a FREE Cinnabon, to nurses presenting their medical ID badge.


Adar Medical Uniforms celebrate national Nurses Week with #AdarLovesNurses Social Media Contest. Nurses win a year’s worth of scrubs and other great prizes.


Western Governors University is offering multiple $2000 scholarships and waiving the normal $65 application fee for nurses interested in furthering their education.


NY and Company – As a thank you for all you do, the fashion line is giving nurses 30% off everything. Shop Teachers and Nurses Appreciation Week now – in stores (with valid ID) and online using promo 9818 at checkout.


Einstein Bros. and Bagels wants to give nurses the “buzz” they deserve by offering all nurses an opportunity to try their new Espresso Buzz Bagel and Shmear. Bring your nurses ID or come in your scrubs. Remember to see if your Einstein Bros. is participating. The Espresso Buzz Bagel is jam packed with not only great taste but other benefits including iron, 13g of protein and 32g of caffeine (the same as a can of soda).

ANA will also offer a free webinar during National Nurses Week. Entitled “A Nurse’s Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout,” this hour-long program will help participants identify and manage some of the common challenges nurses face—compassion fatigue, moral distress, and burnout.  More information about the webinar can be found here.