How to Celebrate
Become a success story by using proven strategies and convenient tools to garner visibility and gratitude for the certified nurses in your work place and community.
Celebration Action Plan
Themes: Professionalism, Excellence, Recognition, and Service.
Employers: Provide public recognition among colleagues and patients
- Issue a press release to local news outlets (newspapers, radio, television)
- Create a nursing honor roll of board certified nurses. Post in your facility and other public venues.
- Place display ads in newspapers, community newsletters, etc. featuring the nursing honor roll.
- Send a letter of appreciation to each certified nurse in your facility or department
- Invite certified nurses to lead a certification drive within your facility.
- Sponsor a banquet, tea, or luncheon for certified nurses only.
- Offer gifts, gift certificates, or special bonuses to certified nurses only.
- Provide ribbons and buttons to all certified nurses.
- Display signage throughout facility to show support for Certified Nurses Day™.
Certified Nurses: Provide public service to colleagues and patients
- Ask your employer to sponsor education presentations for colleagues about your specialty.
- Deliver presentations at retirement homes, schools, businesses, and other environments where your knowledge and experience will benefit the community.
- Organize a fundraiser such as a healthy breakfast or car wash and donate monies to needy populations or the Margretta Styles Fund for Credentialing Research.
- Design a mentoring program for nurses to share the value of certification, education opportunities, career planning, maintaining morale, and motivation, and dealing with challenges.
- Spread the word! Ensure Certified Nurses Day™ is recognized by the media in your community, by employers, and by your fellow certified nurses.
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