Today, we celebrate the start of the 43rd annual National Nursing Assistants Week!
Every day, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) play an important role in providing excellent care for patients across the country. A CNA performs hands-on care, assisting and helping patients with their day-to-day activities and often providing them with companionship. They also perform other information-gathering and maintenance duties that ensure healthcare facilities function at their highest level.
CNAs are a vital element of any nursing team and deserve to be celebrated! As the Baby Boomer population continues to age and live longer, more CNAs will be needed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, overall employment of nursing assistants is expected to grow by 9% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average growth rate for any profession!
There are plenty of simple, fun ways to thank CNAs and nursing aides for National Nursing Assistants Week this year. Check out a list of ideas below!
Create a “Thank You” Poster for Your Workplace
If you are a healthcare professional or administrator, setting up a “Thank You” display in your workplace is a great way to give nursing assistants the recognition they deserve.
A “Thank You” poster with pictures of all the nursing assistants in your facility is sure to get a great reaction.
Bring Baked Treats & Coffee
Whether they’re homemade or store-bought, baked treats will certainly make your nursing assistants feel appreciated. Many CNAs also work long shifts or nights, making fresh coffee a highly desired commodity!
Send an E-Gift Card
Sending a gift card is a quick, easy way to let the nursing assistant in your life know that you’re thinking about them. Websites like GiftCards.com offer electronic gift certificates from companies like Uber Eats, Spotify, Subway, and many more.
Send a Gift Basket
It’s difficult to overstate how hard CNAs work. Long shifts can take a considerable toll on their bodies and energy levels.
That’s why a gift basket with coffee, energy bars, fruits, or even specialty skincare and spa gifts is a wonderful way to encourage the CNA in your life to treat themselves.
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Nursing assistants play a critical role in the nation’s healthcare system, so let’s honor them like we should! Whether you use our list of ideas or figure out your own way to celebrate the nursing assistant(s) in your life, we hope you take part in Nursing Assistants Week this year.
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