How To Say "Thank You Nurses" - Free Cards From Patients and Coworkers
Nurses may seem like superheroes, but they’re actually humans with feelings who make endless personal sacrifices. The truth is that most of us have a positive story to share about a nurse. Stories are often shared for lifetimes while the actual nurses themselves may rarely actually hear the words “thank you” while at work. The special nurse in your life will definitely appreciate a small act of kindness today, and every day.
Get Free Thank You Cards For Nurses
Nurse.org created lots of different thank you cards to help you express your gratitude to the special nurse in your life. You can choose from 4 different categories:
Thank you, nurse, from a patient
Thank you, nurse, from a coworker
Thank you, nurse, after the birth of a baby
Thank you, nurse, after the death of a loved one
What To Write in a Thank You Card To a Nurse?
You know the saying, “Kindness goes a long way” Well, one of the easiest ways to express kindness towards nurses is to simply say “Thank you, nurses”. Nurses and healthcare workers tirelessly work the frontline but rarely hear the words “thank you.” By expressing gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness to your nurses or your nursing coworkers, you could really brighten their day.
Coming up with the right words to write in a thank you card can feel challenging, and that's ok! We've created several cards you can download above, but of course, you should write your own special message either on the card or in an email. Here are a few examples - you can edit them to make them your own!
Thank you note to a nurse, from a patient:
- I appreciated all the care you provide me during my time at __________ hospital. I know you did the best you could for me during my __________ procedure and for that, I am forever grateful.
- Your care and compassion meant a lot to me during my stay, thank you for all you do!
- I noticed all the little ways you went above and beyond for me while I was under your care. Thank you for being you!
Thank you note to a nurse, from a coworker:
- From the first day I started working with you I knew you would be someone I could rely on. Thank you for always helping when I need you and for being there for everyone on the team. I appreciate you!
- We spend more time with our coworkers than we do sometimes with our family. I am proud to say that I truly enjoy the time I share with you, you are a joy to work with. I'm grateful for you!
- When times get hard, as they often do, I know that together we can accomplish so much. You truly are one of a kind and my appreciation for all you do goes beyond words. Thank you for being you!
Nurses Day is Saturday, May 6th
National nurses week is from Saturday, May 6 to Friday, May 12, 2023. This time of the year provides an excellent opportunity to share words of encouragement with nurses who provided excellent care to yourself or your loved one. If you're looking for ways to say thank you to a nurse during Nurse Appreciation Week, here are some ideas:
5 Ways to Say “Thank You, Nurses”
1. Write a heartfelt note
One of the most thoughtful and personal ways to show your appreciation for a nurse is to write them a heartfelt note or card. Express your gratitude for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to patient care. Share a personal experience where their care made a significant impact on you or someone you love. Your words of thanks can mean the world to a nurse and let them know that their efforts are truly valued.
If you work with nurses, of course, a simple “happy nurses week” will mean a lot, but a handwritten note will be appreciated.
If you’re a nursing student, you might even write a heartfelt note to your nursing professor, clinical instructor, or those best nurses who inspire you.
2. Thank your nurse coworkers
If you are a nurse or work with nurses, you know how difficult it is to be a nurse. That’s why it’s important to thank our coworkers for all the hard work they do. You small act of kindness will likely uplift the whole unit.
3. Say thank you in person
If you have the opportunity, saying thank you in person can be a powerful way to show your appreciation for a nurse. Take a moment to stop by their station and express your gratitude for their hard work and dedication. A simple "thank you" can go a long way in boosting a nurse's morale and reminding them that their work is meaningful and appreciated. Remember to check their name tag and remember their name!
4. Post on social media about your positive experience
If you’ve had an exceptional experience with a nurse, nursing team or care team during a hospital stay or visit, it might be a nice gesture to share your story publicly on social media.
For example, new parents might share their birth story online and talk about how helpful, kind and supportive their labor and delivery nurse was.
Celebrities often use social media to publicly thank their nurse or shout out a hospital they received care at.
5. Write a positive review on Yelp or another online review site
Online reviews are not only appreciated by hospitals and care teams, but they will help other patients decide if the facility is the right choice for them. If you do leave a positive review online, make sure to mention the hospital unit and even your nurse’s name.
Sharing Positive Stories About Your Nurses
From birth to death and everything in between, nurses are there to help those in need.
Maybe you made an unexpected trip to the emergency room during the pandemic and a special er nurse went above and beyond to help you.
Or, a home health care nurse continuously provides excellent care to your grandparents.
Maybe your little one was in the NICU where the nurses played a vital role in their growth and care.
Or, you know a nurse who recently completed the incredibly difficult work to obtain their Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) The truth is that most of us have a positive story to share about a nurse.
Whether you’re a healthcare provider, medical professional, patient, patient’s family member, or anyone who has been positively impacted by a nurse - right now, is always a good time to thank a nurse.
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