Congratulations, Martha Scott, Nurses Week Contest Winner #4!

Congratulations to Martha Scott, RN for being our 4th winner in our Nurses Week Contest!  Here is why Martha loves being a nurse:

“Nursing has helped me grow so much as a person!! It gives me A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF SATISFACTION AND CONTENTMENT, as I have learned not to worry about what the other person is thinking about me, but instead to focus my heart of compassion totally upon the patient and his/her needs. I love having the ability and freedom to make a person more comfortable physically, and emotionally, and to support a person’s spiritual beliefs in the process!! NURSING IS AN AMAZING PROFESSION, AND I AM SO GLAD I CHOSE IT 42 years ago!!! :) “

We have three more days in the Nurses Week Contest left, meaning three more chances for you to win!  Leave us a comment and let us know why you love being a nursehere!

Congratulations, Jessica F, Nurses Week Contest Winner #3

Congratulations to Jessica F. for being our third winner in our Nurses Week Contest!  Here is why Jessica loves being a nurse:

“I love helping people get back on the job. I love my job, I’m so lucky to have the best job in the world!”

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far…remember, you have until end of day on Thursday to comment on our Nurses Week Contest Post to let us know why you love being a nurse!

Have a good week!

Congratulations to Meredith Duggan! Win-It Week Winner #2

Congratulations to Meredith Duggan, our second recipient of the $25 E-Gift Card from Uniform Advantage!  When asked why she loves being a nurse, Meredith answered:

“I love being a nurse because it keeps my heart full and gives my life purpose. It is a great feeling knowing that you touched someone’s life just because you gave them some TLC when they needed it. It’s a job where you use your brain and your heart. You might not always get a “thank you” but, it’s thanks enough seeing your patient’s health improve due to your care.”

You still have 5 more chances to win a $25 E-gift card!  If you’ve already left your comment in our Nurses Week Contest blog post, you’re still in the running.  If not, make sure to check out our post and leave your own comment on why you love being a nurse!

Happy Nurses Weekend!

Congratulations to Darlene Cobb! One down Six more Prizes to go…

Darlene is our first recipient of a $25 E-Gift Card from Uniform Advantage! Don’t worry you still have time to win. Each day from now until May 13th we will be randomly selecting one lucky winner. So if you haven’t already please visit our “Why do you Love Nursing?”  Blog post to enter.

Thank you all for you comments. They are truly inspiring!

Darlene Cobb

“Why I love nursing- If you save one life or just make a difference to someone to help make their life better it’s worth it all. Home Health has given me time with those who sometimes never see anyone else.”

In case you are wondering…each comment is assigned a number. To select a winner a number is picked out of a hat.

Have a great weekend!

Nurses Week Contest: A Prize a Day from UA!

Yes, we know it’s Friday and we usually have Win-It Wednesdays on Wednesdays, but this time around we have something even better to offer you.  We are going to have a Win-It Week to celebrate Nurses Week 2011!  So, starting today, May 6th, and EVERY DAY through Thursday, May 12th, we will be giving away one $25 Gift Card for Uniform Advantage.  Here’s the scoop:

How to enter:  Leave us a comment below and tell us why you LOVE being a nurse!

Who’s eligible: EVERYONE!  Even if you leave your comment below today and don’t win, you are still eligible to win on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  So enter sooner rather than later for a better chance at winning a $25 gift card!

The winners: One winner will be chosen each day to win the UA gift card.  A winner will be announced every day starting Saturday May 7th through Friday May 13th.  Please remember comments must be entered by May 12th to be eligible!!

Let’s get to it…

Why do you love nursing?

 

1 week, 22 years, A million reasons to celebrate

Since 1990, the week of May 6th through May 12th has been recognized as National Nurses Week…and 2011 will be the 22nd week-long recognition event to celebrate the contributions of nurses in our community!  This year’s theme? “Nurses Trusted to Care.” 

For a brief history of National Nurses Week, click here.

Need ideas to help show nurses how much you care?  Check out some of our suggestions here!

Thank you to all the nurses out there for your hard work and dedication to patients all over the world.

Congratulations to Kevin Jacobson, the first recipient of the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship at Miami Dade College

Uniform Advantage recently formed an agreement with Miami Dade College to give a scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund to one lucky nursing student each semester. Per the scholarship, we will be giving away $500 to be used towards tuition, books and fees and a $100 Uniform Advantage gift card, which can be used towards nursing scrubs and accessories. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and must be accepted into one of Miami Dade College’s nursing programs.

The first recipient of the scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund1 is Kevin Jacobson.  Kevin is attending Miami Dade College to receive his Associate of Science Degree in Transitional Nursing. When asked what made him want to go into nursing in the first place, Kevin told me that he had always known he would be working in the medical field but that his feelings were confirmed by his time spent in the Navy. As a hospital corpsman with the Navy, Kevin worked closely with nurses on duty around the world, and he realized that this level of patient care was better suited for his personality than any other type of medical profession.

After attending boot camp and corps school, Kevin spent another year at the medical ward before he was sent to the Navy Clinic for sick call. He was at the clinic when he got the news that a tsunami had ripped through Indonesia and that his services were needed overseas. Working on what Kevin calls the “Floating Hospital”, the Mercy Ship, he gave medical attention to the people from Indonesia, as well as those from the Philippines and Bangladesh, affected by the tsunami. He recalls that when his group first arrived in Indonesia, the victims of the tsunami were not very fond of Americans, but by the time the American soldiers and doctors were ready to leave, they saw a different side of Americans and were very appreciative.

Following five years in active duty, Kevin is now in the Reserves out of Hialeah, Florida, where he is putting his medical knowledge and experience to good use and attending Nursing School at Miami Dade College.  Thank you, Kevin, for all of your hard work locally and internationally, and congratulations on winning the scholarship!

-          Adam

 1 Miami Dade College awards the scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund to one nursing student each semester.  For more information, visit the Financial Aid Department.