Every year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) celebrates National Nurses Week (May 6-12) with the purpose of honoring and recognizing the vital role nurses play in the healthcare community. For Nurses Week 2016, Uniform Advantage is highlighting a collection of exclusive scrubs to offer you ample opportunity to appreciate the hardworking nurses in your life. Our ultimate goal is to promote and bring awareness to those tireless individuals who dedicate their lives to helping others. Teaming up with Nurse Kelly Johnson, UA is more than ready for Nurses Week!
Whether it’s a graduation gift, a thank you to a coworker, or a treat for yourself, UA is offering a high-quality selection of affordable scrubs to help you celebrate. Be prepared for Nurses Week and stand proud with our Pride and Passion scrub line!
UA makes it easy for everyone: match a Pride and Passion White print scrub top with a corresponding jacket or nursing bag! Choose from a v-neck or mock wrap styling and upgrade your nursing wardrobe without the hassle! Our scrub jackets keep the chill out throughout the day and allow you to layer your attire as you see fit. A nursing bag makes a great gift option, offering ample storage for all the necessary medical instruments and accessories.
Our new and exclusive collection of nursing tees allow anyone to celebrate our everyday heroes. Colorful and charming, these t-shirts are perfect for both in and outside the office!
If you’re simply looking for a convenient way to store and carry belongings, our tote bags are essential! Make Nurses Week easier and more stylish! From floral and animal prints to embroidered hearts and stripes, our wide selection of bags offers many options for the nurse on the go.
Are you the world’s best nurse? Go to work ready to take on the week with our new car decals! Personalize your vehicle and spread awareness of the role you play in making the world a better place. These are a great gift idea for those uncertain of what to get a nurse or someone who may have scrubs already. Show off a profession to be proud of and celebrate Nurses Week in style!
May means graduation for lots of students, including those in nursing and medical school! If you’re going to be in attendance at one of these graduations and want to show your support with a gift, we’ve got some great ideas for you! To start off, we have many must-have essentials for new nurses at Uniform Advantage. If you can’t decide what to choose, think about adding a personalized touch to a practical item to ensure your gift will stand out from the rest. Whatever pattern, color, or style you choose, the recipient will surely know how much effort and thought you put into it with all these great options. For some inspiration, the nursing accessories below are perfect to make sure your future nurses are not only prepared, but also comfortable and stylish.
Every nurse needs a stethoscope to evaluate patients. This is a great gift that will be used many times throughout the day! It’s available in multiple colors to personalize his/her stethoscope.
Give them something to show their personality in the most comfy way possible with a nurse-themed t-shirt.
You can’t go wrong with the UA Pride and Passion White Tote Bag. A durable tote bag with plenty of pockets is a great way for your nursing graduate to prepare for their first day on the job!
Tip: Fill the tote with some smaller and necessary items:
*A Penlight to perform pupillary assessments on patients
*Scissors to remove patients’ bandages
Make sure the new graduate is comfortable and stylish in these Butter-Soft™ Stretch Scrubs by UA. Available for men and women in multiple colors and styles, your favorite nurse will stand out in these new scrubs!
All nurses need to have equipment readily available. This belt loop organizer with four front pockets will guarantee that he/she can keep necessary supplies within a hand’s reach!
Make sure your nurse has everything he/she needs with a Uniform Advantage Electronic Gift Card! Nurses can buy everything they need at our website!
Surprise! You are suddenly responsible for managing your organization’s uniform program! Until now, your exposure to the world of uniforms may be limited to the dress code policy included in your New Hire Handbook, but don’t panic. Launching a new program or revitalizing an existing one doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Today, we are sharing a simple guide to help you design a uniform program.
1. START BY CHOOSING THE FEATURES AND SERVICES YOU NEED
Before you do anything, take a moment to think about what you want your uniform program to do.
Why does your organization want the program – to streamline the purchasing process? Enhance your brand image? Increase caregiver recognition?
Do you want one person to be responsible for placing orders and handling day-to-day administration tasks?
Or, do you want this system to take the process out of your hands with employees placing orders and choosing where the order will be delivered?
Once you zero in on what you want to get out of the program, make a list of “must-have” and “nice-to-have” features and services. At this stage, you should be able to answer the following questions:
- What are my logo and personalization needs?
- Do we need a web-based uniform portal?
- How will we order and what payment methods will we offer?
- Will we need an online tool for program administration?
If you take the time to identify your must-haves early in the process, you are more likely to be pleased with the resulting program.
2. DECIDE ON YOUR APPROVED BRANDS, STYLES AND COLORS
In our 30 plus years in the uniform business, we have yet to find two identical programs. Your business is unique to you, so flexibility to design the right program for your team and specific corporate branding mission is a key part of the process. The most successful programs provide specific guidelines outlining approved uniform styles and colors. Some organizations choose one color for all employees, some select a specific color for each department, some don’t dictate a color or style, but rather the way uniforms are ordered. There is no right answer, so use these tips to help move through this stage:
- Find a vendor with a large selection of styles in standard colors.
- Consider including long-sleeve tops and jackets.
- Decide if color coordinating teams make sense for your business.
- Have samples in the full range of sizes when collecting initial orders
3. READY TO PLACE ORDERS AND TAKE DELIVERY
Now that your employees know what to wear, you will need to tell them how they can buy their new uniforms. Work with your vendor to set up a system that makes sense and is easy to manage. You will need to decide how orders will be placed and how items will be delivered. Don’t be afraid to ask for uniform services you need to cut down the time you spend placing orders and distributing uniforms. In many cases, there are routine services for the uniform vendor that are included for no (or very little) extra cost.
- Where can we buy uniforms?
Custom web portal; retail store; telephone; traveling (onsite) store
- How are orders placed?
Employees select items and order; department level bulk orders
- How do we receive our uniforms?
Delivered to employees home; bulk delivery to business; orders bundled and labeled by employee and delivered to business (pack-by-employee)
Breaking down the complex process into smaller, more manageable steps is a great place to start. Know what you want to get out of the program, and start evaluating corporate solutions providers using your list of must-haves. Your uniform program will begin take shape in no time at all!
Do you have any tips for implementing a uniform program? Help a colleague by sharing a pro tip or lesson learned in the comments!
UA Corporate Solutions Team