The nurse that is charged with overseeing the staff has had his or her share of late nights, getting called-in at the last minute, and just about every other means of interrupted sleep you could possibly imagine.  This Philips Wake-Up light may not help with an ongoing staffing shortage, but it will help you feel more rested and ready to face it when you do get called-in. This gentle alarm clock is clinically-proven to work like the sunrise, rousing you naturally form your slumber with 10 gradually-increasing brightness settings, a gentle beep, and even a snooze option. No sudden harsh alarms, no disorienting music blasting, just that nice, gentle feeling of awakening gradually that your boss so richly deserves. ">
Consider championing a proactive approach at your facility to clearly communicate that staff are not allowed to receive monetary gifts or the equivalent. Create a statement—e.g., “It is our policy that staff may not accept gifts of any kind”— that can be shared with new patients in their information packet about the facility, parking, visitors, etc, and suggest alternatives for redirecting gifts.
Some people may think gift cards are a “lazy option”, but I think they’re just fabulous. Does your preceptor enjoy reading? What about a magazine subscription? Or better yet…a nursing magazine subscription! Nurses need to stay up-to-date with healthcare trends, and the magazines that are out there now are really enjoyable to read as well as informative. Or, you could get him/her a gift card to the local scrub shop (we always need new scrubs…those things take a beating!).
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