Join SPN in celebrating Pediatric Nurses Week October 3-7, 2016

    The mission of this week is to promote pediatric nursing, the practice of nurses dedicated to promoting the optimal health of children and providing excellence in nursing care of children and their families. This week calls attention the critical work that pediatric nurses provide to improve healthcare delivery. It is a time to reflect on the contributions pediatric nurses make to patients, families, and communities.

    Register for the FREE webinar during PNW on Professional Joy:

    Pediatric nurses are vulnerable to burnout and compassion fatigue.  They fail to recognize the importance of their work and fail to find value and meaning in it. Take advantage of this special Pediatric Nurses Week webinar to explore your personal beliefs and values and find joy in the important work that you do. 

    When: Monday, October 3 at 12:00 pm CT

    Click here to register!

    Visit the SPN Store and purchase the following to celebrate PNW:

    Click here to purchase through the SPN Store. All PNW  orders will start shipping on Monday, September 19. SPN reccomends placing all orders by Sunday, September 25. 

    Available for FREE download:

    • Thank You Card - print out and let your colleagues know how much you appreciate them!
    • Coloring Sheet - a fun activity for your patients 
    • PNW Banner - take to Fedex or Kinkos to print or order an Institutional Package to save time and money!

    Celebration Ideas

    Here are some ideas to celebrate with your nurses in the pediatric department. Do you have other ideas? Please email us!

    • Raffles and prizes
    • Create "Why I Chose Peds" posters to hang in your hospital
    • Incorporate a fun theme for the week
    • Activities for the kids like face painting, scavenger hunts 
    • Games for patients and their families
    • Potlucks
    • Staff breakfast
    • Ice cream social

    Social Media Photo Contest

    Send us your celebration photos for the 2016 Social Media Contest to info@pedsnurses.org! Photos will be posted all week and a winning photo will be chose at the end of the week. 

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Pediatric Nurses Week Social Media Photo Contest, Riverside University Health System! Citrus Valley Medical Center was the runner-up.  Both hospitals celebrated with an SPN-sponsored pizza party. Check out their photos below, and make sure to visit Facebook to see additional pictures from this year's celebrations all over the country!

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    Riverside University Health System

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    Citrus Valley Medical Center


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