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Nurses are incredibly important people in the healthcare world. And National Nurses Week is the perfect time to show our appreciation for all that they do. Nurses often work long, hard hours and it can be a thankless job at times. They are often the first person a patient sees when they are visiting a healthcare facility, and they perform a wide range of tasks, from the simplest to truly heartbreaking.

When Is National Nurses Week?

National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6th through May 12th, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This full week dedicated to nurses was made official in 1994. But in 1974, the International Council of Nurses established National Nurses Day.

In addition to National Nurses Week, National Student Nurses Day was established in 1998 and is celebrated on May 8th. And in 2003, National School Nurse Day was established to be celebrated on the Wednesday during National Nurses Week.

National Nurses Week is sponsored and promoted by the American Nurses Association to highlight all that these amazing healthcare providers do.

What Do Nurses Want?

We know that nurses are very important, but they are often not recognized for just how much they actually do. Much like any profession, simple acts to show thanks and respect can make a huge difference. Everyone likes to feel appreciated.

A few ideas to show your appreciation:

  • Write thank you notes.
  • Gift cards are always a great gift – food, coffee, spa services, etc.
  • Advocate for local business support with discounts or freebies.
  • Have a meal delivered to your doctor’s office (but call ahead to plan).

Businesses That Are Celebrating National Nurses Week:

We’ve gathered some deals and specials for nurses to enjoy during this week. Deals may vary by location. It’s always best to confirm ahead of time. If you know of any local businesses that are offering deals, discounts, or freebies for nurses, please send us an email!

  • Adidas

    Adidas has exclusive discounts for nurses. You can get 30% off online and in-store, and 15% off at factory outlets. This deal does require that you verify your status as a healthcare worker. The closest store locations to the Augusta area are in Atlanta, with Outlet Stores in Lawrenceville and Woodstock.

    Get more details HERE.

  • McAlister's Deli

    Between May 6th and May 12th, nurses can get a free tea. This is valid for one (1) Big Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, ½ Sweet & ½ Unsweet Tea, or ½ Lemonade & ½ Sweet/Unsweet Tea (flavor shots excluded). This is available at participating locations. You must show a valid ID at checkout. Get more details HERE.

    McAlister’s Deli in Augusta is located at 3602 Exchange Lane.

  • Fleet Feet Augusta

    Fleet Feet Augusta is celebrating teachers and nurses from May 6th through the 12th. They are giving teachers and nurses 20% off any in store purchase.

    Address: 229 Furys Ferry Road, Augusta, GA

  • Logan's Roadhouse

    Logan’s Roadhouse is honoring teachers and nurses during National Teacher and Nurses Appreciation Week. Nurses and teachers can enjoy 20% off their entree by simply showing their badge or ID.

    Address: 269 Robert C. Daniel Junior Parkway, Augusta.

  • Chipotle

    Online, nurses and other healthcare workers can sign up to be one of 100,000 people to receive free burrito coupons from Chipotle with a valid ID. You can sign up between Monday, May 6 until Friday, May 10. Winners will be selected around Tuesday, May 14.

    Sign up and get details HERE.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    Nurses can get 20% off their order at Buffalo Wild Wings with valid ID. Offer valid May 6th through May 12th. This deal is also available for teachers too.

    Address: 120 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, Augusta

  • Iron Horse Grill

    Iron Horse Grill is celebrating National Nurses Week by giving nurses 25% off of their meals this week. Must show credentials to receive discount.

    Address: 2510 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island, SC

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