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Nurses Week 2023: Celebration, Deals + Freebies

Brittany Greaves, RN and Paige Schryver, RN
March 30, 2023
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History of Nurses Week

There were many different dates and weeks proposed by various organizations and government groups as a time to celebrate nurses, dating as far back as 1953. A large portion of the conversation around this topic included Florence Nightingale and the idea of centering it around her achievements as the recognized founder of modern nursing. As recently as 1994, the American Nurses Association finally designated May 6-12 as the permanent dates of Nurses Week and this is when we have been celebrated ever since. This chosen week strategically ends seven days full of gratitude with Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12th.

Although Florence Nightingale is often recognized as the face of founding nursing as we know it, there are many more contributors worldwide that poured their heart, minds, and souls into founding this profession. This is a week meant to celebrate ALL nurses - we are such a diverse profession and not only do we as nurses come in all shapes and sizes, but so do the patients we treat. Let us take the time to celebrate the many different cultures that have come together to make nursing what it is today and continue to shape nursing in the future.

What We’re Celebrating 

Annually, from May 6th - May 12th nurses are recognized and celebrated for the hard work and dedication we put into caring for our patients and the nursing profession with Nurses Week

During this time hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country recognize us with various events, activities, and gifts *cue the pet rocks and peppermints*. 

Nurses week is also a time for us to reflect on our careers and why we chose nursing. None of us want to remember Pharmacology or Care Plans but think about your classmates and how you couldn’t have made it through lectures or clinicals without them. Take this time to reflect on the impact you’ve had on all your patients and their families; the hands you’ve held and the tears you’ve wiped (and the butts too 😅). Think about the lives you’ve saved and at times, the ones you’ve lost. Reminisce on the colleagues you’ve worked alongside, the bath buddies and those “get in here quick” friends you knew you could always call on Vocera. 

As we all know, nursing isn’t an easy profession - the NCLEX alone should have been our first clue to that. The long hours of being completely physically and emotionally drained before having to come back in for another unpredictable twelve can be exhausting. But, despite the challenges and the hardships we all have to admit it’s the most rewarding job, EVER! To see a baby being born, a patient getting discharged, or a family at peace when you walk in. Those feelings are indescribable, to know you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. 

Nurses Week is also a time for us to advocate for our profession. Nursing, as we know, is often overlooked and undervalued (*pins up Healthcare Hero sign*), despite the vital role we play in healthcare, and society as a whole. As the backbone of the healthcare system, we deserve to be valued. In 2020, this week happened to fall during the early start of our long battle with COVID-19, when the world saw our work and our sacrifices up close for the first time. Many people across the world gained a true understanding of the risks we take daily and showed their appreciation on so many fronts. As the pandemic settles down and life continues to return to “normal”, we hope that we can use that momentum to advocate for better ratios, mental health avenues, and more equitable pay to combat burnout that is at an all time high after such a difficult season. This week is a challenge for us to continue to advocate for nursing and work towards a system that truly cares and values our contributions, this week and beyond. 

Check out some of our mental health resources here.

This week is an opportunity to show gratitude for the patients and families who trust us with their care. It's an honor and privilege to be a nurse and we don’t take that responsibility lightly or for granted. I also offer this mantra to all nurses this week, “When I’m done caring for others I remember to care for myself”. Please know you deserve to care for yourself, too. Take yourself on a date, write a letter to your younger nursing student self and tell them how proud you are of them, or celebrate at brunch with a few coworkers. Let’s take this time and beyond to celebrate our profession, our colleagues, our patients, and most importantly ourselves! And whatever you do we encourage you to do it boldly! Happy Nurses Week! 

At Trusted, we have nurses that work at the forefront of everything we do to help support you. Because of this, we have a deeper understanding of what you value and strive to make our nurses feel appreciated, not like just another commission check. We do this by building personal relationships, hosting a wide variety of virtual and in-person events that are FUN and discuss relevant topics at the forefront of nursing, and of course do our best to send the gifts and cards that you never thought you’d get as a staff nurse. You can be a part of our Trusted community even when you’re not travel nursing. We value you and your dedication to this profession.

This nurse’s week we will be hosting a giveaway, multiple events for our community, and launching a new SWAG shop where you can get gear to rep your status as a nurse all year round. Check back for more details on these as we get closer to the big week!

Freebies and Discounts for Nurses

What says celebration better than discounts, freebies, and special offers? 🎉 Below you’ll find your guide to the Nurses Week promotions and special deals we could find. (Please note, you may need to show your badge or ID number for some of these benefits!). We’ll be adding to the list as the week goes on and we discover new deals. 

Apparel, Shoes & Accessories

20% off - Calvin Klein

20% off - Backcountry

15 % off select models - Citizen

10% off - Clarks

20% off - Dagne Dover

20% off - Hunter Boots

10% off - Jockey

15% off - Klogs

10% off - L.L. Bean  

10% off - Motherhood

15% off - Vera Bradley

20% off - Tortuga Backpack

20% off - The Sak

30% off - RVCA

10% off -

25% off - Everyman Jack

20% off - HEYDUDE

20% off - Merrell

25% off - New Balance

20% off - Moosejaw

20% off - Southern Tide

15% off - Tuckernuck

25% off - UNTUCKit

10% off - Rhone

25% off - Stio

15% off - Wolverine

15% off - Stance

20% off - Beyond Clothing

20% off  - PSD Underwear

20% off - 686

25% off - Joules

15% off - Bates US

25% Off + Free Shipping for Nurses - NYDJ

20% off - Girlfriend Collective

20% off - O’Neil

10% off - Ashley Stewart

10% Off Orders Over $75+ US & Canadian Nurses - Cupshe

10% off - Keen

20% Off Orders $49+ for Nurses - Chaco

20% Off + Free Shipping & Returns for Nurses - Oofos

10% Off Orders Over $70 for Nurses - Orthofeet

20% off - Keds

20% off - U.S. Polo Assn.

10% off - Unique Vintage

10% off - Champion

15% off - Sunglasses Hut

30% off - Sperry

15% off - Blue Nile

20% off - MBT Physiological Footwear

20% off - CAT Footwear US

15% off - Third Love

15% off - Scout 

25% off - Dockers 

15% discount - J. Crew 

15% off- Lululemon

20% off one pair of shoes - Rothys

10% off at and Nike App - Nike

20% off entire order - Puma

15% off - Ray-Ban

20% off - Under Armour

10% off - Pandora

30% off - Adidas

40% off - Asics

15% off - Vera Bradley

25% off - Carhartt

15% off - Madewell

15% off - Levis

50% off - Reebok

20% off - Rothy's

Cosmetics, Skincare & Nutrition

20% off - TULA Skincare

20% off - Grown Alchemist

15% off and Free Shipping - Chantecaille

20% off - Spongelle

15% off sitewide - Soko Glam

20% off - Stacked Skincare

20% off  - trestique

15% off - Grande Cosmetics

15% off - SiO Beauty

15% off - Erno Laszlo

10% off - Perfectly Posh

10% off - Josie Maran

20% off - Natura

20% off - ReFa USA 

20% off - Beekman 1802

15% off - Colorescience

25% off a minimum order of $30 - e.l.f

15% Off Any Order + Free Shipping for Nurses -

10% off - GNC

20% off - R+Co

15% Off for U.S. & Canadian Nurses - Hairstory

20% off - Discount Contact Lenses

50% off - Joy Organics

Get 20% Off Your First Three Months - Ritual

50% Off Lenses + Free Shipping -

Food & Grocery

10% off entire check - Outback Steakhouse

15% Off and Free Shipping - KIND

Free Membership - Thrive Market

Free Classic Cinnamon Roll, Minibon, or 4-count Bonbites - Cinnabon

55% off your first box - Hello Fresh

Free Big Pork Deal - Sonny's BBQ


20% Off Regularly-Priced Theragun or TheraOne CBD for Nurses - Therabody

Up to 20% Off + Free Shipping for Nurses - Sennheiser

Savings Up to 40% Off + Free Shipping - HP

15% off - Netgear

 $50 Off $500 and Free Shipping on 1000s of Items - Abt Electronics

Special Discount on 10-Device McAfee Total Protection for US Nurses - McAfee

30% off multi-tools - Leatherman

15% off select Robots for Nurses - iRobot

20% off - Ember

15% off - Sonos

Special Discount on orders $199+ - Bose

30% off - Samsung

25% off - Phillips

5% off - Lenovo

Entertainment & Services

10% off - TireBuyer 

Welcome Unlimited for $20/line per month for 4 lines - Verizon

25% off unlimited plans - AT&T

Up to 30% Off the Lowest Hotel Rate for US & Canadian Nurses - Caesars Rewards

Fios Internet for as Low as $34.99/Month - Verizon Fios

$150 off your next vacation - Cheap Caribbean

20% Off First Timer Flyer Packages - iFly

Save 60% on 6 months of Babbel lessons - Babbel

Up to 30% Off the Lowest Hotel Rate for US & Canadian Nurses - Paris Las Vegas

Up to 30% Off the Lowest Hotel Rate for US & Canadian Nurses - Flamingo Las Vegas

Up to 30% Off the Lowest Hotel Rate for US & Canadian Nurses - Tropicana Atlantic City

Up to 30% Off the Lowest Hotel Rate for US & Canadian Nurses - The LINQ Hotel + Experience

Up to 35% Off - RedRock Casino, Resort & Spa

Up to 30% Off the Lowest Hotel Rate for US & Canadian Nurses - Planet Hollywood

15% Off Every Getaway - Getaway

For any essential stay, receive an extra 10% off1 Hot Rate® Hotel or Hot Rate® Car deals with a discount code to use on our already daily reduced Hot Rate deals (up to 60% off). - Hotwire

Save up to $100 off Gate Prices - Walt Disney World Resort

Up to 25% off - Budget 

15% Off the Lowest Rates for U.S. & Canadian Nurses (All Dining & Drinks Included) - Hilton All-Inclusive

Disney World Nurse Discount

30% off - Caesars

5% - Sixt

15% - Getaway

15% off tuition - Indiana Wesleyan University


40% off mattress discount - Nectar

30% off mattress discount - Dreamcloud

25% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping - Brooklyn Bedding

Extra 10-20% Off - Mattress Firm

35% off - Bear Mattress 

$225 Off $1000+ - Saatva

20% off - Layla Sleep

20% off - Corkcicle

Free Club O Rewards Membership - Overstock

15% off - Tuft & Needle

15% off - Gravity Blankets

15% off - Cariloha

Extra 5% off - LoveSac

10% off - Purple

20% off - Ring

Outdoor, Sports & Fitness 

25% off - Huffy Bikes

20% off - Competitive Cyclist

$50 Off a RadRover 6 Plus - Rad Power Bikes

25%  off - VKTRY Gear

20% Off for U.S. & Canadian Nurses - Beyond Yoga

20% Off for US & Canadian Nurses - TRX Training

Extra 15% Off - Sole Bicycles

40% off - Jillian Michaels | The Fitness App

20% off - Spalding

20% off - Saucony 

20% off - No Bull

15% off - TaylorMade Golf

15% off - Arctic Zone

20% off select gear - Burton

15% off - Fanatics

15% off - GCI Outdoor

20% off - Stanley

20% off - Yeti 

$200 off accessories or accessory packages with purchase of a Peloton Bike, Bike+, or Tread

Some other potential discounts to be on the lookout for as Nurses Week approaches:

1. Auntie Anne’s National Nurses Week Discount

In 2022 Auntie Anne’s Pretzels gave their Perks members BOGO pretzels (regularly $3.29) through their app or website from May 6 – 8. We expect to see the same deal in 2023.

2. Great American Cookie National Nurses Day Discount

In 2022 nurses received a free chocolate chip cookie (regularly $1.99) from Great American Cookie when you made a purchase in store. You had to show your ID and could only get one free cookie per ID.

3. Johnny Rockets National Nurses Week Discount

Johnny Rockets celebrated National Nurses Week in 2022 by giving free milkshakes (regularly $4.29) to nurses when they showed their IDs from May 4 – 10. It was only one milkshake per ID and couldn’t be combined with other coupons or offers. We’ll update this post if the same offer is confirmed for 2023!

4. Marble Slab Creamery National Nurses Week Deal

When you showed your ID at the Marble Slab Creamery last year, you got BOGO small ice creams (regularly $5.49). They were limited one per customer and were only available on May 2 – 6, 2022.

5. MOD Pizza National Nurses Week Discounts

Last year you could get a Buy One, Get One Free MOD-size pizza or salad when you signed up by May 4, 2022. The coupon arrived via email the next day, and you could only use use it online or in the restaurant through May 8.

6. Mrs. Fields Cookies National Nurses Week Deal

In 2022 nurses got up to 25% off Mrs. Fields Cookies “Heroes Collection” of gifts during all of Nurses Week.

7. Outback Steakhouse National Nurses Week Discount

Last year you could get 10% off your whole check when you showed your valid medical ID at Outback Steakhouse.

8. Potbelly’s National Nurses Week Deal

If you showed your hospital ID when you went to Potbelly’s on National Nurses Day (May 6) in 2022, you got either a free cookie (regularly $1.30) or drink (regularly $1.35) when you purchased an entree.

9. AllHeart National Nurses Week Discount

When you used the code NURSESWEEK during checkout at AllHeart from May 6 – 12, 2022, nurses got BOGO 40% off your medical apparel — any item or brand. Plus, you got free shipping on orders over $49.

10. Scrubs & Beyond National Nurses Week Deal

Nurses got 20% off in-store and online purchases at Scrubs & Beyond plus free shipping with code THANKYOU during National Nurses Week in 2022. This offer was valid in person and online. Brands included: Koi, Form by Cherokee, Tooniforms, Maevn, and Jockey.

11. Skechers National Nurses Week Deal

Last year at Skechers, you had the entire month of May to show your nursing ID in store to take advantage of their 10% off Nurses Day Deal. They also offer up to 2% cash back for nurses year round.

12. Chipotle

Chipotle has been known to give away free bowls to nurses during Nurses Week, as well as allow for nominations for some nurses to win free Chipotle for a year! 

Brittany Greaves, RN and Paige Schryver, RN

Britt Greaves has been a nurse for 9 years, working in a myriad of specialties such as hospice, palliative, step-down, and traveling for 5 years in the PICU/CVPICU & Covid ICU before transitioning to Community Manager at Trusted Health. When she's not helping other nurses live their best lives you can catch her volunteering on international medical missions, hosting mental wellness sessions, or sharing her sunshine on IG @catchbrittifyoucan! Paige is a seasoned travel nurse with years of experience in Pediatrics and Occupational Health/COVID response. She completed travel assignments in California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Arkansas in a variety of different healthcare settings before transitioning to become a Clinical Success Partner and later a Brand Associate at Trusted. She is a previous DAISY Award winner and is passionate about cultural travel, outdoor adventuring, and of course, dogs. Britt and Paige love partnering together to bring their nursing knowledge and passion to Trusted's Marketing team!

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