Happy National Nurses Week! Thank a Nurse You Know by Sharing These 5 Deals

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Nurses, you definitely deserve appreciation.

After all, who else regularly works 12-hour shifts in which duties include not being overtly grossed out by a variety of bodily fluids?

That’s why we’re pleased to share some great deals with you in honor of National Nurses Week. No number of freebies or deals could adequately show how grateful we are for your care!

National Nurses Week 2018 Deals

National Nurses Week runs May 6-12. It’s a little odd to start it on a Sunday, but nurses do work odd shifts.

When you’re finally off call, check out the deals below. You deserve them!

1. Cinnabon

As a proud supporter of The Daisy Foundation, Cinnabon celebrates National Nurses Week each year with sweet freebies. The deal available to all health care professionals. All you have to do is show your health care ID badge at your local Cinnabon any time between May 6 and May 12 to get a free sweet treat.


If you go to EVOS with a friend between May 7 and May 11, and present your professional ID, you’ll get a free meal, bowl or salad when they purchase theirs.

3. PDQ

Sick of the cafeteria food?

Flash your valid work ID at PDQ on Tuesday, May 8, and get half off your bill. Teachers also get 50% off.

4. Free Webinar and Giveaways for Nurses

The American Nurses Association (ANA) hosts a free webinar each year for National Nurses Week. This year’s webinar, which focuses on emerging technology and its impact on nursing practice, is at 1 p.m. EDT  Wednesday, May 9. To get in on this webinar, you must register by 7 p.m. EDT May 8.

The ANA is also partnering with Easy Spirit to offer the #MoveFor Healing Sweepstakes, which gives nurses a chance to win some new comfy shoes. Enter here for a chance to win — and even if you don’t win, you can still enjoy some new magic shoes for 30% off with coupon code NURSESWEEK30, valid until May 31.

You can also enjoy free six-month digital subscription to American Nurse Today, the journal of the ANA. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card when you register for your free subscription.

5. Major League Baseball

Get ready to enjoy some good ’ole all-American fun!

Major League Baseball teams across the country are hosting special Nurse Appreciation Nights with discounted tickets and giveaways, including the St. Louis Cardinals on May 8, the Florida Marlins on May 11, and the Kansas City Royals on May 15. Check your team’s website for details.

Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a writer whose creative writing has been featured in DMQ Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection and elsewhere. Editorial assistant Jessica Gray updated this post.