It’s almost International Nurses Day (Florence Nightingale’s birthday) – and lots of workplaces will be celebrating early today. This year’s theme is Closing the Gap – From Evidence to Action. And the evidence shows clearly that there is a direct link between registered nurse (RN) numbers and patient outcomes, which is why the NSWNA continues to campaign for the implementation of satisfactory nurse-patient ratios.
Nurse Uncut is celebrating our day with a super contest. Send us your photo of nurses celebrating International Nurses Day and you could win two nights at Harrigan’s Irish Pub in the lovely village of Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley! Also included in the prize is admission to the magical Hunter Valley Gardens nearby.
International Nurses Day is tomorrow, Saturday May 12, so not much time to plan your celebration and your photo, if you haven’t already done so. Of course, you could always have a delayed [aka staged] celebration next week! You could take a picture of two or 20 nurses celebrating their day – whether it’s with a cake on the ward, a meal together with colleagues after your shift is over or something completely different…
The winner will be the photo which attracts the most ‘Likes’ on the Nurse Uncut Facebook page. Second and third prize winners will receive an Elsevier book voucher worth $150!
Email your photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos will also be uploaded to our Nurse Uncut Flickr Stream. Make sure that everyone who appears in the photo fills out a publication consent form (ie. they don’t mind their image appearing on our websites and potentially in The Lamp magazine).
Don’t forget to tell your friends and encourage them to enter too. Photos will start appearing on I Support Nurses on Facebook from May 12 until the closing date, May 25. Don’t worry, we’ll give you plenty of reminders to take a look and vote.
The small print:
The contest will close at midnight (Sydney time) on Friday, May 25, 2012.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
This contest is only valid for nurses working in NSW, Australia.
First prize: Two nights midweek (Sunday to Thursday) accommodation in a newly refurbished studio guestroom at Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation in Pokolbin, including a hot buffet breakfast and dinner to the value of $100. Plus two Adult tickets for entry to Hunter Valley Gardens. Total prize package valued at over $600.
Second and third prizes: Gift voucher valued at $150 from Elsevier Australia Pty Ltd.
Image credit: NSWNA