The stretch of June 17th through June 23rd marks National Nursing Assistants Week, a recognized holiday near and dear to our hearts here at Elite Medical Staffing. EMS nursing assistants - or CNA’s - are amongst one of the most vital medical professional services to our country’s healthcare system.
Certified nursing assistants can often provide nearly 80 to 90 percent of the direct, invaluable care patients receive. With over 1.5 million CNA’s nationwide, our hospitals, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, clinics, and communities are significantly supported by this crucial role! Join us in gratitude for the incredible work of invaluable certified nursing assistants this week, next week, and every week!
5 Ways to Show Gratitude to Certified Nursing Assistants in Your Workplace
Thank Them Publicly: If your team members are comfortable with it, consider taking both group and individual photos to publicly ‘post’ and thank them across social media platforms. Share something special about their work ethic, bio, or background.
Recognize Exceptional Work: Consider highlighting and rewarding top-performers or all wonderful CNA’s on your team with accolades like “CNA of the month” to motivate your team, and even improve morale.
Celebrate with Something Sweet: Whether a pizza party, special catered lunch, coffee gift cards, or simply something sweet to say ‘thank you’, even the smallest of gestures can express great gratitude!
Consider Their Preferences: Now might be a great time to get your CNA’s input on many of the day-to-day decisions that can have an impact on their work. You can empower your team by encouraging CNA’s to share their input on their work schedules, desired break times, and beyond.
Explore Special Bonuses: CNA’s roles are incredibly demanding both physically and emotionally - a day ‘off’ might be just what the Doctor ordered. Explore creating a “bonus day” opportunity if feasible, allowing team members to take a well-deserved day off!
There are endless opportunities to thank the certified nursing assistants in your personal and professional life, and this upcoming week is the perfect time to do so. At Elite Medical Staffing, we deeply appreciate our nursing assistants - their work, time, and expertise is invaluable to us and our community as a whole. Every EMS CNA is exceptional but it is truly their commitment to their patients that makes them ‘elite’.