Nurses in hospitals around the country will get raises starting Friday as part of a national effort to boost morale, pay, and morale among nurses, who are increasingly scrutinized by management and their peers in the health care industry.
The American Nurses Association said in a statement on Friday that it will offer a “Nursing Sports Bra” for employees starting at $300 a month.
It is not a replacement for a nursing uniform, but it will provide a more formal look.
“It will give nurses an opportunity to express their skills, interests, and values in a more visible way, and it will encourage nurses to work in a professional manner that they enjoy,” said ANA National President Dr. Anne Davenport.
“The nursing community has a lot of respect for nurses and nurses want to be recognized for what they do.
It’s just a great way to celebrate and celebrate the nurses we have.”
The Nurses and Midwives Association of the United States said it would offer $10,000 in incentive bonuses to all nurses.
The association said it will also offer nurses a “nursery cup” that will allow them to receive up to three nursing beverages from a vending machine at their home or office, and up to six nursing snacks from a snack vending machine.
It also will offer $100 bonuses for employees who complete a 30-minute “work-in-the-park” on a daily basis.
“This is a step forward in ensuring that nurses are treated with respect and dignity and that they feel supported, valued, and empowered to be productive, strong and confident nurses,” ANA President and CEO Karen L. O’Brien said in the statement.
The nurses’ union said it was also launching a new initiative, which will give nursing employees a free nurse-approved mask to wear at all times.
The move comes as nurses across the country have taken to social media to call for the retirement of the nurses’ uniforms.
In July, two nurses were fired after a complaint that they refused to change their uniforms to be less revealing.