How to Say Thank You to Nurses
Simple ways to show gratitude to nurses who make a difference.
In collaboration with The DAISY Foundation
Every one of us will benefit from the care of a nurse at some point in our lives.
Many of us count nurses among our closest friends and family; some of us are even nurses ourselves.
Countless nurses put themselves at risk for the sake of others every day – now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more so than ever.
How do we thank them?
Nurse Recognition Organizations
These organizations are leading the effort to thank, support, and advocate for nurses. Consider participating in their mission and showing your support.
The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation expresses gratitude to nurses with programs that recognize them for the extraordinary skillful, compassionate care they provide patients and families. Nearly 2 million nurses have been nominated and over 150,000 have received the award.
- Nominate a nurse for making a difference
- Hospitals select nurses throughout the year to receive a DAISY Award
- Nurses receive a certificate, pin, Healers Touch sculpture, a banner to hang in their unit, cinnamon rolls to share and an online spotlight to recognize their contributions and share their special story.
American Nurses Foundation: Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses
The Fund is an opportunity for the public to support and show gratitude to nurses through donations that provide them with mental health support, financial assistance, advocacy, and more.
Other ways to show your gratitude
Follow CDC guidelines to help keep yourself and your community healthy.
Assist with childcare for nurses in your family or neighborhood.
Donate supplies to your local hospital or health clinics.