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Med-Surg Nurses’ Week 2021: How You Can Show Support

  • Med-Surg Nurses’ Week is November 1-7, 2021.
  • It is the LARGEST specialty in the states!
  • Do you have a med-surg nurse in your life that you want to celebrate? We’ve got all the information you need!

NCC News & Content Team

October 15, 2021
Simmons University

According to the CDC, the number of both in- and outpatient surgeries performed in the US during 2010 was almost 50 million; and as healthcare technology continues to advance, this total will rise concurrently. 

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) states that this field within the nursing profession “is the single largest specialty in the United States and beyond,” and based on the number of yearly procedures performed each year, this is not a shocking statement!  

They are an asset to surgical teams, and it is essential that we ensure their work does not go unnoticed.

From the simplest outpatient procedure to the most complex and time-intensive, a med-surg nurse’s role is vital, and that is why we must take the time to recognize their hard work and dedication during Med-Surg Nurses’ Week! 


med-surg nurse team smiling

How Can I Show Support?

Of course, you don’t have to be in the medical field to show your gratitude during Med-Surg Nurses Week!  

Whether you are a previous patient, administrator, colleague, or loved one of a med-surg nurse, simply saying ‘thank you’ can truly go a long way.

However, if you are looking for the best gifts, here are a few of our favorite options:

• Products

If you are a practical gift-giver, there are so many things you can get for that special med-surg nurse in your life! Accessories are a wonderful place to start!  

From badge reels and work bag to a new pair of scrubs, the options are almost endless. 

• Food

Everyone loves food so you cannot go wrong here!  

Whether you choose to deliver a home-cooked meal or takeout from their favorite restaurant, delivering food is always a great gesture to express your gratitude.

• Experiences

Although the schedule of med-surg nurse can be quite hectic, planning experiences for them to have on their off-days is a meaningful way to show your appreciation for their hard work.  

You can go many routes with this one (relaxation, adventure, food, etc.) but here are some popular examples: 

  • Spa day 
  • Cooking class 
  • Weekend getaway to a new city 
  • Dancing class 
  • Camping trip

• From the Heart

Whether you want to write a letter or create a photo collage with all of your favorite moments together, gifts that are not only personalized, but from the heart are sure to show your med-surg nurse that you care about them and appreciate their dedication to the healthcare field.

The options here are endless, so get creative!

med-surg nurse holding respiratory device

The Power of Saying ‘Thank You’

Although all of the above are great gift suggestions, sometimes simply saying ‘thank you,’ or “I appreciate you and the work that you do. You are making an impact,” can be so touching to a med-surg nurse.  

Of course, Med-Surg Nurses Week is not the only time you can do this, and it shouldn’t be!

Showing gratitude is free and can happen anytime and anywhere.  

And to all of our med-surg nurses out there, thank you for the dedication, time, and energy that you put into your career. We truly don’t know what we would do without you. 

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