Nurse & CNA Appreciation Days Virtual Scratch-Off Games 2022
Nurse CNA Appreciation Days - Virtual Scratch-Off Games

Nurse & CNA Appreciation Days – Virtual Scratch-Off Games

Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities Nursing Staff Reward Programs

Help increase morale in these trying times. Give your nurses gifts and rewards using the Priiize scratch-off games generator.

Gift, Reward, and Prize Ideas for Nurse & CNA recognition programs:

  • Food, Restaurants
  • eGift Cards
  • Gift Certificates
  • Gift Baskets
  • Cash in Paychecks
  • SPA Day Gift Certificates
  • Paid Day Off
  • Day Vacation
  • Workout Memberships

Make Nurse & CNA Digital Scratch-offs Online for Employee Rewards & Engagements, Appreciation Days, Work Anniversaries, Birthdays, and more!

The live demo – see how this example of a rewards game flows for the Nurse CNA user experience. This example uses cash in paycheck awards. You can make scratch-offs with any prize you want.

When you look in your Priiize dashboard, you will see each prize and who won what, and the nurse’s contact information that you determine on each prize claim form.

Below is a Nurse Appreciation Scratch-Off Game Example

Nurse CNA Appreciation Days - reward them with virtual scratch-off cards - Priiize

Why Nurse and CNA Appreciation Reward Programs Are a Must for Hospitals & Healthcare Businesses.

Nurse and CNA workforces are on the front lines every day to ensure patients get the comfort, care, and compassion they deserve.

Their job is a complex one. It is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. They not only help with patient care, but they also deal with debilitating illnesses and death.

They sometimes feel as unsung heroes have taken for granted and not acknowledged for their efforts.

Nurses are shown appreciation with rewards, and acknowledgment programs enable nurses to feel appreciated for their hard work. 

Acknowledgment programs avoid burnout and many negative job factors that impact moral distress. 

One way to let our nurses know we care is to acknowledge their dedication to Certified Nurses Day and National CRNA Week among others. Healthcare facilities celebrate the holidays and monetary and gift rewards programs.

Nurse CNA Appreciation Day

Like all of us, your Nurse and CNA workers are human and get mentally and physically recharged when they know they have made a difference in a patient’s life, especially when they are aware of their difference.

Appreciation days and events are so crucial for your business. Nurses’ contributions are recognized each year with many types of games like virtual scratch-off games played on their smartphones to win monetary and gift rewards.

2022 Monthly Nurse CRN Appreciation Holidays & Events

Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities Nursing Staff Reward Programs. 
Help increase morale in these trying times with Priiize Scratch-Off – $99.

Why do nurses say they are striking and quitting in droves?

This flu season, Benny Matthew – a nurse at the Montefiore Medical Center emergency room in the Bronx – has often been responsible for 15 to 20 patients at a time.

Matthew said that by 3 p.m. most days, the emergency room is often exploding with patients. Hospital gurneys stand inches apart. When beds run out, patients squeeze into tightly packed chairs. When the chairs run out, patients must stand. Wait times to see a doctor can be up to six hours. At the same time, the hospital is advertising more than 700 nursing positions.

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“We go home feeling like failures,” Matthew said. “There are times when you can’t sleep because you’re thinking: ‘Did I do anything wrong today?'”


Matthew is one of more than 7,000 union nurses who went on strike in New York City last week, protesting staffing levels. This led to two of the city’s largest nonprofit hospital systems agreeing to strengthen staffing ratios at some hospitals. On Thursday, hundreds of healthcare workers from around the country protested understaffing at HCA Healthcare, the nation’s most extensive hospital system. That included one worker from El Paso who recently admitted herself into her emergency room for dehydration and exhaustion after working four 12-hour days in a row, her union said.

These tensions have continued to play out over the past month as nurses have protested, gone on strike, or threatened strikes in California, Oregon, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Understaffing concerns have been at the heart of labor disputes in various industries in recent months, including an averted national rail strike threat. However, these tensions have been more pronounced than in health care and nursing. Nurses led a quarter of the top 20 major work stoppages tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2022.

While understaffing has plagued some hospitals and medical centers nationwide for years, the pandemic added new layers of stress as nurses worked through consecutive coronavirus outbreaks that killed and disabled thousands of healthcare workers. The upswing of flu and respiratory diseases in the past several months has only worsened the situation.

With no end in sight, legions of nurses have left the field, retired early, or switched jobs. According to an industry trade-journal estimate, some 100,000 nurses left the industry between 2020 and 2021. Although there were 4.4 million registered nurses with active licenses as of 2021, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, only 3 million people were employed as nurses, according to the Department of Labor.

Those who have remained have faced increasingly heavy workloads. They also gained more leverage in the tight labor market, leading nurses to organize new unions and even walk away from jobs to join the ranks of traveling nurses who parachute in from out of town to fill staffing gaps and tend to be paid more.

“The issue is that we are understaffed, not only in my facility but really across the nation,” said Cathy Kennedy, president of the California Nurses Association, representing 100,000 nurses in the state. “We are seeing an upsurge of nurses saying, ‘We’ve had enough. We want to organize. We want our hospital to hear what we have to say.'”

The New York-based hospital company Montefiore did not respond to a request for comment about staffing levels. But the company touted the agreement reached by negotiators and the hospital late Wednesday that ended the strike, with some significant concessions for nurses. The deal includes a 19.1 percent raise over three years, 170 new nursing positions, and emergency-room staffing ratios based on the severity of patient needs.

Harlow Sumerford, a spokesperson for HCA Healthcare, said Thursday’s protest was “an expected tactic as we are set to begin our regular cycle of bargaining with the labor union in the next few weeks.” He noted that the hospital system staffs its “teams appropriately and in compliance with state regulations.”

In the years leading into the pandemic, roughly enough new nurses were entering the pipeline to replace the ones that retired, according to a 2022 McKinsey & Co report titled “Assessing the lingering impact of COVID-19 on the nursing workforce.” But covid changed everything. “Over the past two years, McKinsey found that nurses consistently, and increasingly, report planning to leave the workforce at higher rates compared with the past decade,” the report found, a trend that continued even as covid cases fell.

From coast to coast, mounting nursing shortages have triggered a widespread set of issues for nurses and patients, according to conversations with nine nurses. Nurses say there have been significant declines in patient care, including delayed cancer treatments and necessary checkups for expecting mothers. Medications are administered late or missed altogether. The shortage has also affected nurses’ mental and physical health, as they are forced to skip meals and rest breaks and get little recovery time between shifts.

Organized strikes, and even the threat of strikes, have pushed some hospitals to agree to address some staffing concerns. This winter, nurses have won guarantees of investment in new hires, a more significant role in shaping nurse-to-patient ratios, and substantial wage gains that could help with retention.

In Kalamazoo, Mich., 300 nurses – as part of the Michigan Nurses Association – won a 20 percent raise in the first year of their contract after threatening to strike at Ascension Borgess hospital over staffing levels in December. Night nurse Lori Batzloff said the pay increase should help retain nurses. But she is concerned about her hospital’s ability to weather another covid outbreak.

Last September, in Minnesota, 15,000 nurses went on strike for three days over understaffing concerns, in the largest-ever private nurses’ strike. When hospitals still refused to concede to their demands, the nurses threatened to walk out a second time for three weeks in December. With days to go before the strike deadline, more than a dozen hospitals, for the first time, agreed to give nurses a say in staffing levels, averting the strike.

“I think the hospitals looked around and understood that they couldn’t withstand, frankly, a 15,000-member three-week strike in Minnesota,” said Chris Rubesch, vice president of the Minnesota nurses union. “That would be crippling.”

A Twin Cities Hospital group spokesman said in a press statement when the deal was struck that the new agreement shows that hospitals and labor can work together to “develop staffing language that meets the unique needs” of hospitals, nurses, and patients.

For other healthcare workers who typically earn less than nurses – such as healthcare technicians, dietitians, and nursing assistants – the impacts of understaffing are just as bad.

“There is no morale left,” said Gregorio Oropeza, an admitting representative who registers patients at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Marina del Rey, Calif. Oropeza has colleagues who have had to drop out of the workforce after suffering severe symptoms from covid. “Everyone is there because they need a paycheck. They’re terrified of getting sick, but it is a job, and they have to uphold a household.”

Oropeza and 400 colleagues went on a five-day strike with SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West in December over understaffing and pay concerns. Still, union contract negotiations have continued to stall.

Marni Usheroff, a Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey spokesperson, said the hospital recognizes that its employees are its “most important asset” and that during contract negotiations, the hospital has shown its “commitment to maintaining staffing levels that provide important support for our health care workers.”

Nurses have been organizing and winning union elections during the coronavirus pandemic, even as unionization rates in the United States have declined.

“I remember in the middle of the pandemic, predicting that once the dust settles, there could be an explosion of new organizing and strikes to accomplish safe staffing levels,” said Sal Rosselli, president of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, which represents 15,000 healthcare employees in California. “And that’s what’s happening now.”

While some nurses are organizing, many have dropped out of the field or planned to leave the industry. A 2022 survey by the staffing agency ShiftMed found that two-thirds of nurses are inclined to leave the profession within the next two years.

Some nurses have quit their full-time jobs to take on highly lucrative contract work, traveling to other parts of the country and temporarily filling in at short-staffed hospitals. The option has become popular among younger nurses, particularly many looking to pay off student loans. Demand for travel nurses is roughly double what it was at the start of the pandemic. However, it has tempered since the height of the outbreak, according to April Hansen, an executive at Aya Healthcare, the country’s largest travel-nurse agency.

Nurses’ unions say hospitals are to blame for nursing shortage problems, noting that healthcare companies deliberately chose not to devote resources to hiring more nurses. Many hospitals profited during the pandemic, receiving millions in covid-related aid, rewarding investors with generous stock buybacks, and paying executives seven-figure salaries. In the Bronx, the CEO of Montefiore, Philip Ozuah, took home $7.4 million in 2020.

“I feel that hospital administrators are hypocrites,” said Zulma Gutierrez, 42, an intensive care unit nurse at Montefiore who went on strike this week. “They’re going home making millions, and we’re going home with guilt.”

But a growing and aging population, combined with the endless waves of covid, means demand for nurses will continue to soar in the coming years. By 2025, the United States is projected to be between 200,000 and 450,000 nurses short, according to the McKinsey report.

All the more reason why to show nurses appreciation with Priiize Digital Scratch-Offs.

Use Priiize Scratch-Off Games Generator for rewarding Nurses on these holidays:

Mark your calendar for the 2022 Monthly Nurse & CRN Appreciation Holidays & Events


National CRNA Week – Jan. 23-29

National IV Nurse Day – January 25


Ambulatory Care Nursing Week – Feb. 7-13 (Debuting this year!)

PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week – Feb. 7-13

Cardiovascular Professionals Week – Feb. 13-19

Critical Care Transport Nurses Day – February 18


Certified Nurses Day – March 19

GI Nurses & Associates Week – March 20-26


Radiological and Imaging Nurses Day – April 12

WOC Nurse Week – April 17-23

Transplant Nurses Week – April 25-May 2


National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month

Oncology Nursing Month 

National Nurses Day – May 6

National School Nurse Day – May 6

International Nurses Day – May 12

National Nurses Week – May 6-12 (the ANA also celebrates National Nurses Month throughout May)

Neuroscience Nurses Week – May 15-21


National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day – June 7


Vascular Nurses Week – Sept. 5-11

National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day – September 8

Nephrology Nurses Week – Sept. 11-17

Nursing Professional Development Week – Sept. 11-17

National Neonatal Nurses Week– Sept. 12-18


National Midwifery Week – Oct. 2-8

Pediatric Nurses Week – Oct. 3-7

Emergency Nurses Week – Oct. 9-15

Emergency Nurses Day – October 12

National Case Management Week – Oct. 9-15

International Infection Prevention Week – October 16-22

International Orthopaedic Nurses Day – October 30


National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Medical-Surgical Nurses Week – Nov. 1-7

Urology Nurses and Associates Week – Nov. 1-7

Forensic Nurses Week – Nov. 6-12

National Nurse Practitioner Week – Nov. 13-19

Perioperative Nurses Week – Nov. 13-19

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