​THE CHALLENGE:
  • When you see a nurse, acknowledge and share  your appreciation with a brief and simple:  
                           "Thank you!"
  • Consciously observe, reflect and enjoy the    nurse's startled and likely humble reaction. 
  • Share details of this moment with at                    least two other people, and
  • Challenge them to do what you did! 
BEFORE you push the above "CLICK HERE TO DONATE" button, I invite you to click this I AM A NURSE! link and let the 3-minute video speak for those who will appreciate your "thank you ..." support.
   Why Thank a Nurse? 
          What would encourage someone, you perhaps, to accept the Operation: Scrubs "See-A-Nurse? Thank-A-Nurse!tm Challenge?"
          Let's start with the nurse being the "most trusted and respected profession" (Gallup Poll for the last 17 years). That's because the nurse is one of the few people who don’t have a dog in the race, so to speak. 
          That means there's no monetary incentive to "be better" because the nurse's salary will continue whether they do an exceptional job, or not. 
          How about nurses undergoing continuing education every year to keep their license current; some will pursue special certifications requiring more education than others. 
          So when a nurse has made the extra effort to become certified, it’s evidence of expertise in a specific field.  
          And when your life or the lives of those you love hang in the balance, don't you want and expect the care you receive to come from a fully competent nurse!?
          If your nurse is working at the top of his/her nursing practice, it’s because there is an innate characteristic of nurturant and caring that may not be the incentive of other health care providers. 
          Operation: Scrubs offers many ways to support nurses, but here's one way you to get involved now, and stay involved, by doing these four (4) things:
  • When you see a nurse, acknowledge and share your appreciation with a brief and simple: "Thank you for your service."
  • Next, consciously observe, reflect and enjoy the nurse's startled and likely humble reaction. 
  • Share details of this moment with at least two other people, and
  • Challenge them to do what you did!
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  NOW, if you'd like to "go public" for accepting my 
See-A-Nurse? Thank-A-Nurse!tm Challenge and donate $10 
to help pay for a nurse's advance education scholarship: 
  • I'll publish your name and city on special See-A-Nurse? Thank-A-Nursetm Challenge website registry where you'll able to view and download your Certificate of Appreciation.

How much of your $10 donation actually goes towards 
the nursing scholarship fund? ALL OF IT!
  • When you click on the above donate button, it takes you to the "Eventbee" website which accepts your $10 plus a $1 credit/debit card transaction fee, and by email, confirms you donation.
  • Eventbee forwards your $10 to an already established American Heart /Stroke Association Donor Advised Fund (DAF), or the Operation Scrubs Scholarship Trust. Thereafter, as a Pamela Jane Nye Advanced Nursing Education Scholarship, AHA/ASA and/or Operation Scrubs, Inc. manages/distributes the scholarship funding. 
  • When scholarships are awarded, funds are paid directly to the schools, colleges, universities or entities that provide the scholarship recipient's accredited advanced nursing education.

Why only $10?
  • I didn't want money to be what prevented someone from becoming involved. It's also a number that can easily be used to determine how many people chose to invest in a nurses education future, e.g.,each $5,000 scholarship = 500 "See a Nurse? Thank a Nurse! Challenge" supporters.
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$10 Restriction!
  • Controlled by name, location and credit/debit card information, online registration accepts only one $10 per person donation in a calendar year.  The reason is my wanting this "Challenge" to be about "you" and that nobody would be distinguishable by the amount they contributed.     
YOUR COST?  $0  
YOUR REWARD?  Priceless!
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    CONFESSION: I didn't expect writing this much, but thought this was important enough
 to share my thoughts based upon this nurse's personal 
experience. - Pamela Jane Nye, RN
CHALLENGE
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