Discounts and Apps For Nurses Travel RNs Need to Know About
As winter continues its cold assault on our senses before transitioning to spring, it can be tricky finding ways to pull out of the seasonal funk. We’re pleased to see that nurses have joined the ranks of our society’s heroes due to your valiant efforts in communities and medical institutions nationwide to stand before the novel coronavirus. As a result, some big name-brands are offering discounts so you can do some retail therapy.
Top Discounts for Nurses
Shoes and Sports
If you’re in the market for shoes, whether it be for work or casual, you’ve got your pick from several quality brands. Check these discounts out.
Adidas offers a 30% discount for heroes, and yes, nurses are officially part of that select group. Per their website, “As a special thank you, all verified medical professionals, first responders, nurses, military members, and teachers can enjoy an exclusive discount on adidas.com.”
Asics is offering a 40% discount for medical professionals. According to Asics, “During these uncertain times, we honor your work and the moves you make to help keep us safe every day. To support you in every brave step, we offer medical professionals a discount of 40% off all full-priced products in our online store.”
Reebok is offering a 30% discount, per their website, “Your work makes all the difference.
Honoring your commitment to greatness and supporting you with online-only discounts. Select exclusions apply.”
One of our favorite comfortable shoe brands, Clarks, is offering special discounts to nurses, teachers, military, police, and first responders.
Puma is also offering 20% for nurses and first responders.
If you’re looking for new scrubs or even a stethoscope, Medelita is offering a 25% discount for president’s day.
For the Great Outdoors
Carhartt offers a 10% discount to first responders, and nurses for their apparel which includes winter coats, bibs, boots, and surprisingly scrubs as well.
For nurses in the coldest of climates, this brand has everything you might need to be warm and be active. Outdoor Research is offering a one-time 50% discount to nurses.
When you’re not working, you still want to be comfortable and feel good. Here are several great clothing brands that have discounts for nurses.
Vineyard Vines offers medical professionals a 15% discount on everything.
Levi’s is offering 25% off their apparel for medical professionals.
Madewell offers 15% off not only online purchases but in-store as well for medical professionals.
Lululemon is offering 25% off for healthcare workers in North America.
Rothy’s offer for medical professionals: “This year, we’re offering four codes for 20% off on select styles and colors. Each exclusive 20% off code can be used one time, and you will need to reverify to claim each code. This offer expires on December 31, 2021.”
When You’re Hungry
The discounts aren’t just limited to covering yourself! When you’re hungry, check out these deals. (In addition to these listed here, you may find some of your local restaurants offering discounts for healthcare workers as well.)
Home Chef meal delivery service offers a discount to hospital employees and nurses.
Hello Fresh meal delivery service is offering healthcare heroes 50% off their first meal box, and 15% off all subsequent boxes for the next year.
Mrs. Fields is offering 25% off their medical heroes collection.
Sonos offers 15% off for healthcare workers on their home theater products.
Samsung has more than sleek smartphones to offer, including household appliances, monitors, and accessories. They’re offering discounts of up to 30% for medical professionals.
Therabody “is a huge supporter of our military, veterans, medical professionals, and first responders and we are pleased to offer a special discount of 20% off any regularly priced Theragun device or TheraOne CBD product.”
Bose offers discounts to medical professionals on orders of $199 or higher.
Tuft & Needle has award-winning mattresses, bedding, and furniture. Healthcare professionals can receive a 15% discount.
Puffy mattresses and bedding products could help you sleep better. Healthcare professionals get $375 off purchase plus a free pillow.
Purple cushions, mattresses, and pet beds are available at a 10% discount for healthcare professionals.
Smartphone Apps to Help Nurses
In addition to top discounts for nurses, we’ve found some great smartphone apps that just might make your work life easier. Many of these great apps are free to download and will be a boon to you while you manage another year in this heroic profession.
This app is a platform for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants who are looking for per diem shifts. Once licenses and certifications are verified, nurses can browse the hundreds of PRN shifts available at medical facilities near their location. The app is available for both IOS, Android.
This app provides you with information about each drug including interactions, clinical guidelines, and a “Pill ID” feature. Helpful for nursing students preparing for exams, and helping nurses avoid mistakes. This app is available for both IOS, Android, and has a free version as well as a premium paid subscription with a 14-day free trial.
This free app was developed by the UNC School of Medicine and focuses on helping healthcare workers track their mental health and locate resources. The app is available for both IOS, Android.
This app will help you prepare for the NCLEX RN exam by providing you with practice tests and detailed responses for when you answer incorrectly to help you learn what you’ve missed. The app is available for both IOS, Android and there is a free version, albeit with in-app purchases.
This scheduling app will let you sync your work schedule to your personal calendars, and see who is available to swap shifts with when the need arises. The app is available for both IOS, Android and is free to download.
Immensely helpful for nurses who are helping out with pediatric patients in emergency situations, this app provides medication dosage charts and equipment sizing broken down by age and weight. It also provides resources specific to working with young patients. The app is available for both IOS, Android and costs $4.99 to download.
In addition to these great discounts and smartphone apps listed here, check with your recruiter. They may have additional insights for you specific to your next travel nursing location.