Happy Nurses Week!

To celebrate all of the hard-working nurses in our communities, Hondros College of Nursing is sponsoring several nurse appreciation activities.

We've also compiled a list of discounts and freebies for nurses. Check it out!


Toledo Mud Hens National Nurses Week games presented by Hondros College of Nursing

HCN will be the Presenting Sponsor of each of these 3 home games. All games are played at Fifth Third Field Toledo and you can watch on MiLB.TV.

Friday, May 6 at 7:05

First Pitch: Hondros Nursing Advisory Board Member, Kingston Healthcare, Mrs. Teri Tomase, RN

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” 7th Inning Stretch Singers: Hondros Faculty and Students


Saturday, May 7 at 5:05

First Pitch: Hondros Nursing Advisory Board Member, Acting CNO of University of Toledo Medical Center, & U.S. Veteran Mr. Todd Stec, RN

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame” 7th Inning Stretch Singers: Hondros Faculty and Students


Sunday, May 8 at 2:05 (Kids run the bases promotion)

First Pitch: Scott Kobylak, RN – McLaren St. Lukes E.R. Nursing Supervisor

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” 7th Inning Stretch Singers: Hondros Faculty and Students


Akron WQMX Healthcare Heroes

WQMX wants to highlight the amazing, hardworking Healthcare Heroes in our community each weekday in May! 

Nominate a local Healthcare Hero in your life below - or yourself! We are talking about doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants, lab techs, respiratory therapists, every and any one in the healthcare field.

Each weekday morning at 7:10am, Scott and Sarah will highlight a different Hero on-air and on Facebook, and they will receive a $25 Circle K gift card to help stay fueled up!

Nominate a local Healthcare Hero


Columbus Area Treat Truck Stops with Sunny 95 Radio

Monday, May 2nd

-Darby Glenn (4787 Tremont Club Drive, Hilliard, 43026) 11am-12noon

-Trueman Pointe (4660 Trueman Blvd, Hilliard, 43026) 12:30pm-1:30pm

-McNaughten Pointe (1425 Yorkland Road, Columbus, 43232) 2pm-3pm


Friday, May 6th

-The Laurels of Walden Park (5700 Karl Rd, Columbus, OH 43229) 11am-11:45am

-Westerville Campus 12noon-1pm

-The Laurels of Norworth (6830 High St, Worthington, OH 43085) 1:30pm-2:30pm

-The Laurels of Worthington (1030 High St, Worthington, OH 43085) 2:45pm-3:45pm

National Nurses Week 2022 discounts and freebies

  • Applebee’s Grill & Bar - Applebee's has drink specials.
  • Auntie Anne’s - Free pretzels at Auntie Anne’s for frontline workers.
  • Checker’s and Rally’s - show up in your uniform at any Checkers or Rally’s restaurants and get a free meal!
  • Chic-fil-A - It is recommended that you check with your local restaurant to be sure. Or, check their website. Because, many offer great National Nurses Week Freebies. For most restaurants, healthcare professionals will need to show their work ID to get Nurses Week Freebies at Chick-fil-A.
  • Chipotle - Starting May 6, which is National Nurses Day during Nurses Appreciation Week, fans can tag a healthcare hero that has made a positive impact on their life or their community and leave a comment about their incredible efforts in a post on Chipotle’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels. Then starting the week of May 9, Chipotle will randomly select 2,000 medical professionals who were tagged and give them free Chipotle for a year.
  • Cinema Cafe - Each year, Cinema Cafe offers free popcorn for nurses with valid ID
  • Cinnabon - participating Cinnabon Bakeries will offer a choice of a free Cinnabon® Classic Cinnamon Roll, MiniBon®, or 4-count BonBites™ when nurses show their healthcare ID badge.
  • Circle K - Circle K is giving away free coffee, tea or polar pop drinks to frontline workers.
  • Corner Bakery Cafe - From May 4 through May 8, nurses and health care pros can score free coffee at Corner Bakery.
  • Culver’s - Culvers has restaurants throughout the central United States. You can find a Culvers location on their website. However, Each Culver’s is independently operated and makes its own decisions about which special deals to offer. Feel free to reach out to your local Culver’s to see if they are participating.
  • Dog Haus - On May 6, anyone can grab a Haus dog for takeout, curbside pickup and to-go orders and they’ll donate $1 to The American Nurses Foundation.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts - Participating locations are offering a free 16 0z. Dunkin’ Dark Roast iced or hot coffee & donut, May 6-12, between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. with a valid health care ID. 
  • Duck Donuts - offering a 20% discount to all healthcare professionals, valid May 6-10.
  • Freebirds World Burrito  Freebirds World Burrito locations have offered a $10 Taco Bar all week for Nurse’s week.
  • Häagen-Dazs - Typically May 12, is Häagen-Dazs’ Free Cone Day 2022 which is right at the end of Nurse’s week this year. But, you don’t have to be a nurse to take advantage of this freebie! Head on over and grab your free ice cream cone for everyone!
  • Hooter’s - healthcare workers can enjoy 20% off their bill at Hooters during National Nurse’s week and until further notice.
  • Jet’s Pizza - Nurses and all healthcare workers, use promo code BADGE on May 6, for 30% off pizzas. Get your valid ID ready, because they’ll require it when they deliver or you pick up.
  • 1-800-Flowers - Save up to 50% on floral deliveries through the end of June.
  • AAA - is offering free roadside assistance to any frontline worker or healthcare professional!.
  • BikeBerry is offering 10% off to first responders, healthcare professionals, military and travel personnel through the end of 2022.
  • Crocs - Crocs is proud to offer 15% off all full-priced styles to healthcare workers.
  • Hilton Hotels is offering 1 million free rooms for healthcare workers.
  • LoveSac - At Lovesac, we're committed to supporting the men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping others. As our way of saying thank you, we are giving Healthcare Workers, First Responders, Military Personnel, and Teachers 25% Off. Apply for the discount below through SheerID™.
  • Nursedeals.com Up to 60% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders over $99.
  • Salus Medical Uniforms– BOGO 40% off plus ships free $49. Use code: NursesWeek
  • Samsung - is offering 30% off purchases for first responders.
  • WGU – Western Governors University has scholarships available and no-fee application during nurses week for additional schooling.
  • CNA practice test – Find it free here!.
  • RN.com – No coupon code needed.  Get professional nursing topics starting at just $10.
  • Skyscape – Skyscape offers more than 80 mobile medical apps that help nurses and nursing students save time, be more confident in their clinical decisions and educate patients.