At Wambi, we celebrate the nursing workforce 365 days of the year.

#NursingExcellence #ThankANurse

Every day, nurses across the country go above and beyond the call of duty, providing compassionate, exceptional care in the face of adversity and uncertainty. The beautiful and inspiring collection of gratitude shared each day on the Wambi recognition platform demonstrates the vital necessity of nurses to our communities.


This year’s National Nurses Week theme is You Make a Difference. At Wambi, we are proud to shine a light on meaningful moments and show nurses every day that they make a difference in the lives of so many individuals.


In honor of all nurses, we’d like to invite you to join our celebration of uplifting and recognizing the essential contributions of nurses nationwide.

In 2021, Wambi launched the annual Nurse of the Year Award to shine a light on the outstanding nurses we support at Wambi nationwide. 


Users of the Wambi platform are encouraged to nominate a nurse who they believe embodies one of Wambi’s core values: Gratitude, Compassion, Joy, Imagination, and Fearlessness. The purpose of the annual initiative is to promote nurse recognition, build a culture of gratitude, and inspire feelings of teamwork and belonging. 

Congratulations to our 2022 Wambi Nurse of the Year and Honorable Mentions

Jodi Linzmeier, Wambi Nurse of the Year

Jodi Linzmeier – Wambi Nurse of the Year
Marshfield Clinic Health System

Compassion, Oliver Santos

Oliver Santos – Honorable Mention
University of Miami’s UHealth

Marquis Warren – Honorable Mention
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital

Mandy Coleman – Honorable Mention
Hackensack Meridian Health

Kristin Hoffman – Honorable Mention
Kaiser Permanente San Jose

Angela Luotonen – Honorable Mention
Methodist Hospital of Southern California

Share Your Gratitude

Share thanks with a hand-written card

Post on social media to engage and inspire

Spread joy with email and newsletter graphics


Provide support for your teams, spread joy, and celebrate nurses! Share these resources with colleagues, friends, and anyone in your network. 

Moments Move Us

During a Moments Move Us episode, Betty Jo Rocchio, SVP and Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy shares recommendations for creating a better work environment to provides nurses the work-life balance they need.

Gift Ideas for Nurses

Need a way to show your thanks? Lean into the love language of gift giving to share your appreciation for a nurse that has made a difference in your life!

Freebies and Discounts for Nurses Week

Partners and retailers are showering nurses with discounts, free gifts, and other goodies. Check out the discounts and promotions we’ve discovered.

Nursing Mental Health Services and Solutions

Explore tools and apps to support the mental health and resilience of all nurses thanks to our friends from American Nurses Association\California.

Celebrate nurses during video calls with Wambi backgrounds

Our Partnership with BALA Footwear

We are excited to partner with BALA Footwear who makes performance footwear for healthcare professionals. Since launching in January 2021, over 50K healthcare professionals have chosen BALA Twelves for their shifts because of their fluid resistant and easy to clean upper, supportive insoles, and great design.


Now, two lucky Wambi users will have the opportunity to experience the joy of BALA Footwear. Because the Wambi platform reinforces that sharing gratitude is equally as important as receiving recognition, both the 2022 Nurse of the Year and the individual who sends the winning nomination will be awarded prizes from BALA!

Being a nurse requires that we fulfill many roles for the well-being of our patients. We provide the hand to hold, the shoulder to cry on, the ears to listen, and the smile behind the mask! Nursing will never just be a job, it’s a calling.

— Eileen Kuester,  2021 Wambi Nurse of the Year

Want To Shine A Light On Your Nurses?

Invest in your people to improve employee retention and patient satisfaction. The more emphasis the healthcare industry places on emotional health and well-being, the more you’ll see a thriving, inspired workplace with strong organizational performance and team effectiveness. Discover how Wambi’s healthcare experience solution supports your patient care and employee engagement strategy.