My Favorite Graduation Gifts for Nursing Students

Unique & Thoughtful Graduation Gifts for Nursing Students

I’m sure you are proud of your nursing student’s graduation! Celebrate by giving them the perfect gift… It could be a practical gift that a new Nurse would likely need and use every day! Or it could be something lavish, like a gift card to dinner or the spa… Or a beautiful piece of jewelry! If funny is your style, there are sure plenty of those kind of gifts too! I hope you’ll find the perfect gift here, or at least get a good idea or two ūüôā These suggestions come from nursing students, RNs, and others who have some clever ideas.

Unique Medical Themed Pen РGreat Graduation Gift for Nursing Students! РThis pen has a Caduceus on the clip.  At under $20, this pen is affordable, yet very elegant and classy. I think it would make a nice gift for a new nurse.

Clip-on Watch for Nurses and Doctors – Recommended by a Nurse! ¬†Although watches are a neccesity for nurses, a wrist watch isn’t always the best idea. It can be in the way when washing hands and it can be unsanitary. A nice alternative is a pocket watch or a watch like this one that can be clipped on to your clothes. This one also has military time, which can come in handy! Sometimes military time is used in medical settings to avoid confusions with AM/PM.

Traditional Wrist Watch for Nurses.  This affordable watch is both stylish and practical. It has the date and a sweeping second hand. Many positive customer reviews on Amazon!

Nurses Make a Difference Plaque

Nurse Charm Bracelet РPretty, fun jewelry item.  This has lots of positive reviews by people who bought it was a gift for a nurse.

A Great Gift for the new Nurse! – Described as “Best Lunch Bag Ever.” ¬†Nurses can save money by bringing their lunch to work. This lunch bag has rave reviews. Not only is this very well insulated, but it also comes with mini salt and pepper shakers, silverwear, and a cloth napkin!

Heartbeat Socks for Her – One of a kind item you won’t find in stores! ¬†These are a popular gift idea! They have over 70 reviews and many people have bought them as presents.

Nurse Wine Holder – Unique Gift for the New Nurse This wine caddy looks like a nurse statue! It holds one bottle of wine. It would make a great decoration for the home or office.

This wine caddy looks like a nurse statue! It holds one bottle of wine. It is handcrafted in Germany out of Recycled Steel and Copper. It would make a great decoration for the home or office.

Cute Nurse’s Tote Bag – Nurses Always Having Something to Carry… Why not carry it in style?

Beautiful RN Jewelry

One of my favorite gift ideas for the Registered Nurse! Classic gold RN and caduceus pendant. Great medical charm for a necklace.

Classic gold RN and caduceus pendant. Great medical charm for a necklace.

Buy a High Quality Stethoscope as a Gift! – If your nursing student has been using a cheaper model, it might be time to upgrade. ¬†The quality of a stethoscope can make a great difference in what you can hear. This one allows you to hear the nuances of the heart and lungs, while blocking out much of the environmental noises that you don’t want to hear. Reviewers rave about its excellent acoustics, and it seems that the extra cost is well worth it.

Gift Idea for Nurses who Love Cats – Cats Dress up as a Nurse for this Beach Towel

Help them prepare for the NCLEX licensing test!   Nursing students are advised to take the test within 1 month of graduating. This is an up-to-date book, sure to help with preparing for the test! Another idea is to pay for a prep course.

This is an up-to-date book, sure to help with preparing for the test! Another idea is to pay for a prep course.

Book of Short Stories…. Great present for people who love to read! ¬†Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books always have memorable stories! Short stories are great because you don’t have to remember the plot or characters. Sometimes when your life is busy, reading a story when you have the time is easier than a whole novel!

A Funny Gift for those with a sense of humor!  Violators get an unusual punishment! Wrap this present up, or simply post it in their driveway for a nice graduation surprise!

More Ideas for the Perfect Graduation Gift:

  • Gift card to a Medical Supply Store or Uniform Store
  • Gift card to a Salon
  • Cash (Put it in a nice box or card.)
  • Dinner at a Fancy Restaurant

Where I got some of my ideas from….

I had to do some research for this gift guide! I pride myself in giving useful, practical, and interesting gift suggestions. I can’t link to every possible idea on this page, but I’ve tried to pick out the best. Here are some of the advice I read in putting together this guide: