Graduation gift for new nurse - page 2

My daughter is graduating from nursing school next month. Any unique ideas for a gift? She has requested a PDA, and I will probably get her one, but other family members keep asking me for ideas... Read More

  1. by   TrudyRN
    If she doesn't have a good stethoscope, she would probably appreciate having one, especially if she is interested in Cardiology.

    I agree about things like a good pair of work shoes, scrubs, and other things that are not work-related, such as a massage, a manicure and pedicure, facial, all the wonderful pampering that we all just love to have.

    On the practical side, she could perhaps use a clipboard that has a little calculator attached to it and some pens with red and black ink.

    She will need a little insulated bag to carry snacks and lunch, such as yogurt or a sandwich and fruit. She could probably use a water bottle,
    too - one that has a top that she doesn't have to remove to take a drink.

    Congratulations!!
  2. by   AllisonRN
    One of my favorite gifts was a Cross pen with my name and RN engraved on it. Things Remembered also has a nice "RN" emblem Cross pen that can be engraved.

    Congrats to you and your new nurse!
  3. by   RN28MD
    I would say. gift certificate for the website www.skyscapes.com for all the software she will want to buy for her new PDA. THey can run from 50$ and up. My husband got me a PDA when I graduated and it was the best. I was limited on the software to buy do to money.
    Congrats
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Gift certs to her favorite restaurant!
  5. by   meownsmile
    Hallmark have these cute little nurse statuettes. They are personal and very nice for new graduates. Some are precious moments, some are the bear figurines. Also a nice gold necklace with the RN symbol on it is nice for a new grad.
  6. by   LPN_mn
    The most memorable and best loved gift I received is my Florence Nightengale lamp. My husband and children bought it for me and it has a little candle in it. It looks just like the one we used at our graduation. I also love my Littman stethescope.
  7. by   st4304
    Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions! In fact many of them sounded pretty darn good for gifts for old and tired nurses like me (especially the foot massage and spa.............aaaaaaah.)

    Anyway, again thank you and I just want to say one more thing -- I am so proud of my daughter I could just burst! And I am pretty sure I will cry during the entire ceremony -- my baby a college graduate and a nurse to boot!

    Sherri
  8. by   allantiques4me
    I think you should get her a fanny pack and fill it with things shell need for her pt. assessments such as stethecope,pen light,watch with second hand,ink pens ect..I know i use these items alot while Im at work.
  9. by   allantiques4me
    I think you should get her a white fanny pack and fill it with things shell need for her pt. assessments such as stethecope,pen light,watch with second hand,ink pens scissors,hand sanitizer, ect..I know i use these items alot while Im at work.
  10. by   P_RN
    My country aunt and uncle got me some stationary with my name and RN. Just 25 folded notes, and probably back then cost $5.00 or so. I still have one with my graduation invitation and my cap and robe.
  11. by   just1
    How about a nice stethoscope or a watch with a second hand?
  12. by   1adb10
    A Littman or NCLEX review course!!
  13. by   1adb10
    Also Congratulations to your daughter.. I know you are very proud!!

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