Graduation gift? - page 2

This is a little off topic but I can't think of a better place to ask. My sister is graduating from nursing school this Thursday. I would like to get her a practical gift. Preferably something... Read More

  1. by   alicec1
    Thank you for all your responses. I have a new question. I've noticed that many of you have suggested a stethoscope. She has one that she has used through clinicals. Am I to assume that you can never have too many stethoscopes? If so then what are the better brands? Is there something I should look for?
    Thanks again.
  2. by   alicec1
    OH, and can stethoscopes be personalized in any way?
  3. by   Ortho_RN
    Yes... Littman Stethoscopes I know can be personalized with their name..... Which is a good thing, cause people like to walk away with stethoscopes.
  4. by   P_RN
    No one ever has too many steth. 'cause the interns, residents and docs walk away with them. Littman would be my endorsement. Card 3
  5. by   nimbex
    Scissors, clamps, pocket reference.... support hose :=), stethescope cover
  6. by   New CCU RN
    Any of the named above.... my mom did a grab bag thing filled with tons of little nursing trinkets... it was very cute and I used alot of them..

    I don't know how much money you are planning to spend, but one thing I really liked was a figurine my fiance got me. It is a Precious Moment's nurse. Very cute.

    The stethoscope is also great, maybe a palm, but I'd let her pick the references, ya know?

    Or some type of pretty RN jewelery.

    Congrats to your sis!
    tell your sister congrats & welcome to nursing !

    why not give her something practical that she will definitely use like a new littmann stethoscope...maybe a cardiology ii or iii model? your sis will appreicate the quality with a nicer'd be surprise the difference in the depth between a nice stethoscope and a lower scale model.

    and, just think, everytime she uses it, she will have a connection with you! here's their website link:


    hope this helps some ~ :hatparty:

    Last edit by SKM-NURSIEPOOH on Apr 8, '03
  8. by   RNforLongTime
    Originally posted by karoline
    I like the spa idea. Money always spends so if you want to be practical that is the best choice - IMO.
    I agree! I got a spa gift cert for Christmas that I haven't used YET! She deserves some pampering after the tough years in Nursing School!
  9. by   NICU_Nurse
    Could you tell us what area she'll be practicing in? It might help us tailor suggestions to her (ie, adult or peds? critical or floor? etc.). Honestly, I wouldn't get a stethoscope unless I knew which floor she was working on. They're all so different and people always tend to have a personal preference. :>) If you let us know where she's going maybe someone can suggest a scope that would be appropriate for that unit.