Graduation Gift Ideas Please

  1. My SIL is Graduating next week. I am looking for a practical gift idea. She is going to be a RN and we are going to the pinning ceremony. Her Mom is getting her a stethoscope and shoes. I need some clever ideas. Let me know what you appreciated getting when your first started.

    Thanks in advance

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  3. by   susanmary
    Gift certificate to nursing store; scrubsets; waterproof watch with standard and military time; tote bag -- can fill with goodies such as miniflashlight, umbrella, etc; nursing clipboard with calculator. Check out the JASCO website. Your a thoughtful SIL.
  4. by   nightingale
    A gift certificate at a book store or web book store. :-)
  5. by   l-andre
    I received an anatomy Atlas (by Netter, it's the best) and a medical dictionnary that I both still use very often ... and I graduated 11 years ago.

    Originally posted by l-andre
    a medical dictionnary
    Ditto. My Thaber's is my bible. WONDERFUL idea!

    What a wonderful sister in law you are!

  7. by   TracyB,RN
    I love my clipboard with attached calculator.
    Gift certs for uniform shop, blood pressure cuff with carrying case, a pack of black ink pens. I hate the "pen on a string." I always end up with ink all over my shirt, or they just don't write very well.
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
  9. by   SICU Queen
    How about an IV drug book? There's one by Gahart that I LOVE. It's invaluable... but be sure to get the one by GAHART. There is NO SUBSTITUTE!

    Also, an ER/Critical Care Checkmate is really nice. They come with a calculator, and have all kinds of info about drugs and drips, ACLS algorithms, etc. You don't have to work Critical Care or ER to use one of these...
  10. by   Fgr8Out
    All of the aforementioned ideas are WONDERFUL!!

    After all the hard work, studying, STRESS of Nursing School... how about a Gift Certificate for a night out or a massage??

    ::wistful sigh::

  11. by   Stargazer
    Oooh, good one. A massage or a full-service pedicure. After years of being a student, she'd probably have a hard time spending money so "frivolously" on herself, but what a great gift!
  12. by   Q.
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER

    Ditto. My Thaber's is my bible.
    Heather...I'm sorry but I GOTTA tease you on this.

    Thabers? As in Thapler? (From Office Space)

    Or do you mean Taber's?
  13. by   Paprikat
    I cherish my cadeuces charm that I got from my parents. I also bought my RN grad friend a nice pin watch with Laura, RN engraved on it.
  14. by   Tookie
    My parents bought me a cape- 3/4 length blue one side and red the other with my hospital badge on - that gives you the indication tghat is was many years ago - dosnt it (30 odd)
    Another keeepsake suggestion is - a bear dressed as a graduate that is smoth material and then is signed by all her fellow students or all her family on graduation - (and the appropraite pen of course)