Ideas Needed

  1. Ok... I am secretary and helping with the fundraising in our Local SNA chapter..

    I am going to do a Back-to-School basket and raffle it off for our first SNA meeting.... We start on August 18th... First meeting is the 25th, so I will have over to get "rafflers"

    I need help coming up with what all to go into it..... This is what I have so far...

    Black/Blue Ink Pens
    Index Cards
    mini stapler and staples
    Post it Notes and tabs
    Pocket folders
    Small pocket size note pad

    What else???? And what should I use to put it in?? Just a regular basket or something more school related?

    Thanks for any help
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  3. by   memphispanda
    Put it in a backpack! That would be really cute!

    How about:
    3 hole punch--the binder type
    calculator/or clipboard with built-in calculator
    Multicolor Sharpies
  4. by   essarge
    Clear report covers are always useful
  5. by   essarge
    Oh! And how about a nursing diagnosis book, perhaps carpenito or another that may help with nursing care plans.
  6. by   fnimat1
    How about putting in a book that applies to nursing "Chicken Soup For The Nurse's Soul",etc. and some know how much he/she will be washing her The bookbag idea is great...but if you should choose to do it in a basket...make sure it's a basket that he/she can use again at home...and for the cellophane, shredding and bows...put them in the school colors. HTH

    Fatima (can you tell how much I want to be a nursing
  7. by   dianacs
    Snacks or hot chocolate mix are always popular. (With me, anyway lol). Or perhaps a gift certificate to a local uniform store. Even a small one could go towards a stethoscope tag or one of those cool clipboards or something like that.
  8. by   debralynn

    You can also get a PDR for around $7.00. I found it helpful to have several different PDR's because of the different info that was in them on same drugs.

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  9. by   LynnZ
    Backpack is good, but I am working at the hospital this summer and a patient made me a lined bag with pockets inside it and embroidered my name on the has been so nice to have! Then save the money for the things inside. How about a watch on a lanyard? I went through 6 wristwatches before I got this. All the handwashing ruins the wrist watches or ruins my wrist. Really good quality soaps. I like the small rings that hold about 50 little notecards (about 1" x 2") to put terms and definitions on. You can bring them along to study anywhere.
  10. by   gwenith
    Examination survival pack!!!

    I small pack chamomile tea - to calm nerves
    Some Lavender - to reduce stress
    An aromatherapy candle for "inspiration"

    and finally

    A huge block of chocolate and a big bottle of coffee!