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Need help with a gift for my wife graduating nursing school

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by retrvrman retrvrman (New Member) New Member

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Howdy all,

I am totally perplexed with what to get my wife for her graduation which is this Friday. After Mothers Day (I did get her flowers, and other stuff), her b-day was on 3 May. So now I am trying to figure out something that would be really special but at the same time practical and not break the bank.

Any suggestions? I did order her a bracelet from Abernook that is for a nurse and I thought was very nice, pretty and practical. However, her graduation is Friday night at 1900hrs. Should me and the kids show up with flowers for her? Anything else? I don't want to overdo it however I am a hopeless romantic and my wife is not....

Greg

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Every nurse needs a reliable watch with a prominent second hand for measuring blood pressure. It's the best gift for a nurse in my humble opinion.

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muffie is a RN and specializes in cardiac med-surg.

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get above watch engraved with her grad date, a scentiment, etc

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KR specializes in ICU, Agency, Travel, Pediatric Home Care, LTAC, Su.

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A good watch with a second hand is a good idea, however we nurses use the second hand to count someone's heart rate not check their blood pressure. What about a nice stethoscope or a carry all bag?

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truern specializes in Telemetry & Obs.

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A good watch with a second hand is a good idea, however we nurses use the second hand to count someone's heart rate not check their blood pressure.

I was wondering..hehe

I second the stethoscope!! Most of the time students have el cheapo to get thru school. She will need a really good one especially if she goes to telemetry, ICU, etc.

Please give her our congratulations!! Oh, and flowers are nice, too!! :)

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Thank you very much for your suggestions. I am thinking about a watch. I didn't think about the carry bag.

On the flowers, what kind of arrangement would y'all suggest for a graduation like nursing school?

Also, I have no idea about stethscopes....what kind? Aren't they expensive? were to go? etc....thanks,

Greg

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WickedRedRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER/Trauma.

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Flowers, well, you can never go wrong with roses IMHO. Several of my classmates families gave them roses after graduation. My hubby gave me a beautiful cross necklace for grad, told me he wanted me to see it whenever I looked in the mirror and be reminded of how proud of me he is.

A stethoscope is a great idea too, Littmans are excellent, but can be $$. I think a stethoscope choice is something personal, you could always get a gift card for a uniform shop locally that carries Littmans so she can pick one she likes?

In any case, congrats to you both!

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ginger58 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Palliative Care, NICU/NNP.

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Packets of dried survival food!

A nice pair of nursing scissors if she doesn't have one, a small hemostat, a lunch bag if she's taking her own food. A supply of bottled water or soda.I realize these are sort of crazy ideas. Congratulations to your wife!

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DanEMT is a ASN, RN and specializes in ED.

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Check allheart you can get her scope personalized (spelling?) they print so and so RN right on the tubing. check out the littman. cardio III. I love mine

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Thank you very much for your suggestions. I am thinking about a watch. I didn't think about the carry bag.

On the flowers, what kind of arrangement would y'all suggest for a graduation like nursing school?

Also, I have no idea about stethscopes....what kind? Aren't they expensive? were to go? etc....thanks,

Greg

A pretty bouquet of her favorite flowers in her favorite color tied with a beautiful ribbon would be sweet.

As you already bought her a pretty bracelet how about a certificate to a spa so she can get some much needed pampering?! Or a certificate to her fave store?! Both are always a nice treat. You are a thoughtful hubby.

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