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8 Perfect Graduation Gifts for a Nurse

Looking for a great graduation gift for a newly minted nurse? We asked a registered nurse to help us identify eight top picks. Her top choices are:

Some of friendship’s strongest bonds are forged in nursing school. Help a new nurse remember where it all started with a graduation, pinning ceremony or group picture.


Start a graduate nurse’s career off on the right track with a quality stethoscope. This model offers a two sided chest piece with customizable options, multiple color and finish choices as well as next gen technology ensuring the tubing lasts without cracking or staining.

Nurse Est 2018 Graduation T-shirt

Nursing school is tough! (as it should be, of course) Celebrate by letting the world know your nurse has graduated. This soft, cotton/poly blend is sure to become ap ost shift favorite. Available in multiple colors for men and women.

Get the shoe experienced nurses swear by, but new nurses hesitate to invest in. With student loans looming, thinking about long term health is usually placed after buying gas and groceries. Save a new nurse’s feet and back by giving the gift of comfort. Available in multiple colors for men and women.

Heartbeat Steel Tumbler

Help your new graduate tell everyone the good news. This 20 oz. insulated stainless steel travel mug comes with personalized engraving. Earning those letters took a lot of work, so let the mug do all the talking. Available in multiple colors, with RN or LPN credential.

Help your new grad start that first shift in style. This embroidered tote can be personalized for your nurse and features a zippered main compartment and mesh water bottle pockets. Especially handy for holding orientation materials, stethoscopes and snacks.


The first days after nursing school can be overwhelming. The responsibilities of nursing are great, so nervous energy is expected from new graduates. Help ease those nerves with stories from those who have been there and learned from their first days. This book offers anecdotes and life lessons learned. An easy and enjoyable read.


Being a nurse has great rewards and great responsibilities. Get your nurse off to a healthy start with a journal to channel the day’s stresses. This refillable leather journal with additional notebook is small enough to carry, or attractive enough to leave on a desk at home.


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