Gift for a graduating nursing student?
November 14, 2005 6:22 AM   Subscribe

GraduationFilter: The wife is graduating from college this december to be a RN(Registered Nurse). Can i please have some ideas for a very thoughtful gift to give her for graduation? Im looking for something that is unique and thoughtful, not something that is a standard cooking cutter gift. Thanks Everyone!!!
posted by flipmiester99 to Shopping (12 answers total)
Write her a letter. Touch on her accomplishments and big milestones. Talk about how proud you are of her! It's from the heart. I think it's much better than any purchased gift.
posted by @homer at 6:56 AM on November 14, 2005

Get her a monthly massage. That seems to help keep my wife going. If she's going to be working ina hospital or facility, send her flowers at work every once and a while. Flowers on the charge desk make the whole floor a better work enviornment.
If she's doing anything critical or cardiac, a really good stethoscope is a wonderful tool.
posted by tayknight at 7:27 AM on November 14, 2005
Littman makes excellent stethoscopes. I have used mine since 1991.
posted by bratcat at 7:28 AM on November 14, 2005

Giant Microbes!
posted by barnone at 7:35 AM on November 14, 2005

Engraved nurse's timepiece?
posted by fire&wings at 7:48 AM on November 14, 2005

A really nice stethescope tag.
posted by availablelight at 8:51 AM on November 14, 2005

Get her a desk plate with her degree initials.

My Mom got her doctorate a while back and I got her a desk plate that said: Mommy Dearest DEd
posted by UncleHornHead at 9:15 AM on November 14, 2005

What's wrong with a cooking cookie cutter gift for a nurse?
posted by Guy Smiley at 11:27 AM on November 14, 2005

A pendant that says "RN" on a chain is nice. I received a matted "Stamps of Nursing" piece--it was very nice. The idea about massages is great, we tend to get a lot of knots. On second thought, wait to give her the pendant AFTER she passes her boards. Do the massages first.

What area is she planning to work? If you have any more questions, my e-mail is in my profile. Knowing where she plans to work (specialty) might depend on the gift.
posted by 6:1 at 6:09 PM on November 14, 2005

I know someone asked just this question ... about 6 months ago. I know because I got my sister (graduating from RN school) a giant microbe. It was smaller than I thought it would be, but she still liked it. I think.

Check the archives.
posted by Alt F4 at 6:19 PM on November 14, 2005

Here you go. The thread was from April. Not as many answers as I remembered. Anyway, best of luck.
posted by Alt F4 at 6:22 PM on November 14, 2005

I second the Littman stethoscope, especially the Cardio II. It's very practical, and also (incidentally) a bit of a status symbol. But they really are very good and worth the money.

Disclaimer: It's been a while since I've been in that profession, and there may be a new version of Littman that's even better.
posted by kamikazegopher at 8:04 PM on November 14, 2005

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