Best gifts for nursing school students: Nursing school is HORRIBLE. These are some of the very best gifts for a nursing student. Either way, getting a gift for a nurse student that they will love is a HUGE boon to what can be a REALLY hard time!
FYI, his is part of my Gift Ideas for Families Series << that post has TONS of gift ideas for everyone on your list!
I make no secret of the fact that I thought nursing school was one of the darkest periods of my life. It is an insane degree that can really make ladies suffer. Here are my top gifts for nursing students
Before you get a gift for a nurse student:
Double-check what they can wear and use. Some schools have a strict dress code, or supplies students have to use. Just something to be mindful of. 🙂
Gifts for Nursing Students
Shoes for nursing students
I also used to wear Nurse Mates and loved them. So, they may need to try a few styles before they find their favorite.
**A note on shoe finishing: A lot of clogs come in a “patent” finish. I find that tears away pretty easily and doesn’t wear as well as I’d hoped. I like the look, but I steer clear of it anymore.
Clothes for Nursing Students
**Before you buy — make sure that you check what they are able to wear, and if they have to wear special patches (we did). Hence, I only had 2 pairs because the patches were pretty pricey as well as the scrubs. BUT, that being said, these are probably the most popular kind.
Supplies for Nursing Students:
The #1 tool a nurse always has around her neck is a stethoscope. I have used a Litman my entire career. It’s held up well and I think they do a good job.
Good nurses (aka, not me anymore) carry around a hemostat and scissors. They are incredibly helpful to have on your person. I used to carry them until a doctor stole them one day. Yup, I’m still mad. I like that the ones I linked to aren’t going to get sent to sterile processing — they’ll remember they are yours. 🙂
While I don’t wear one of these, you can guess that it comes in handy (and I see most ICU and ER nurses have them on).
Other ideas for nursing students:
Ink Cartridges: You spend SO much time printing and working on papers, it is insane. Ink is always welcome. 🙂
Gift Cards: It can be hard to find time to work when you’re in nursing school (ours recommended you not work, although I ignored it).
A fun activity on a break: You cling to school breaks like an oasis in nursing school. For me, I didn’t have many finals, so I had a good 3 weeks off between semesters, which was always awesome.
Best Gift for Nursing Students
Just feel for them. It is a rough, rough degree. Offer to bring them dinner as they head into finals, or give them a gift card to eat on campus (or at the hospital cafeteria).
And just acknowledge it will be worth it in the end!
Either way, words of encouragement that they can do it and that it will be worth it are priceless.
Be sure to check out my post all about nursing school to see what they’re going through!