26 Best Gifts For Nursing Students: Show Appreciation For Their Work

Nursing is one of the noblest, most selfless professions globally, and nursing students go through a grueling program to achieve their degrees. 

If you have a nursing student in your family or group of friends, they deserve some recognition.

Let your beloved nursing student friend or family member know how proud you are of who they are becoming with one of these thoughtful gifts for nursing students.

Surgical Instrumentation Flashcards

If there’s one thing every nursing student knows, it’s that flashcards are their best friend. 

With thousands of technical, anatomical, and surgical vocabulary words to learn, flashcards are the most efficient and convenient way to memorize and keep track of it all. 

This deck of 300 flashcards provides detailed explanations, definitions, and even diagrams so nursing students can achieve a visual and verbal understanding of every word.

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Nursing Student Themed Graduation T-Shirt

Becoming a nurse is no small potatoes. After hours of hard work in the classroom and on the floor, nursing students deserve some recognition. 

This silly nursing student-themed shirt says, “Look at Me. Becoming a Nurse and Shit.”

It’s a silly reminder that they’re on their way to heroic heights but should still have a sense of humor about the grueling process.

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Nursing Student Pendant

This classy stainless-steel pendant states “nurse in progress” is the perfect motivational gift for nursing students as they make their way through nursing school. 

They can attach it to their keychain, backpack, or book bag as a daily reminder to keep up the excellent work.

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Syringe-Shaped Pens and Highlighters

This clever set of highlighters and ballpoint pens in the shape of syringes are a fun way to help your favorite nursing student study. 

The colors are warm and varied, and the syringe shape couldn’t be more poignant. 

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Novelty Medical Socks

With basic nursing scrubs tending to be one uniform color, these socks offer that particular nursing student in your life the chance to spice up their outfit and show their personality. 

This pair of colorful pink socks with blue accents full of medical paraphernalia is a great addition to spice up an otherwise plain wardrobe. 

Both nurses and their patients will be happy to see them popping out from behind those scrubs. 

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Infinity Collection Nurse Keychain

Give that unique nursing student in your life a gift that shows how proud you are of the path she has taken. 

This pendant consists of the classic medical double-snake symbol enclosed in the letters RN accompanied by a double pendant stating, “She believed she could, so she did.” 

It sounds simple, but completing nursing school takes an iron will that takes this statement to the next level and underscores their accomplishment. It’s the perfect graduation present.

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Notes of the Buddha Sticky Notes Booklet

With a long and busy schedule, it’s easy for a nursing student to lose track of time, important dates, and pending tasks. 

Why not help them stay mindful with these sticky notes in the shape of Buddha? He is the master of mindfulness, after all. This booklet is full of buddha-shaped as well as color-coordinated strips of sticky notes.

Plus, the third set of standard notecard stickies helps nursing students organize their thoughts, feelings, and schedules.

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Dry-Erase Lap Boards

Far more efficient and eco-friendly than paper, these dry erase boards are an excellent gift to aid in a nursing student’s endless studying sessions. 

This set of 12 reusable, portable, single-sided dry-erase boards is perfect for a group studying session. A nursing student with a set of these in tow will be her peers’ favorite study buddy. 

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Funny “Do Not Disturb” Door Accessory

Do Not Disturb signs aren’t just for hotel guests; nursing students need them, too! This silly sign gets the point across pretty well with the more specific command of “Shhh…I’m studying.” 

Perhaps if others knew why not disturbing and keeping it down, they’d be more inclined to oblige! 

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Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book

This artistic and creative coloring book makes it fun to study anatomy and physiology.

 Nursing students can explore a bit of artistic freedom as they color coordinate bones, muscles, and organs. 

This coloring book has over 300 images to color and label, giving students a much-needed creative reprieve from dense medical texts. 

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Rocketbook Pack of 3 Smart Notebooks

This set of three smart notebooks are the only notebooks a nursing student will ever need, as they are 100% reusable. 

You can jot down notes all day, week, or month, then scan all the notes onto your smartphone, erase all the previous notes with a damp cloth, and the cycle repeats itself. Brilliant!

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Therapy Dough Stress Reliever Putty

This dough goes a step further than your average stress-ball. Not only can you squeeze it and poke it to your heart’s content, but it also emits a relaxing scent to ease your nerves further. 

You can choose between numerous different aromatic scents including, spa, ocean, surf, sun, and citrus, to name a few. 

These sunny-scented stress putties are sure to become a nursing student’s most prized possession as they deal with the rigors of nursing school.

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LapGear Designer Lap Desk

Sometimes you want to ditch the hard chair and desk for the comfort of your bed or sofa while you study. 

In that case, this designer lap desk is the ultimate accessory to help you study while you lounge.

Its comfortable pillow bottom feels light and soft on your lap, and the sturdy desk surface has a ledge to steady a laptop as well as a smartphone holder. With this lap desk, you’re all set!

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Graduation Gift: Nurse to be Bracelet

This incredibly thoughtful and articulate gift package comes with a delicately understated bracelet with silver and gold intertwined heart pendants.

The bracelet comes along with a beautifully written, personalized note card and gift box.

This is a one-stop-shop kind of gift that has every angle covered, and the message on the notecard couldn’t be more well-thought-out and heartfelt. 

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Nurse Nation 30-Card Nursing Badge Set

Even the most seasoned nurses will need a set of these detailed nursing badge cards.

The cards come with countless sets of invaluable information on prescription medicine, patient assessment, blood drawing procedures, and many other topics.

There are six main categories for each set of topics, so no matter which medical specialty a nursing student is focusing on, they are sure to find this set helpful. 

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What it Means to Be a Nurse Book

This funny yet true testament of what it means to be a nurse will be the star of your favorite nursing student’s coffee table collection. 

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Timex Ironman Classic Wristwatch

While this may seem like a general present, you may not realize how often nurses use their watches. 

This state-of-the-art wristwatch will be as necessary an accessory as their stethoscope. 

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Croc’s Women’s LiteRide Pacer Sneakers

Knowledgeable nurses know the importance of comfortable shoes, so giving the gift of ultimate comfort and agility in footwear is the best way to support your favorite nurse… Literally!

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Crocs Unisex Tie-Dye Clog

Clogs aren’t just for gardening! They are the perfect footwear for nurses, offering support and mobility with their lightweight, soft material. 

Plus, with a groovy tie-dye pattern, it’s the perfect combo of funky and comfy.

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Nursing-Themed License Plate Frame

This silly license plate frame is a classy reminder to the car behind a nurse that they better play nice to earn their good graces. 

You don’t want to get on a nurse’s bad side; you might need her someday!

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Nurse Keychain Wallet Bracelet

This cute keychain and bracelet with a wallet attached with a cute little saying on it that will brighten any nurse’s day, not to mention an ID window for her nurse’s badge.

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Magnet Giftset for Nurses

This set of four colorful and fun nursing magnets replete with creative images and silly sayings is sure to be a hit. They’ll be front and center on your favorite nurse’s fridge.

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Heartbeat Infinity Cross Anchor Nurses Necklace

This beautiful sterling silver necklace seamlessly combines the artistic and technical versions of a heart united by a sparkling infinity symbol is a beautiful piece for any nurse to wear over their own heart. 

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Peace Love and Nursing Tote Bag and Tumbler

This tote bag and tumbler combo come with plenty of compartments to carry everything your favorite nursing student needs to make their rounds.

They can fill it with notebooks, books, snacks, a change of clothes, medical supplies, and the accompanying insulated tumbler filled with coffee to get them through a long day. 

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Laptop Backpack

It doesn’t get more pro than this multi-compartment laptop backpack! 

Your favorite nursing student can fit everything they could need for the day all in one compact, intelligently compartmentalized package. 

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Graduation Compass Necklace

Give your favorite nursing student this elegant symbol of orientation so that they won’t lose sight of their goals and the reason they embarked on their journey to be a nurse.

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