This film…I could watch it over and over again! This is truly a treasure for the nursing profession. In the American Nurse Project, the director, Carolyn Jones, captures the passion of several nurses as she shares their unique stories. This year, at Nursing Management Congress, I actually got to meet Miss Jones, which was such a highlight for me. The book is on my wish list this December – I’ll keep you posted if I receive it! Think about sharing this film with all nurses who are passionate about the care they provide and the people they touch. ">
Theresa Brown, RN, has been a favorite nurse author of mine for a long time. She is a frequent contributor in the New York Times and American Journal of Nursing, and in 2011, wrote Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between. In The Shift, Miss Brown takes the reader through her full 12-hour shift in a busy oncology unit. In addition to learning about the patients she cares for with such knowledge and skill during this shift, what strikes me is how Miss Brown illuminates her decision-making. We know that as nurses, critical thinking comes with experience, yet Miss Brown truly explains how she prioritizes care without the reader even realizing that is what’s happening. Read the book – you’ll see what I mean! This will make a perfect gift for hospital nurses who understand just how  much can happen in one 12-hour shift.  ">
A watch is a borderline necessity for any nursing uniform, and this is one of our top choices. There’s no point in breaking the bank for a watch they will wear on the job, we’re just looking for something practical (and stylish) here. It needs to be easy to clean, water resistant, lightweight, and have a second hand to be used for timing purposes. This one checks all of those boxes, and also features military time and interchangeable straps to match any outfit.
After all of those years in school, what better to prepare for a new job than a quick getaway to some vacation spot? Some people like to get their recent graduate friends or family a quick vacation before they enter the workforce. You can pitch in with others, or simply buy a hotel room. Of course, it goes without saying that you’d better make sure they are interested in going, and will be able to do so.
While cash is often king, what’s the next best thing other than cash? Gift cards. A great idea for a recent nursing graduate is to get them a gift card to a local nursing or uniform shop. Most healthcare organizations have strict clothing requirements (such as scrub colors, shoe colors, etc.)–so it would be best to allow the graduate to pick out their own clothing once hired. Plus, clothing is always a tricky gift idea, because you never know if it will fit. It’s best to let them try it on.
Another idea is to simply create a “grab bag” of goodies for the nursing grad. There are so many nursing supplies you could possibly get for recent nurse graduates, and so I’ll just list some of the most common you may want to buy. Of course, it goes without saying that you’ll definitely want to make sure they don’t already have the item you want to buy.
Your first 100 days at a new job could be daunting—unless you go in prepared. First Year Nurse places the wisdom and warnings of hundreds of experienced nurses right at your fingertips. You’ll learn all about how to start off on the right foot, plan and prioritize, communicate with your colleagues, cope with challenging patients, keep your energy up (and stress down), and set a course for professional growth. Best of all, you’ll be inspired by the compassion, insight, and enthusiasm you’ll find on every page of this charming, helpful book.
A watch is a borderline necessity for any nursing uniform, and this is one of our top choices. There’s no point in breaking the bank for a watch they will wear on the job, we’re just looking for something practical (and stylish) here. It needs to be easy to clean, water resistant, lightweight, and have a second hand to be used for timing purposes. This one checks all of those boxes, and also features military time and interchangeable straps to match any outfit. ">
Stiff offers a morbid yet entertaining look into the “curious lives of human cadavers”.  I read the entire book on a flight as I was unable to put it down.  The book makes a wonderful gift for nursing students who have already taken Anatomy and Physiology as they are able to see the entire cycle of the bodies they learned on . . . I think it enstills a new appreciation. ">

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We first started using this when my daughter was 3 months old and around 12lbs. I had high hopes for this suit and was very disappointed when it didnt make a bit of difference to her sleep and I thought I'd wasted $40. My husband pointed out that it was huge on her and that it should prob be snug to make her feel like shes being held so I put it away and tried again a month later. At 4months and around 14lbs this suit helped somewhat with her sleep. Not a magic suit but still there was a marked improvement in her sleep on the nights she wore the suit. My daughter is now 5 months old and 16lbs and she sleeps great in this suit! Without the suit on she rolls on her stomach to sleep which worries me but in ... full review

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Celebrate years of hard work and the end of a long career—as well as the beginning of more relaxing free time—with retirement greeting cards and retirement gifts. Whether the retiree is planning on more travel, more golf or more time with their grandchildren, you'll find great retirement gift ideas at Hallmark. The best retirement gifts come from the heart and may depend on your relationship with the retiree. Think about their hobbies and future plans. Inspirational books and movies are always popular retirement gifts as well.
Your first 100 days at a new job could be daunting—unless you go in prepared. First Year Nurse places the wisdom and warnings of hundreds of experienced nurses right at your fingertips. You’ll learn all about how to start off on the right foot, plan and prioritize, communicate with your colleagues, cope with challenging patients, keep your energy up (and stress down), and set a course for professional growth. Best of all, you’ll be inspired by the compassion, insight, and enthusiasm you’ll find on every page of this charming, helpful book.
“The deafening sound of a siren hammered the eardrums of the people in the street. An ambulance crossed town at high speed. Two accident victims with broken limbs, multiple contusions, and various other injuries were being transported to the emergency room. A young nurse with an exuberant body and shapely curves was providing very sensual emergency care which made them forget all suffering. Meanwhile, the driver suffered from a slight strabismus though it did not prevent him from swerving dangerously through the hundreds of cars who, at that hour, clogged the roads of the town. He just missed two light poles, grazed 14 cars, hit two motorcyclists and rammed a truck, but his orders were to arrive as fast as possible. The first to be taken to the emergency room was the paramedic who had been sitting next to the driver; he had arrived unconscious with symptoms of cardiac arrest.” ">
A patient to keep alive: a house plant. Countless studies have proven that having plants in the home leads to a healthier lifestyle. If your nurse doesn't have a green thumb to speak of, gift a plant that's easy to take care of, like aloe or bamboo (aloe even has healing properties). As the plant grows, your nurse will fondly remember its significance and appreciate its beauty.

Something cozy for the home. A soft blanket, a tea collection, candles, a really luxurious pillow -- these are all gifts that will nurture the nurturer when times get tough. Nurses work long shifts that can often be stressful and taxing; help them relax after work and fall asleep in a comforting environment. There are even gift subscription boxes for things like candles and tea, allowing you to make relaxation a monthly present. Help your nurse’s home become a retreat after a long day spent selflessly serving others.


We are yet to find a water bottle or travel mug that matches up to a Hydro Flask. It can keep your water cold for up to 24 hours, and your coffee hot for up to 6 hours – that’s pretty tough to beat. Not to mention it’s very durable and safe, has several different caps that can be used, and does not present any condensation on the outside of the bottle. $28 may seem like a lot for a water bottle, but it’s worth every penny.


Most underscrub tees are meant solely to give you an added layer of protection under your scrubs, but not this one. The Core One Underscrub Tee is as versatile as it is soft and comfortable, making this the perfect gift for the nurse who needs to seamlessly transition from the hospital, to the grocery store, and even to the gym. The buttery-soft performance fabric is lightweight and wicks away moisture, and the reinforced seams ensure that this gift will work as hard as nurses do. ">
Nurses are on the front line for patient care. Show appreciation to the nurses that you know, and the ones who endeavor to provide you with comfort and care. Made for sharing, these are 51 – 2 sided, playing card size, inspirational messages in a box. Give all at once to draw from for a ‘lift’, or keep a box to hand out and pass around. Your small gift will be received with smiles and gratitude for your thoughtfulness. 

Now this is a subscription box we can get behind.  This one will be delivered once a season (just four times a year!) so she’ll really look forward to getting what’s inside! It comes with 8-10 full sized top-notch products in the fitness, health, beauty, and lifestyle categories that are valued at over $200.  We love that it’s not travel size stuff!  Learn more about your buying options here.
The symbolic white coat is no longer reserved for physicians! Though historically lab coats have only been worn by physicians, today more and more nurses are embracing high-quality medical lab coats to complete their professional look. With custom name and title embroidery, they can show off their nursing credentials and wear their white coat with pride. Opt for a lab coat made with performance fabrics, which will repel fluids, wick away sweat, and are generally lower-maintenance and have greater durability.
Shoes(or shoe orthotics). Nurses walk a lot, and comfortable shoes are key. Offer to take your nurse out to buy the shoes that feel most comfortable, or provide a gift card for a shoe store. Again, shoes are particular for each person, so it’s better if you ask for their input on this practical and health-enhancing gift. These Dansko clogs are our favorites! If you're looking for a lighter and more athletic look, try these NIKE Tanjun sneakers.
Stiff offers a morbid yet entertaining look into the “curious lives of human cadavers”.  I read the entire book on a flight as I was unable to put it down.  The book makes a wonderful gift for nursing students who have already taken Anatomy and Physiology as they are able to see the entire cycle of the bodies they learned on . . . I think it enstills a new appreciation. ">
Stiff offers a morbid yet entertaining look into the “curious lives of human cadavers”.  I read the entire book on a flight as I was unable to put it down.  The book makes a wonderful gift for nursing students who have already taken Anatomy and Physiology as they are able to see the entire cycle of the bodies they learned on . . . I think it enstills a new appreciation.
This film…I could watch it over and over again! This is truly a treasure for the nursing profession. In the American Nurse Project, the director, Carolyn Jones, captures the passion of several nurses as she shares their unique stories. This year, at Nursing Management Congress, I actually got to meet Miss Jones, which was such a highlight for me. The book is on my wish list this December – I’ll keep you posted if I receive it! Think about sharing this film with all nurses who are passionate about the care they provide and the people they touch. ">
While her nursing career might not have left much free time for hobbies and other interests, a new retiree will have all the time in the world to cultivate her interests or maybe explore a new hobby. You could create a gift basket filled with hobby related items. For example, say she’s a gardener, fill a watering can with various gardening tools and equipment and throw in a few packets of seeds. If she’s a whizz in the kitchen, then some cookery books, kitchen gadgets, oven gloves, apron, tasty ingredients will be more suitable. And if you know there’s something she’s been dying to learn, then enrol her in some lessons.
Lastly, you could always order flowers or balloons and send to your recent nursing school graduate as a gift, and this will be a great way to show them you care. I listed this one last because, although it is very thoughtful and creative, flowers quickly die and balloons deflate. But it is still a wonderful option if you can’t think of anything else, and some people LOVE flowers, while others are more practical and would prefer to have a gift that will last more than a day or so. ">
In addition to the traditional gifts of stethoscopes and pen lights, here are a few of my favorite items that you may want to consider gifting to the nurses in your life. This past fall I spent some time reading recent books by some of my favorite nurse authors and I really enjoyed them. I’ve also already shared my strong feelings about a certain documentary, but I have to include it here on this list too. Take a look…
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