Congratulations! Your daughter/son/niece/nephew/loved on/friend has an upcoming pinning ceremony! What a symbolic and memorable event. Your loved ones have made it this far in not only their education but also in their commitment to the nursing field. And because we know you want to make them feel special and appreciated for their big hearts and strong determination, we’ve put together a list of 8 nurse pinning gifts to help you celebrate.
The best gift for a pinning ceremony
The first on our list of gifts for nursing students’ pinning ceremony is something particularly perfect for the specialized nurse. This cardiac stethoscope from the well-known and quality Littmann brand will help your new nurse treat patients with confidence. It is useful in critical care settings such as the ED, ICU, Cardiac ICU, etc., and is designed to help with hard-to-hear and subtle sound changes. Plus the ergonomic design will maintain comfort through long shifts.
Pro tip: Add engravement to make it a really special gift.
Keep her encouraged as she enters her final board exams, graduation, or her first job search. This charm bracelet is a beautiful nurse pinning ceremony gift that can inspire her each time she looks at it. It is made of stainless steel (hypoallergenic), bendable to fit different wrist sizes, and has 4 nurse specific charms – including the quote, “she believed she could, so she did.” And yes she did!
3. Apple Watch
Everyone knows that nurses are ALWAYS on the go. From room to room, patient to patient, one shift to a double shift…and since they always prioritize their nursing tasks how can they keep their personal life organized too? An Apple Watch is an excellent nurse pinning gift for the busy-body that will benefit from having calls, emails, texts, gps and more literally right there on her wrist.
A personalized gift always adds a nice touch for special occasions. That’s why this personalized nurse tote bag is the perfect combo of a practical and unique gift. A nurse has to bring many essentials with her to work, and this bag has large compartments with a secure zipper top plus an adjustable handle so she can wear it as she pleases. The bag is embroidered with a stethoscope design in the color of your choice with your nurses name in white.
All of that hard work she has put in deserves a special treat! After late nights studying, long clinical hours, and exam stress, help her unwind with a cucumber melon scented home spa. This 16 item gift basket is like a bunch of nurse pinning ceremony gift ideas in one – bath products, body creams, aromatherapy candle, reflexology stick, and more.
You may not think a pair of shoes would be considered a nurse pinning gift, but with the comfort and quality of these work clogs she wouldn’t want anything else! New nurses can have a tough time adjusting to the round-the-clock walking, but these Danskos will make it a breeze.
They have arch technology for all day support, memory foam cushioning, and wiggle room to let her toes breathe. After a few double shifts she will be thanking you for these!
If your new nurse is heading for the OR, we’ve found the perfect nurse pinning ceremony gift.
Since they will need to wear a scrub cap on the regular, why not get them a special personalized cap with their name embroidered on the back. The cap is black and lettering can be in the color of your choice. Its double cotton material absorbs sweat and provides a comfortable fit. Make sure to read the product details for sizing information!
Even though medical documents are mostly electronic, nurses will still be jotting down notes left and right as they see multiple patients through the day. A great gift for nurse pinning is this quality multi-use pen. It has a ballpoint tip for smooth writing, flashlight to find any dropped/hidden items, and stylus for any touchscreen. Plus it is laser engraved with an inspirational message from Hippocrates.
What great nurse pinning gifts did we miss?
There you have our list of 8 best gifts for pinning ceremony celebrations. Whether you choose a practical, personalized, or pampering gift, we are sure they will be delighted. Nurse pinning gifts are a great way to share your joy with your loved one, recognize all their efforts, and encourage them as they take their next steps in reaching their dreams.
Here is a recap of our nurse pinning gifts to celebrate their accomplishments.
- A Cardiac Stethoscope
- An Encouraging Charm Bracelet
- Apple Watch
- Personalized Medical Professional Nurse Tote Bag
- Spa Gift Basket
- Her First Danskos
- Customized Scrub Cap for OR Nurses
- Inspirational Pen Light
Photo credit: UMDNJ School of Nursing