15+ Best Gifts For Nursing Students 2024

5 Min Read Published April 1, 2024
20 Best Gifts for Nursing Students | Nurse.org

There will never be a shortage of things a nursing student will need. From new scrubs, to a new stethoscope, to handy information cards - your hunt for the perfect gift for a nursing student should start right here. 

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Best Gifts for Nursing Students 

1. Badge Clip Holders

These badge reels are fun, cute, and affordable on Amazon!

Buy these cute badge clips on Amazon 

2. Shoes

Comfortable, durable shoes are a MUST for every nursing student - especially when they start clinicals.

Buy Gales For $89.95 "The FIRST PPE shoes for nurses!"

Figs partnered with New Balance to make an amazing shoe for nurses! 


Buy FIGS | New Balance 996 Women's For $98.00

Hoka OneOne is made for runners and is extremely comfortable!

Buy these highly recommended HOKA ONE ONE sneakers on Amazon for $165.00

3. Compression Socks

While still in nursing school, students pull long hours, work 12-hour clinical days, and oftentimes have a job working in a healthcare setting. It’s important to protect the legs from cramps, varicose veins, and further damage even at a young age.

Buy these top-rated nurse compression socks on Amazon

4. New Laptop 

Your college student will be forever grateful for a new laptop - especially a Mac Book Pro 2020!

Buy MacBook Pro on Amazon

5. Noise Cancelling Headphones

College students are noisy! Help your students focus by giving them a good pair of headphones to limit the possibility of distractions. Better yet, they'll hear everything clearly if they're taking online classes!

Buy Apple AirPods on Amazon for $114.99

Buy these noise-canceling headphones on Amazon for $59.99

*Amazon Best-Seller (38,000 ratings, 4.5-star review)

6. Planner

This highly rated smart planner on Amazon has everything you need to stay super organized but, it also helps you to plan (and stay on track) with short and long-term goals! It has over 6,000 Amazon reviews and a 4.5-star rating.

Buy this Smart Planner on Amazon for $19.99

7. Deep Tissue Massager

Nursing school is stressful and busy, help your nursing student to relax and de-stress with this amazing deep tissue massager. Relieving tension in the neck and shoulders, muscle tension, knots, spasms, aches, and pains.

Buy this heated neck and shoulder massager on Amazon for $42.48

8. uNight Light by Lumifycare

A wearable LED light designed by nurses Anthony Scarpone-Lambert and Jennifferre Mancillas, for nurses - this light is perfect for students learning the art of a clinical assessment. uNight Light is light-weight, hands-free, liquid-repellent, and cleanable by any hospital-grade disinfectant. With three distinct settings (white, red, and blue lights) studies have found this light decreases sleep disturbances by 70% while still allowing nurses and nursing students to examine a patient closely. 

Buy Lumifycare uNight Light for $24.00

9. Study Courses and NCLEX Prep

Buying study guides might not seem like the best gift for nursing students but, it’s actually the ideal gift because most nursing students struggle through nursing school. All nursing students must pass the NCLEX before becoming a Registered Nurse.


To help you achieve your goal, Nurse.org readers can claim an exclusive nursing.com discount by filling out the form below. 


Avoid the crowds and give your favorite nursing student what they really want - to pass the NCLEX®! Tailored to meet the rigorous demands of the nursing licensure exam, UWorld’s NCLEX Review offers engaging videos, top-notch practice questions, study tools, and performance tracking to set candidates up for success. Whether gifting it to a friend, family member, or treating yourself, it's more than just a study tool—an investment in a promising nursing career. Give the gift of NCLEX success today!

10. Slow Cooker

Hamilton Beach’s 6-Quart Set and Forget Slow Cooker is a great gift for nursing students that are too busy to cook a nutritious meal. For instance, when it comes to eating meals, it's easier to pick up burgers at a drive-thru, order in, or heat up a frozen pizza. While nursing students often juggle classes, clinical, and maybe a job - this slow cooker allows an individual to come home to a delicious tasting and smelling meal!

Buy Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Set & Forget Digital Programmable Slow Cooker For $64.99


11. Portable Blender

Designed for the on-the-go person, nursing students can take this portable blender with them to class, clinical, or to a study session. Perfect for smoothies and shakes, Hamilton Beach’s 14-ounce personal blender is dishwasher safe, boosts a one-touch blend setting, and comes in a variety of fun colors. 

Buy Hamilton Beach Personal Blender Starting at $21.85

12. Stethoscopes 

Littman has been the trusted brand by healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, and students since the 1960s. With its wide range of acoustics and options, Littman offers something for every nurse. 


Buy 3M Littman's Stethoscope, Cardiology, on Amazon starting at $184.99


Expensive - yes! Perfect for the nursing student interested in working in a  cardiac intensive care unit, is hard of hearing, or interested in pursuing an advanced nursing degree - yes! The 3M Littmann Core Digital Stethoscope enhances auscultation through amplification, active noise cancellation, and AI-powered software. 

13. Sleep Mask

Let’s be honest - most new nurses get put on the night shift. Nursing students are going to be begging for a great sleep mask to help catch some quality ZZZZs during their first few months on the job. Also an excellent option for the sleep-deprived student cramming for finals between nursing clinical. 

These contoured eye sleep masks are 100% effective for blocking those pesky daytime sun rays.  They also have deep eye pockets so that your eyelashes don’t touch the top of the fabric when sleeping or blinking and won’t affect their eye makeup. 

Buy LKY DIGITAL Sleep Mask 3 Pack for $13.99

14. Water Bottle

S'ip by S'well Stainless Steel Water Bottles is a great gift for your favorite nursing student! These water bottles are double-walled insulated and keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 10. Ideal for students busy during clinical but also getting ready to accept their first nursing position. 

Buy S’ip by S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle Starting at $24.99

We also LOVE these customizable tumblers - so cute! 

Buy this tumbler on Amazon for $24.95

15. Snack boxes 

 College students always need a good-health snack! We found this awesome snack box on amazon that comes equipped with a cute note and a badge clip!  


Buy this snack gift box on Amazon for $26.99

16. Badge Clip Notes (nurse brain sheets)

These 13 badge clips are great for busy situations or as a quick reminder of different medications, diseases, or other information. Easy to attach to any badge clip, these waterproof badge clips are sure to be a hit for your favorite nursing student!

Buy Complete Nurse RN CNA NA Horizontal Badge Card Set starting at $19.99

17. Amazon Gift Card

College is expensive, and, nursing school is even MORE expensive. Any nursing student would LOVE an amazon gift card to spend on the things they really need (or maybe even to spoil themselves for getting good grades)

Buy an Amazon Gift Card in the amount of your choice!

Kathleen Gaines
Kathleen Gaines
News and Education Editor

Kathleen Gaines (nee Colduvell) is a nationally published writer turned Pediatric ICU nurse from Philadelphia with over 13 years of ICU experience. She has an extensive ICU background having formerly worked in the CICU and NICU at several major hospitals in the Philadelphia region. After earning her MSN in Education from Loyola University of New Orleans, she currently also teaches for several prominent Universities making sure the next generation is ready for the bedside. As a certified breastfeeding counselor and trauma certified nurse, she is always ready for the next nursing challenge.

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