Does it ever feel like we simply don’t celebrate milestones in our lives like we once did? Perhaps it’s because of this crazy busy world in which we all live, but the sad truth is, sometimes we don’t give our friends and loved ones the recognition for a major accomplishment they’ve worked so hard for. However, there are some achievements which are hard to find the perfect gift for. One that comes to mind is a doctor of nursing practice. You don’t see many gifts which celebrate this high level of achievement, but here are three awesome gift ideas for that special DNP graduate in your life.
Background to Consider
Before looking at gifts for a recent DNP graduate, stop to think about just how much time it took for that person to get to this level within the field of nursing. Not only does the bearer of a DNP degree have a four-year RN bachelor’s degree under their belt, but at least two to four years of grad school have been accomplished as well.
Even at schools like Bradley University Online, where nurses can study for their degree online while working, you still must consider the years they worked in the field as well. You can look at what they studied here to get a handle on what they will be doing with the degree they worked so hard for. Knowing this makes it a little easier to find the right gift for your graduate.
1. Silver DNP Pins & Pendants
Typically sold for under $50, the DNP caduceus features a center winged rod with two snakes. The letters of DNP are located at the tip of each wing and the foot of the rod so that the designation is prominent. While you can find a custom-made DNP caduceus crafted in gold, those will cost more, and many times may also need to be custom ordered, which would take more time for delivery.
2. Imprinted Leather-Bound Notebook
Another really awesome gift is an imprinted leather-bound notebook. While most nurses and doctors keep their schedules on a digital device in today’s digital world, many still carry a notebook for those odd bits of correspondence and paper charts they often refer to. How great is it to have worked so hard at Bradley University and to have finally earned that doctor of nursing practice that they can now proudly announce in gold-leaf on their leather notebook?
3. Coffee Mugs, Key Fobs, Caps and T’s
If you have a t-shirt shop in your local mall, they can easily do a custom T-shirt for you with the caduceus and the DNP insignia in any size or color you choose. For caps, mugs and key fobs, you might need to order online, but these will also be highly cherished because they are gifts from the heart.
Don’t let another milestone in a friend or loved one’s life pass you by without commemorating it. Bear in mind how hard a person worked to achieve such a prestigious degree and you will know that this is truly a time worth celebrating. With a little scouting around, you can find an awesome gift for an awesome nurse who went above and beyond in the call of duty. It’s about time you showed your appreciation for their efforts. Don’t let your loved ones, friends, or employees down. Congratulate them in their success!