DIY: New Nurse Survival Kit

This past weekend was a busy one. A graduation and a baby gender reveal party. My fiance and I split up so we could be present at both. I wanted to do something extra special for his sister graduation since I wasn’t able to attend. I love gift baskets – and thought it would be a fitting event to create a new nurse survival kit.  


Some great things to add to your nurse survival kit:

Nurse Theme Socks   ||  Nurse Mug   ||  Fancy Stethoscope   ||  Heart Beat Necklace


New Nurse (1)

With the basket we got (listed below) we added some filler on the bottom so the items would stand up at various heights.  This makes it easier to see all the items in the basket.



Funny Bone Pens


Gum (3 pack)


EOS Hand Lotion (3 pack)

EOS Chapstick (Trio Limited Edition)

Mini Sewing Kit

Snacks (various kinds)

“Keep Calm and Nurse On” Notebook

“Help is Here” Wine

Hand Sanitizer

Bottle of Aspirin

Fruit Infused Water Bottle

Coffee Mug – On-The-Go

First Aid Kit

Prescription Drug Mug

Not all of the products listed need to be used, but it will give you some good thoughts of what to include.  These are just some ideas to get those creative juices flowin’.

What would you include in your New Nurse Survival Kit?


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  • Reply Rose November 4, 2015 at 8:01 am

    You thought of everything. Great idea!

  • Reply Savannah November 4, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Such a sweet idea!

  • Reply Aly Kistenmacher November 4, 2015 at 8:06 am

    This is great!! Actually this would just be great in my own house, all these things I could use on a daily basis with my daughter!

  • Reply logancan November 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I have several friends who have graduated from nursing school in the last couple of years who would love this! It is so perfect and creative!

  • Reply Leslie@PeachyKeen May 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

    What a great idea! My mom is a nurse so I know that these items would all be loved and appreciated by nurses! What a great idea!

  • Reply Jennifer L. } Modern Chic May 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Oh how amazing is this survival kit. My mom is a nurse so I know she would love to get this. Thanks for the guide!

  • Reply Audrey May 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    I love this gift basket idea, so many great items in it! Graduating nursing school is such an accomplishment to achieve! I know a couple nurses would love this, it really is a thanklesss job that they do.

  • Reply Inspiring Kitchen May 8, 2016 at 9:31 am

    What a cute gift basket. I think these are all essential stuff. We are a family of nurses, and I have a cousin who recently became a nurse. I want to give her a gift like this.

  • Reply Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking May 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I love gifting gift baskets. You can stuff them with so many different useful items, without spending an arm and a leg. I love these ideas (EOS Lip Balm is a must have for everyone!) and those funny bone pens are super cool!

  • Reply Jennifer Tammy May 11, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    What a creative gift idea! I wish I had seen something like this before all of my college roommates graduated! (Yup, house full of nursing students – that was interesting.) Every little detail is so thoughtful, I bet she loved it!

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