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Great gift books for the nurse


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When you’re navigating the sometimes rough waters of your nursing job, you could use a little guidance, a little pick-me-up, a little hand-holding…we’ve all been there.

Any book on this list would make a great gift for any nurse on your team — or for your entire team (the quirky Don’t Try This at Home is only $5, for example).

Our top picks:

1. Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional by Donna Cardillo, RN

2. Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul by Jack Canfield, LeAnn Thieman, LPN, and others

3. RNotes: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide by Ehren Myers

4. Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical Front by Echo Heron

5. A Nurse’s Story by Tilda Shalof

6. Inspired Nurse by Rich Bluni, RN

7. Don’t Try This at Home by Brady Pregerson, MD

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4 Responses to Great gift books for the nurse

  1. Girl Friday

    These sound like great reads. I would also recommend a pocket drug guide – always good to be able to look up those drugs you can’t remember off the top of your head.

  2. Thanks so much for the mention of my book “Inspired Nurse” as a good book for new/newer nurses. I have had the pleasure of speaking at nursing schools and even being a Keynote speaker for graduation ceremonies. New nurses are our future and I am grateful for them and the chance to meet and encourage them on their journey. I am so grateful to you for including my book and for the work that Scrubs does to lift up this amazing field. Be well. Stay Inspired.
    Rich Bluni, RN Author of “Inspired Nurse”

    • Miriam Bookey

      It’s our pleasure Rich. Your book is terrific and should be read by every nurse! All best, The Scrubs Editors

  3. Robert Bluni

    I am not a nurse, however, I read my brother Rich Bluni’s book “Inspired Nurse” and must tell you that it is a book that should be read by all people in service connected fields of work. It is inspiring, motivational and at the same time entertaining. Thanks Scrubs for giving his book the recognition it so truly deserves.