A nurse's buckle is the traditional graduation gift for qualifying nurses. The tradition of offering this kind of buckle to graduating nurses dates back to the beginning of the 20th century.
In most cases, a nurse's buckle is made out of silver and it usually comes with a beautiful presentation case. Nurse's buckles come in a variety of sizes and feature different designs. A vintage antique silver nurse’s buckle is valuable, and is often highly prized by collectors.