Have you ever had an unforgettable nurse who made you feel at ease? Or do you have a nurse in your life who you greatly admire? Nightingale Express was created to show that special nurse just how much they're appreciated. These one of a kind gift boxes have been thoughtfully collected with pieces that are high quality, timeless, and useful—a true demonstration of thanks for all they do. 

At Nightingale Express we believe there is a custom gift box for any nurse in your life; whether it be for a new grad., someone taking care of your loved one, or a best friend that needs some pampering. Also, each staple gift box is named after a notable nurse in history who deserves that same recognition. 

A Note from Aishleen: A Brief History

Throughout my experience as a nurse, I've had the great privilege of working with many amazing nurses.  I've witnessed countless nurses who put their personal and home life on hold for their patients; nurses who will come in on their days off just to help an understaffed unit. I have seen nurses pour their heart and soul into their profession and expect little in return. And with so many awe-inspiring men and women in this profession I was surprised to discover so few ways to say thank you. 

Ive been asked by families of patients, friends of colleagues, and patients themselves- how can we show our gratitude or support? What do others usually do? Honestly, I was just as stumped. I started with a Google search that was decidedly fruitless, filled with endless pages of cheesy sweatshirts and kitschy trinkets. So I began to wonder, what would make me feel appreciated and supported at the end of a long shift? As nurses, we spend countless hours caring for others, and sometimes, if even for a brief moment, we want to be cared for as well. 

This is when I decided to create Nightingale Express- custom gift boxes to make any nurse in your life feel both supported and pampered! 

P.S. Nightingale Express strives to support local, small business in our communities. Almost all of the items included in our gift boxes are handmade in the U.S.!


Nightingale Express was created by Aishleen O'Brien, a travel nurse with over 7 years of experience in the field of pediatric cardiac critical care. Aishleen received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Aishleen is from Milwaukee, WI and currently resides in Seattle, WA.