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22 Unbelievably Cute RN Graduation Cap Ideas

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Design Ideas for Your RN Graduation Cap

registered nurse graduate smiling with her decorated grad cap
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Graduation is an occasion to celebrate you.

Because it’s not every day that you finishing a nursing program and graduate from nursing school. It’s your moment to shine and feel accomplished.

Getting your registered nurse diploma isn’t easy. But you worked hard and you did it!

And a decorated cap topper is your chance to make it all the more memorable.

So here are 22 beautiful, brilliant, and funny RN graduation cap ideas


RN Graduation Caps

pink bedazzled nursing grad cap decoration
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This first cap is an absolute STUNNER.

This idea is perfect for when you’re torn between a select all that apply and an eaRNed it design.

cute blue nurse graduation cap idea
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’, registered nursing is field that’s projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.

So you’re a hot commodity. It’s definitely a career choice to be proud of!

newly graduated L&D RN showing off her cap decoration
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This labor & delivery RN grad cap is insanely cute. There’s a new stork in town!

difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations RN decorated grad cap
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The quote on this cap so fitting!

I survived nursing school RN cap decoration idea
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Nursing programs can be rigorous. It takes some real determination to stick it out until the end. 

screw beautiful I'm brilliant nursing graduation cap
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And with your brilliance you’ll be making a huge difference in people’s lives.

rn graduation cap funny saying
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I love how this decoration mixes funny with pretty.

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eaRNed not given graduation cap

eaRNed not given grad cap topper with college graduate
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I’m a sucker for glittery graduation caps like this!

pretty yellow eaRNed not given nursing school graduation cap decoration
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And this one is no exception, either. Flowers are always a nice touch.

better life for my cat nursing cap idea
Credit: Instagram/@catcoverescue

You can personalize your cap in any way your heart desires. So why not give a shout out to your motivation?

Gold rn decorated grad cap topper
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All the little details come together so well on this cap.

Not sure what to use for decorating your graduation cap? This is my top pick glue for graduation caps, the best brand of paint for fabric and easy rhinestone borders. You can see my other recommendations here.

floral white and blue RN graduation hat
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“Pinning: ✓
Graduation: ✓
Karley Kleinsmith, RN: coming soon”

A.fib nurse graduation cap funny pun
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Nurse puns are the best puns. Plus, the bow makes the cap look extra cute!

not a tiara but it will do for now RN student graduation cap
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Because you’re a queen!

funny help me i'm poor RN grad cap decoration
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“Finished my graduation hat and of course I have to relate my life to the movie bridesmaids ?”

live. love. heal. gold and flowers decorated RN grad cap topper idea
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This is such a gorgeous design and the deer antlers are the cherry on top. 

nurse grad cap decoration - eaRned not given
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I love the how the stethoscope is shaped into a heart.

mcc nursing cap decoration idea for graduation
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These colors compliment each other in the best of ways. This idea is a creative way to incorporate RN, too!

⟶ Love this grad cap design? You can order one here.

Nurse RN painted grad cap design idea
Credit: Instagram/@mel.hunt.fit

“’I attribute my success to this- I never gave or took any excuse.’ – Florence Nightingale.”

Registered nurse pink and sparkle decorated graduation cap
Credit: Instagram/@caitsnyd_rn

You can never go wrong with bling and flowers.

nap registered nurse graduation cap idea
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“Sometimes you just need a nap to make it through?? You definitely eaRNed it! ?”

funny spongebob nursing grad caps
Credit: Instagram/@dieanuhh

In nursing school tears were shed and coffee was a lifeline. Spongebob themed ideas are sure to be a hit.

How to Decorate Your Graduation Cap for Nursing

Here’s video that will show you how to decorate your grad cap.

Nurse stickers:


Recommended decorating supplies:


Wrapping up with RN grad cap ideas

I hope all these ideas will help you come up with your own RN graduation cap design!

There are so many great decorations, let me know which one was your favorite.




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