I had my daughter ask her teacher. The students were told not to get stethoscopes because she doesn't want them to get in the habit of wearing one around her neck....danger of being strangled. When she said that I had a vague recollection of being told the same thing. She said she knows that no one in nursing follows that once they're actually working, but for school purposes she's going to follow instructions. Hubby and I decided to wait until she gets into nursing school
to get her one.