Hi everyone! I just got my nursing acceptance letter
:bowingpur and I'm so grateful to be finally moving on from being a little pre-nursing student.
So far I've bought my awesome Littman stethoscope and I'm going to be buying a manual blood pressure kit (my school wants us to have that) from allheart.com. It will have a cute print on the cuff & come with a matching case. I'm also going to be getting a nice penlight & bandage scissors. I'm wondering if any of you think there are any additional items I should add to the list. As far as general school supplies go, I've become a pro at picking out those b/c of my years as a pre-nursing student. But I'm sure there are some nursing school specific things I'm overlooking. Thanks for your thoughts in advance!
Mar 1, '10
I have the NurseMates in two different lengths (and colors) and love them! I am in agreement with the finger holes, bigger is better. Then you can have two fingers in if you want and they aren't all squished.
Also, I have a nursing clipboard similar to this one: http://www.allheart.com/pm3309.html
and it's a life saver! Along with a clock mine also has an alarm on it and all sorts of other great references.
I have never worn NurseMate shoes, so I'm no help on that one. For almost 7 years I worked as a phlebotomist and wore the same brand of shoes. I love Klogz brand clogs and usually wear Dusty. I think they run a little narrow, so I order a wide even though I don't usually wear a wide in other shoes. They are FANTASTIC!! What is really nice is that you can take one of the wipes and easily clean them off. This way you don't have to worry about tracking germs, urine or blood around. Just a warning though, they do get quite warm inside, but I didn't care because I loved the fact I could clean them so easily.
Last edit by sunshinesuperwoman on Mar 1, '10