i would talk to your school and see what is required..$45 for "stethoscope, utility scissors, blood pressure cuff, pen light, and 3 color chart pens" is not bad, but its probably a chinsy stethoscope.. most good stethoscopes are at least 40-50 bucks minimum.. but ive seen people in school get by with 10 dollar ones just fine for school.. its up to you...
now your other list:
first, i dont know why you would need 6 pen lights, unless you are prone to losing things, one will last you through the program.
i have no idea why they want you to have: a pressure hammer, a tape measure, a tuning fork, or a thermometer. --- the first two i have never used in nursing school, nor have i seen or heard of a nurse using one in practice.. its possible, but never heard of it.. you will use a thermometer but they wont want you bringing your own to the hospital for clinical, thats weird. unless they want you to use it in lab, but they really should provide a couple for everyone to try out..
now i dont know if they require the sterile gloves, cath sets, enema bag, sterile dressing kit, and sterile barrier.... they might want you to purchase your own stuff to practice with in lab. my school just provided us things to use in lab.
i think a lot of it sounds ridiculous, but if they require it, id say go ahead and buy it, but definitely call/email the school and ask what is and is not REQUIRED or just recommended.
btw, and example of what my school required me to buy outside of tuition first semester:
uniform (white scrub pants, and schools blue polo with logo on it, lab coat, white shoes)
books (800 dollars worth