Other than a stethoscope, what other items are you requested/asked to buy?

  1. we can buy a kit with all the necessary items we need (i.e. blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, sissors, measuring tape, etc). since i have most of what is required, i am buying the other few items without purchasing the nursing kit.

    and you?
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   nrselisa
    We also required to purchase watches & scissors. We were also required to pay 60$ for a skill lab kit. It contains syringes, gloves, IVs & all sort of goodies for our skill checks. We are not allowed to open them until the day we are being checked off on the skill.

    Lisa
  4. by   Vsummer1
    Uniform from appropriate vendor -- then patches to go on it.
    Shoes -- must be leather w/ closed toes and heels, white
    photo id badge -- must purchase that too
    bandage scissors
    kelly forceps
    watch w/ 2nd hand
    pen w/ black and red ink... they even list pencil :-)
    penlight
    stethoscope

    we are not required to have our own bp cuff, but I already owned one. The books are the hard thing... we have a lot required.
  5. by   hcnursesoon
    penlight, bandage scissors, watch, small notebook and calculator. All of these are mandatory for clinical. You don't have them you get sent home
  6. by   EFMBholder
    This is something that I have never been requested to buy but I have had for a long time and I find it indispensable- a leatherman or gerber. It is such a great tool for everything. Also I have a Palm Pilot. I have two drug books on them and a drug calculator that does both standard and metric conversions.
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by efmbholder
    this is something that i have never been requested to buy but i have had for a long time and i find it indispensable- a leatherman or gerber. it is such a great tool for everything. also i have a palm pilot. i have two drug books on them and a drug calculator that does both standard and metric conversions.
    , and welcome.

    what is a leatherman? should i already know? help me out.
  8. by   natsfanrn
    A Leatherman is like a Swiss Army knife, but with lots more cool stuff on it! Just have to be careful going through security checkpoints with it these days....
  9. by   Nurse K-Bear
    watch, calculator, uniform, penlight Nursing skills bag for lab with all sorts of medical supplies for competencies, lots of books and a testing fee of $60 each semester for a skills/NYCLEX type exam thing.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by kardut
    a leatherman is like a swiss army knife, but with lots more cool stuff on it! oh my, thanks for helping me out.


    just have to be careful going through security checkpoints with it these days....
    hehe, thanks!

    i had my sissors(for treatments) in my pocket when i went to purchase my tag for my car, earlier this year, they did let me in until i removed them. 9/11 brought the extra security from everywhere and rightfully so, hummm.
  11. by   JailRN
    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle

    Handcuffs. (preferably with key)
  12. by   Gator,SN
    Handcuffs. (preferably with key)

    LOL!!!!!!!!:roll
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by JailRN
    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle

    Handcuffs. (preferably with key)
    :chuckle :roll
  14. by   Gator,SN
    LAB KIT!!!!!!

    This semester it costs $70....and it is worth about $10.....of course it is sealed so that you can't look inside it until you buy it and then it is yours to keep forever more.

    Inside it has primary IV tubing, secondary IV tubing, 20 pairs of gloves, some 4x4's, tape measure and some other small stuff.

    $70!!!!!! they get us coming and going! I think that I paid less for this junk when I was actually admitted to the hospital!!!!


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