I am in the LPN program in Newnan that started in July. We had to buy the uniforms from Meridy's. They are all white and very hot and uncomfortable. I would be careful about anything you buy to wear for clinicals because we had to have everything approved by our instructor and we have to be checked every morning before we are allowed to go in the building (right now, we're in the nursing home). They check everything
(socks, shoes, underwear, etc).
Many of the students in our class have purchased the rolling crates with lids that they sell at the office stores for about $25. You need to have a lot of binders and paper and room for books supplies etc. You will also have to purchase a code something called MedsPub which is an online program to practice for your boards. It is $100 per quarter. The nursing bag that they made us purchase has many of the supplies you need for lab and to take to clinicals (stethescope, penlight, scissors, etc...the stethescope is very cheap so it may be hard to use).
For those considering applying to the LPN program, it is pretty bad the first quarter. Very overwhelming. You are given a very large amount of work and you are only on a 4-day a week schedule. The days are also a little bit long. We are in class from 8:30-4:30 and clinicals are from 6:30-4:30. We started out with 20 and are down to 15.
As far as RN vs. LPN, I wish I had gone the RN route. More money. But I am planning on finishing my BSN after I'm done with this.