What bag do u bring to school?

  1. 0 Hi

    Sorry if this question is really weird or random..lol

    I'm just curious, what bags do u guys bring to school?
    Do u bring tote bag, backpack or rolling ones?

    I'm starting next week, and i dunno what kind of bag to get yet.
    Any suggestions?
    Also, do u guys bring ur books? leave it on lockers? or just don't bring it at all?

    thanks
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  3. Visit  Newbiestudent profile page

    About Newbiestudent

    From 'New York'; 22 Years Old; Joined Jun '10; Posts: 25; Likes: 7.

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  4. Visit  Ruthiegal profile page
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    get you a big ole' messenger bag for books etc... for a guy that should work well.
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  5. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    Congrats to you for wanting to be as prepared as you can-very nice! When I was in nursing school, I brought my computer bag (it is the Swiss Army brand) because it has so many compartments and I could organize my stuff and be able to get to what I needed without rifling through everything. Nursing school is not like traditional school (in my experience) and you are not expected to bring every single book with you. You may not have to carry a lot of stuff with you.

    I sincerely wish you well and hope that you succeed in your education. It is a wonderful profession!

    PS-BTW, if you are interested in getting an e-book such as a Kindle or something along those lines, (I have a Kindle) I noticed that you are able to upload texts on many of these e-books which would save your poor shoulder! I have uploaded some surgical texts just to have them for reference.
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  6. Visit  CuriousMe profile page
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    I bought a good quality hiking day pack.

    It has padded shoulder straps, a chest clip and a waist belt, lost of good pockets to organize as well as a padded pocket for my laptop.

    I dislike the rolling bags because my campus is multi-level (built in to the side of a hill) so there's always stairs and I was really hurting my back lugging the thing up the stairs. With my backpack, once I put it on (snugly) I could carry it without trouble, no matter how heavy it got.
  7. Visit  Forever Sunshine profile page
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    Vera Bradley totes <3
  8. Visit  krazievi3t6url profile page
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    I use a NorthFace Hot shot backpack. Easy on my back and it's pretty stylish too. I usually bring the required books for class and books that I will need if I'm planning on working on some homework/assignments that day. I leave them in the car until i need them so I'll walk back to the car to get them if needed.

    A rolling backpack sounds logical though but i hated those darn things ever since elementary school. Good luck you'll find what works best for you.
  9. Visit  lovedaisy27 profile page
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    I used to bring the largest vera bradley tote they made, and had it loaded down with tons of stuff! My chiropractor said that I need to stop carrying such heavy bags or I'll be walking like an 80 year old in a few years with how bad my back is now. I would look for a good backpack with good cushion on the straps if you plan on carrying heavy nursing books. This semester I bought all my books on an app on my Ipad, best invention ever!! (and a LOT cheaper)
  10. Visit  vhern246 profile page
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    Timbuk2 Custom Messenger in Large. Its durable, the weight is evenly distributed and it's easy to clean.
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  11. Visit  CuriousMe profile page
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    Quote from lovedaisy27
    I used to bring the largest vera bradley tote they made, and had it loaded down with tons of stuff! My chiropractor said that I need to stop carrying such heavy bags or I'll be walking like an 80 year old in a few years with how bad my back is now. I would look for a good backpack with good cushion on the straps if you plan on carrying heavy nursing books. This semester I bought all my books on an app on my Ipad, best invention ever!! (and a LOT cheaper)
    I looked in to doing that!! But they don't have any way for me to annotate or highlight text....just a keyboard...bummer.
  12. Visit  ImThatGuy profile page
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    Just say no to rolling bags.
  13. Visit  m_aidez profile page
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    I never bring my textbooks with me. So I just use a regular ol' backpack for school. When I go to clinical I have a different bag that I bring with me--more like a huge tote bag.
  14. Visit  ScottE,RN profile page
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    I use a 14 year old Jansport backpack I bought freshman year at Ohio State.
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  15. Visit  DroogieRN profile page
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    I had to lug around a 15-lb. textbook to nearly every class (yes, I weighed it) and I kind of like my spine and shoulders, so I got my dork on and went with a big rolling computer bag. Yes, you could always hear me coming and it wasn't very stylish, but it was a lifesaver.


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