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- Nov 11, '05 by HappyJaxRNQuote from rn2be2006For NCLEX review: Flash cards, as many review books as you can find to give yourself a variety. Swap guides with your friends to save money. I used the flash cards and felt that they helped tremendously.I would like to know what I should spend my money on when it comes to study guides, NCLEX review books, NET review books, best nursing shoes (without a logo), stethescope, misc nursing items you have to have, etc. Any new students/senior students/graduate nurses have any info they can share? What were the items you couldn't live without???
Thanks for your input!
Shoes: I like New Balance or Nursemates. Nursemates don't have a logo so may be your best bet (other than the little blue heart). Make sure they're comfy or your legs and back will give you a fit!
Stethoscope: If you can afford it Master Cardiology is always the best bet.
Things I couldn't live without: By bookbag with WHEELS! The floppies I carried with me when I needed to copy something to disk from school or just work on a project at school. My computer. PDA would have been good, but I couldn't afford it.
- Nov 11, '05 by HappyJaxRNQuote from MaveYES! Uniform City is awesome. They are great life savers. Mave is right on!I have found that one of the best stethescopes is the Littman brand. It's really helpful to get a pen light, comfortable shoes (Uniform City has really REALLY comfortable ones), Nursing Made Incredibly Easy is a book about the basics of nursing and it has helped me tremendously. Remember to have a lot of patience, motivation, compassion, and SOME TYPE OF RELAXATION METHOD! :chuckle :spin:
- Nov 16, '05 by Snow1278things i could not live without!!! i am in my second year of nursing and i have found these items a high priority:
1. a stethescope
2. a pen light
3. a clipboard that opens so i can put my papers in it for clinicals and they don't get lost on the floor
5. a highliter
6. the disk med surg made incred. easy this disk has made study time so much easier for me when it comes to exams.
hope this helps someone!!!
- Nov 17, '05 by august_snowi can never seem to have enough pens & highlighters! i swear i go through a package of each every other week!
i also use flash cards like they are going out of style. i have cheap, cardboard recipie boxes that i label for each class or topic (i.e. med abbrv, procedures..etc) and keep them in there. i review them often!
also, my school issues one uniform. so another set is a great idea.
good stethoscope is a must have.
- Nov 19, '05 by sonja77i didn't read through the whole thread but my 3-in-1 printer/scanner/copier has been a life saver, especially since starting clinicals. there's always something with my care plans that i have to copy.
- Nov 20, '05 by SinfulCNA27oh for the love of god will somebody help me!!!??? new lpn student here, started clinicals last week. the drug book they gave us with all our supplies isnt worth diddly squat! it's a mosbey's i think...can someone recommend a better one? thanks so much!!
- Nov 20, '05 by Peachy720
- Nov 21, '05 by Snow1278Quote from sinfulcna27i have a davis drug guide and i love it. i have never seen mosby's drug guide so i don't know if it is similar to davis or not. before you buy davis though skim through it maybe look up a drug or two that you know you will be using a lot like morphine so you get an idea of whether or not it is in the format you like. i hope this helps!!! good luckoh for the love of god will somebody help me!!!??? new lpn student here, started clinicals last week. the drug book they gave us with all our supplies isnt worth diddly squat! it's a mosbey's i think...can someone recommend a better one? thanks so much!!
- Nov 21, '05 by rogramjetDavis, I still use mine all the time, in fact I need a more up to date one.
- Nov 21, '05 by sonja77we also use davis's drug guide for nurses (9th edition).