What kind of BAG do I carry all this stuff in? - page 6

I am getting ready to start my first semester of Nursing Program and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on the best way to cart around all this stuff (textbooks, clinical supplies, etc.)?... Read More

  1. by   pockunit
    I push mine, instead of pulling it behind me, and it's relieved the problems I was having. Having your arm in that extended position, rotated that way, I can see where that could cause problems. It sure did for me. So now I just pretend I'm doing deliveries on a hand cart and push my rolling bag. It doesn't steer for poop, but it's made my shoulder much happier.
  2. by   CrazierThanYou
    Quote from pockunit
    I push mine, instead of pulling it behind me, and it's relieved the problems I was having. Having your arm in that extended position, rotated that way, I can see where that could cause problems. It sure did for me. So now I just pretend I'm doing deliveries on a hand cart and push my rolling bag. It doesn't steer for poop, but it's made my shoulder much happier.
    I'm not sure what kind of position you get into to use your rolling bag, but I have my arm straight down by my side, holding the handle. I don't put my arm behind me.
  3. by   pockunit
    Good for you.
  4. by   kk83
    I have to bring all my books since I don't take my car to school with me. I have long breaks between classes sometimes and I need every moment of that precious time to study =). I got a Jansport Driver 8 rolling backpack that I am going to break out for this new semester. I hope it helps! It's pretty large and I still feel like I need something bigger.
  5. by   pdxmomazon
    I stil vote for a wagon!
  6. by   Kringe38
    I don't get all the hate for rolling backpacks and I don't know what school some of you guys are going to if you don't even need your books. At my school...for one thing, almost all the books are huge. Even just one class worth of books will kill you. On top of that, they never tell us ahead of time what we will need. If you try to pack light, they will say, "Hey, everybody needs their..." and it will be the one thing you didn't bring. I'm using a rolling backpack and it's certainly not because I'm trying to make a statement about how studious I am. In addition, at clinical we are expected to have 2 different drug books, which are small but thick, plus our lab tests book, plus our clinical packet (big thick notebook), plus any other books we might need to reference skills or conditions, plus steth, penlight, etc., so I can't even manage to pack light for that.

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