Just got my first stethoscope!

  1. It's bright red, it's a Littmann Cardiology III, and it's beautiful! I've been lurking on this web site for the past few months and I want to thank you all so much for the advice you've already given me without knowing it. My screen name is nurseynursenurse1, but I am not actually a nurse....yet. I apologize if I offend anyone with it. I respect you guys so much! I am currently in the CNA program working up eventually to be an NP. I have a long way to go but I am so excited already! I started out in nursing when I was in high school, but got sidetracked along the way. I am very excited to finish what I started! Thank you guys so much for all that you do! I can't wait to join the ranks!
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   joanna73
    How exciting! I remember when we got our first stethoscopes at school. Good luck with everything
  4. by   2bNurseynursenurse1
    Thank you so much, Joanna! That really means a lot!
  5. by   MissAfton
    I just received mine this Christmas from my Grandpa! I know how you feel!! Guess its the little things in life.
  6. by   tothepointeLVN
    Ah that new stethoscope feeling. I'm still on my first stethoscope also a Littman Cardio 3 I got the all black edition with the black binaurals. Hold tight on that thing. I really want a pink one now but can't justify getting a new one when my current one is more than adequate.
  7. by   Krique39
    Congratulations!! I'm still waiting for my acceptance letter. But I can't wait to get mine!!
  8. by   Bortaz, RN
    I remember when I got my first 'scope, which was also a Cardiology 3. I also remember when it was stolen shortly after I started work on my unit. I'll never buy another expensive one.
  9. by   HDHRN
    I want a Littman when I graduate from school with my RN (which won't be for another year) I have a cheap one, but it works great and I am happy with it. A lot of my classmates have them and really speak highly of them. I want a purple one, since that is my favorite color.
  10. by   GitanoRN
    congrats! i recall getting my first 3m littmann cardiology from a physician, i still have it. btw make sure you place your initials in a manner that no one can erase them, plus always keep your eyes on it when someone borrows it. wishing you the best in your future endeavors...aloha~
  11. by   Esme12
    I wish you the best of luck on your career path. Ahhh, the memories.....it makes me smile. I remember my first stethoscope, I am very happy for you!
  12. by   nursefrances
    Good for you!!
    I bought myself a Littman Cardiology, all black with name engraved on it after I was accepted for my first job on a telemetry unit. I have had it 3 years and have almost lost it twice. I was sad for the 30 minutes each time I couldn't find it.
    1. because it was sentimetal.
    2. because it was expensive.

    You might feel like you have a long way to go...but you will be done before you know it. In nursing school one teacher always reminded us: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

    I started my first general ed class in college with the idea of going into nursing in 1995 and finally graduated in 2008 with my BSN (having a family somewhere in there.) My motto has been, get it done...either way those years are going to go by. At the end of those years you can either have your nursing degree or you won't. If you want it bad enough...you can do anything.
    Good luck to you, and we are glad to have you here. We will be your cheerleaders.
  13. by   That Guy
    Ah I still have the one my parents got me 4 years ago when I got into nursing school. All black Master Classic II. Love that thing. Only time I ever set it down is during codes.
  14. by   nurse_kimbo
    NICE!!! Congrats and good luck!

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