Alright. I'm kinda jumping the gun here, but I'm already shopping for the required stuff. I found great Littmann prices at Littmann Stethoscopes including Cardiology III, Classic II SE & Electronic
so buy there if you want to. I also have a question about the pants. I know it says no drawstring, but I could have sworn I heard Pat say something about the pockets. I'm not sure if she said "no pockets" or to make sore they "have pockets" on the sides. I'm going to call this morning and ask Carol what the official policy is regarding the pants. The nursing handbook just says they have to be white and it doesn't really specify. I asked a friend who went through the program a year ago, and she said some instructors can be picky. I'll post my findings here for everyone to see.
Also, if you know where to get great deals on stuff, post here also please :-)
Nov 18, '10
Just an FYI for everyone, the ADN patches have heat-activated adhesive on the back. This means they are iron-on. Use a medium setting when applying or you will burn the material. I ironed them on, and then sewed them just in case, but the ironing helps hold it in place while you sew and helps eliminate the potential wrinkling of the fabric underneath the patch. If you DO manage to brown the material from a very hot iron (yes, I did this) then you can wash them with some Clorox 2 (use 2 caps at the second line with washer set to large load, along with detergent) and it should come out. Mine came clean.
TX thanks for the info. I ended up getting the white Dickies double-knee work pants. This should be OK right? I figured they will look more clean and pressed rather than baggy like my other scrubs kind of do.
Any recommendations or advice on a nice backpack or rolling backpack? I know we have tons of books to lug around, and I'm wondering what everyone else seems to do well with. Also, any recommendations or advice on a small bag for all of our gear? I have the pocket organizer and I also bought the apron-like organizer that clips around your waist from La Isla.
Last edit by Jimmah555 on Nov 18, '10
: Reason: More stuff to add