Happy New Year! :hatparty: I have a copule of opinions for you.
1. For a stethoscope, you want quality for your NP clinicals (I am on an NP track as well). Try one of the Littmann stethoscopes. You can get them from places like Allheart.com or the actual Littmann website (just do a search for 3M Littmann Stethoscopes). You can also get a ton of other fun stuff from Allheart.com! The benefit of going to the Littmann website itself is a wider selection of kinds of stethoscopes (cardiac, classic, infant, lightweight, etc.), as well as a huge selection of fun colors!
I personally think that the Littmann II classic is the most versatile. It is very comfortable on the ears!
As far as PDA's go, I highly recommend the Treo 650. This is a spectacular PDA that can be used as a cell phone, a PDA, your day planner - I have pretty much gotten it to do everything for me short of my laundry and the dishes! It is great! What do you have for cell phone service?? Seriously, I have Sprint service, and I use this PDA for everything!!! I even have a few Nursing programs
stored on it that are quick references for things like drugs, NSG diagnoses, etc. If you would like any more info on this topic, please feel free to PM me - I can't say enough for this product!