Christmast wish list for pre-nursing students

  1. I'll be starting nursing school in June of 2007 (U. of Colorado Health Sciences Center.) Anyone have any suggestions on what to ask for at Christmas this year, in order to save myself a little money? Thanks everyone!
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   BSNtobe2009
    VISA Gift cards....for your lunches, and other supplies you might need, and to pay for your uniform and other things you need for school.

    Congratulations on your acceptance.
  4. by   TemperStripe
    Great advice!

    Anyone else? C'mon. Bueller. Bueller.
  5. by   collegebound
    I just asked for a gift card to somewhere like Office Max/ Depot from my MIL. I figure that I can then buy supplies as I need them. I am also turning the bedroom that is currently a junkroom into a study. So will probably buy stuff for that as well. Maybe you could ask for a NCLEX book or other study guides, a PDA, a stethoscope, shoes for clinicals, etc.
  6. by   missninaRN
    • Giftcards to Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. You can often find textbooks there, as well as lots of other excellent books for your own personal reference (I really like the Nursing Made Incredibly Easy series and also use the Saunders NCLEX Review on a regular basis).
    • A good stethoscope.
    • Pens. I have a favorite pen for clinicals that is retractable, fine point, and soft grip. A box of those would be a great gift.
    • Health club membership. And if you do get one, use it!
    • Blood pressure cuff. We weren't required to buy one, but it's nice to have your own so you can practice taking BPs on your family and friends.
    • If you use flashcards when you study, Mindbinders would be a nice stocking stuffer. They are small cards on a ring. I use them for memorizing medical terminilogy. myndology :: good thinking
    • A watch with a second hand-if you don't already have one.
    • Pen lights. I have two because someone is always wanting to borrow one.
    • Good socks for clinicals. Mine are New Balance and have anti-blister technology.
    • A spare backpack. I have one for clinicals and one for lecture. They are both always packed with the basics so that I don't have to change back and forth every day. Reduces the risk that I'll forget something.
    • Highlighters and those little colored sticky flags for textbooks.
    • A calculator for drug conversions. And lots of pencils.
    • Protein bars, lip balm, and breath mints for your pocket at clinicals make nice stocking stuffers.
  7. by   TemperStripe
    Now THAT is what I'm talkin' about! Very helpful. Thanks!
  8. by   JaxiaKiley
    This is a great idea! I start school in Jan, and I was just wondering what I should put on my wishlist
  9. by   Princess74
    Lots of printer ink, a PDA, a GC for the spa, you'll next a good stress buster down the road.
  10. by   BeccaznRN
    Quote from missnina
    • Giftcards to Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. You can often find textbooks there, as well as lots of other excellent books for your own personal reference (I really like the Nursing Made Incredibly Easy series and also use the Saunders NCLEX Review on a regular basis).
    • A good stethoscope.
    • Pens. I have a favorite pen for clinicals that is retractable, fine point, and soft grip. A box of those would be a great gift.
    • Health club membership. And if you do get one, use it!
    • Blood pressure cuff. We weren't required to buy one, but it's nice to have your own so you can practice taking BPs on your family and friends.
    • If you use flashcards when you study, Mindbinders would be a nice stocking stuffer. They are small cards on a ring. I use them for memorizing medical terminilogy. myndology :: good thinking
    • A watch with a second hand-if you don't already have one.
    • Pen lights. I have two because someone is always wanting to borrow one.
    • Good socks for clinicals. Mine are New Balance and have anti-blister technology.
    • A spare backpack. I have one for clinicals and one for lecture. They are both always packed with the basics so that I don't have to change back and forth every day. Reduces the risk that I'll forget something.
    • Highlighters and those little colored sticky flags for textbooks.
    • A calculator for drug conversions. And lots of pencils.
    • Protein bars, lip balm, and breath mints for your pocket at clinicals make nice stocking stuffers.
    :yeahthat:

    I got my Littman Cardiology III stethoscope for Christmas - best gift in the world (I would have never been able to afford it on my own)! As an added bonus, everytime I saw it in my room I would think "I'm actually going to be using that thing!" It kept my spirits up because I still had some prereqs to do at the time.
  11. by   Epona
    What a nice post... great ideas everyone!!!

    Happy holidays! I start my BSN prgram in Jan.!!

    :Holly2:
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from StlRn2b1206
    :yeahthat:

    I got my Littman Cardiology III stethoscope for Christmas - best gift in the world (I would have never been able to afford it on my own)! As an added bonus, everytime I saw it in my room I would think "I'm actually going to be using that thing!" It kept my spirits up because I still had some prereqs to do at the time.


    lol I keep thinking about getting my stehoscope but I am superstitious and won't buy it till I get into nursing the day I get my letter it will be my presant to me LOL
  13. by   TemperStripe
    On that note, can anyone recommend a good stethescope? I know there are loads of posts on it else where, but while we're on the subject...
  14. by   smattles1of2
    My school has a stethoscope ceremony the first week of class, so I get a free one! Not sure if it's a good one, but we'll see.

    I think the only thing i'd really want is giftcards to amazon.com so I can buy my textbooks.

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