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This is a discussion on Question about what stethoscope to buy for nursing program? in Pre-Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... My friend told me not to spend so much on a stethoscope for clinicals, because someone might swipe...by Mandy0728 Mar 8My friend told me not to spend so much on a stethoscope for clinicals, because someone might swipe it...I really wanted to buy a Littmann master cardiology stethoscope but also get my name engraved on it. Is that a waste of money for nursing school or should I wait until I get a job as an RN?
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- Mar 8 by jeepgrl015I work at a hospital now as a medical assistant and I use a cheap one from a uniform store because doctors and other nurses do ask to use your stethoscope all te time and very rarely return it. I've been there 7 years and have gone through 5. I even tried a name tag on it, buying a pink one so the doctors don't want to use it and they still get taken. No one does it on purpose but when everyone's in their own world it just tends to get taken. I'm going into nursing school this summer and I plan I keeping my cheapo one just to save money. It's really up to you and how possessive you are with your things. There have been nurses who told the doctor NO but they usually didnt get treated well after that.
- Mar 8 by BostonFNPLittmanns are great. They are good investments of you can keep from losing them (I never have).
The master cardiology is likely way more scope that you will need, even 5 years down the road. If you aspire to work in a CCU or as a cardio APRN, then maybe it's good investment and a motivation piece.
- Mar 8 by Mandy0728Thanks for your advice guys! I'll probably just buy a cheap one for school and invest in a better one later