i don't know about that nursing school
, but for nursing school in general, the first semester you should be studying fundamentals of nursing. i found reviews and rationales nursing books or nursing made incredibly easy to be helpful throughout nursing school.
[color=#996633]prentice hall reviews & rationales: nursing fundamentals (2nd edition) amazon
has this book used starting at $3.75 plus shipping. i order most all of my books used online, but i check to see how much shipping will be and if the book comes with its cd. i usually go to my local bookstore or college campus library and look at the different books available before ordering a book.
your college may have already told you this but you will probably have to buy a scrub top and pants for clinicals in the colors worn by your school and probably a school patch to sew on your scrub top. i bought 3 patches when i was in school and sewed them on two scrub tops and one labcoat. (our school requested a lab coat, however we did not really use it until our third semester). the best thing i ever did was have two sets of scrubs
ready, we had two days of clinicals so i had clean scrubs each day and then i did not have to wash until the weekend.
i also purchased two stethoscopes and two penlights and "always" kept one set in the car for those days when i was in a hurry and left things at home. our first couple years at my school we had to purchase a printed namebadge (i got mine made at an office supply store) as specified by our school. i bought three of these as well so i had one on both my scrub tops and my lab coat. my way of having several of everything might not be necessary for some students but it worked great for me. we needed white nursing shoes
at our school for first semester nursing we purchased our textbooks in bulk as one large box of books that the school required just for first semster. i did buy thyat first set of books new from the school campus bookstore before i became familiar with purchasing used books online. some schools
i have heard have a saunders nclex study book included in this bunch of books. if your school does not include this it is a very valuable book to use during nursing school as well as after school when you are preparing to take your nclex. the book is updated from time to time and a new version is published. when time came to study for my nclex i compared my older copy to the new one out and though there were some changes i just went to a local bookstore and looked at their book to study the few new things.
other helpful aids you can find used online or in your local bookstore are spark charts and small pocket sized books with need to know useful information in nursing. these were not required just things that some students liked to have.
at some point i can't remember when but we were required to have bls (basic life support) for the health professional level of cpr, we had to show our card to the instructor at school as well as show proof of our childhood immunizations and hep b series.
hope this helps,
best of luck