Other than a stethoscope, what other items are you requested/asked to buy? - page 2
we can buy a kit with all the necessary items we need (i.e. blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, sissors, measuring tape, etc). since i have most of what is required, i am buying the other few items... Read More
Sep 6, '02Occupation: RN, ICU/CCU Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 1,062; Likes: 7OMG!!! THAT IS HORRIBLE!!
At least our program provides all that stuff to us! Geesh... what a rip off.
I saw some kits in the bookstore like that (didn't even check the price). Our skills lab is accessible to us as an "open lab" every afternoon to practice. The only reason I would need a kit like that is if I wanted to do this at home. And why would I want to do that at home if the skills lab has all that stuff provided as part of the clinical program??!!!
Sep 6, '02Occupation: RN, ICU/CCU Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 1,062; Likes: 7Originally posted by snlisa
We also required to purchase watches & scissors. We were also required to pay 60$ for a skill lab kit. It contains syringes, gloves, IVs & all sort of goodies for our skill checks. We are not allowed to open them until the day we are being checked off on the skill.
Hearing you all talk, I surely hope non of my fellow students take advantage of these things by wasting them, because I would hate to have to pay extra like some of you have to!
Sorry you are getting nickle and dimed to death
Sep 6, '02Occupation: Student Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 145lab kit...$83.00
uniforms...$100.00 (at least)
BP cuff/stethoscope/pen light kit $109.00
about 3 x's the amount of books that any other junior on campus (totaling $1000.00)
lab coat w/ iron on patch, white shoes, a new computer because of all the "advanced programs" (translate: C$@P) they expect us to put on our computers
PLUS we have to have supplemental insurance ($600.00/year)
we had to buy our syllabi...
SNA membership (if you don't get it you are EVIL )
OH - but you can goto europe for 3 credits all you need is cost of normal 3 credit class, airfare, room and board...about $2000.00 - this is just in case you have any money left...
Sep 6, '02Joined: May '01; Posts: 2,979; Likes: 7Uniform (we buy our ownand buy school vests at $50 a pop, also school patch $7, and school name badge $5).
Ok, other than that we need:
Nursing shoes, completely closed (no clogs)
Watch with second hand
They provide all necessary equipment for skills check offs, and we are welcome to purchase a bp cuff (like that will happen) but its not required.