What do you use carring your books? - page 2

OK, I have a HP backpack to carry my books, but for one class, I have 4 books. What do you use to carry your books? Don't you have a lot when you start nursing classes? THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT. ... Read More

  1. by   redwinggirlie
    I just graduated and throughout school I used a backpack. As a matter of fact, I always had it strapped on me. It became a growth it seems. If you need to carry everything, to include reference books (recommend you buy a good drug book among others) I saw people in my class using one of those luggage thingys that you can take on planes. It's got wheels, pockets and saves your back. And no, no one is going to point and laugh when they see you wheeling it around. They will (like I did) wonder why they weren't doing the same thing. Good luck in school! Read your assignments, save all your notes and above all, stay in contact with all your instructors starting from day one. It makes a difference.
  2. by   Nurse2bSandy
    I just went through two years of prereq's taking 5+ classes a semester and almost wore the wheels off my rolly backpack. In fact, I saw a classmate at Starbuck's the other day and she didn't recognize me without the tagalong backpack!
    I'm not sure what I will need for classes this fall, but I don't think I will roll my books there. I must climb 50 or more steps to make it into the ed center... a hassle to carry that awkward thing up those. I'm hoping I don't need to carry many on any one day.
  3. by   CraftyLPN
    I used a small suitcase w/ wheels!! It was nice...
  4. by   Mkue
    I used a bag with a shoulder strap and that bag was heavy. :chuckle The wheeled bags really look handy.
  5. by   NurseRachy
    I have a whole shelf of books but don't bring any to classes. I just have an excercise book and write in that. Simple and more importantly no pain when carrying it.
  6. by   dosamigos76
    You can always tell the Nursing students at our Community College by their wheeled backpacks. So hopefully if I get accepted in the fall, I'll be getting one as well. For my prerequisites, I used a backpack......from Marlboro points.
  7. by   RN NascarFan
    I've been using a regular Jansport bag, but was given a new one with whels, so I will probably use that for the fall semester
  8. by   Rena RN 2003
    i started out with a duckhead backpack but it wasn't long before the weight got to my shoulders and back. then i bought a wheeled pack and tugged that for 2 years.
  9. by   H ynnoD
    I use a wheeled back pack made by Jeep.Got it from my mom for Christmas.Works great recommend it for everyone...
  10. by   essarge
    After having back aches for two years because of the 50 pounds or more of books, I started just tearing out the chapters that were shown in the syllibi. I got alot of people telling me that "Hey you paid almost $100 for that!". That's ok...I just put the chapters in a binder and it made my load much lighter. The rest of the book sat on my bookshelf in case I needed to look something up. I will continue to do this in this coming year (my last!).
  11. by   camkib
    Right now I carry a regular Duckhead backpack. After seeing the booklist for my first semester in the program....I can assure you that I'm just around the corner for purchasing a wheeled bag!
  12. by   chiefswife
    Just went today and bought a wheeled back pack...I'm not wild about the coulor, but if it saves my shoulder/arm from the pain I've been in for the past two weeks, it's so worth it!
  13. by   nadia562002
    My Jansport backpack has seen far better days. I just graduated a month ago. THis pack has been with me through 4 years of service. THe zipper broke when I went the docs office a week ago. Books everywhere. I get to retire it when I pass the NCLEX on the 30th of June. Its been good to me but its time for it to see some less stressful days. When I started the journey through school, I honestly thought that I would not have to study once I graduated. How little I knew back then.