How did you spend your first nursing paycheck?


I just got my first nursing paycheck and didn't spend it on anything interesting. I used half of it towards my student loans and the other half I used on a shopping trip because I've had the same wardrobe for the past four years and I didn't have very many clothes besides scrubs. I'm curious to know how other people spent their first nursing paycheck :)


603 Posts

Has 20 years experience.

Rent and car payment. Glamorous.


1 Article; 2,077 Posts

Specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education. Has 22 years experience.



304 Posts

Bills. More scrubs. A day out for my 3 year old.

Has 8 years experience.

Bills for me too... it was nice to actually pay them all when they were due... for once.


367 Posts

Scrubs for work and a nice pair of dankos, don't regret spending the money on them and plan on getting another pair soon. Several months later with some of my money earned with all my overtime I got myself a Littmann cardiology 3 stethoscope, was able to use it for the first time today and already very happy with the decision to upgrade my stethoscope.

Specializes in hospice, HH, LTC, ER,OR. Has 14 years experience.

Tuition towards RN classes, scrubs, and nursing books tools to help me transistion from student to competent nurse.


17 Posts

well i wont spend my 1st nursing check until a week from now. Cant wait

joanna73, BSN, RN

1 Article; 4,767 Posts

Specializes in geriatrics.

Student loans and rent. I wanted to pay my loans within less than 3 years. I paid 1700/ month some months to shrink my debt fast.


47 Posts

Has 7 years experience.

Mortgage and bills.


191 Posts

Bills and the Security Deposit on my new apartment so I can move in next Saturday (after I get my 2nd check so I can pay rent and more bills)...Bills will be all I get to spend my checks on for quite awhile.