Fun stuff in the mail!

  1. Yay, now that i've sent in my letter of intent i'm getting all sorts of fun stuff in the mail. Today I got an order form to purchase a Nursing Skills Kit (required for my school). It includes all sorts of goodies like bandage scissors, penlight, gloves, gauze, tape, blood pressure cuff, iv start kit, trach care kit, iv solution bag, syringes and needles...all in a blue canvas bag Fun!

    I also got an order form to get my uniform with the school name embroidered on it! Whee...this is fun Pricey...but fun!
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  3. by   Jilaweez
    OOOHHHH!! That sounds exciting! I can't wait to learn how to use all those goodies.
  4. by   smattles1of2
    Oh I know! Me too!!
  5. by   collegebound
    Too exciting--I can't wait for all that either. I have been researching steths and BP cuffs, etc on line and can't wait to play with it all. My hubby and I said decided it would be bad luck to buy anything before The Letter arrives, now if only the mailman would show up with it!!

    By the way, congrats and best of luck to you!
  6. by   BSNtobe2009
    Speaking of nursing goodies. My mother, who passed away a few years ago, once told me of a nursing cape that they were given as part of their uniform when they were in nursing school. She always talked about how beautiful the cape was. I remember asking about it as a child what happened to it, she said, "I can't remember where I put it, so I probably accidently lost it somewhere over the years."

    My father and I were going through a trunk in the attic (only accessable by ladder, not stairs), and for some reason, he thought it belonged to me. I told him I never had a trunk, and he knew it wasn't his, so we opened it.

    Keep in mind, we never went up to the attic.

    The trunk was lined with satin and filled with cedar blocks, and there was an organizer on top....we lifted the organizer and laying, perfectly folded and wrapped in dry-cleaners plastic, was my mothers beloved cape.

    It was navy, with the initials of her hospital embrodered in gold on the collar, the lining was red satin or silk, and had her initials embrodered on the inside as well. It was in perfect condition and had no odor.

    Even though these capes are no longer "en vogue" as they once were so many years ago, when I get my nursing degree, I want to have my picture taken in the cape...as we have a picture of my mother wearing her full nursing uniform with the cape as well.

    <sigh> I'm so glad I found it.
  7. by   lisabeth
    That must be very exciting. Good luck on getting in.
  8. by   slou!
    First of all, congratulations!
    I am only a freshman Nursing major and I can not wait to start really learning about Nursing. I mean honestly I know a lot of the pre-reqs do relate to nursing like a&p and microbiology, calculating medicine, even things like sociology can help, but does English? History? YOGA? Yes, I have to take 2 years of gym, too! I can't wait to actually get to use all the stuff you said you are purchasing!
  9. by   smattles1of2
    Thanks guys!

    And BSNtobe2009...thanks for sharing that story. That will definitely be an awesome picture of you wearing the cape. Your mom would be proud vbmenu_register("postmenu_1885415", true);
  10. by   lisabeth
    I just read this. That is such a neat story. I know how it feels to have things that belonged to my mom. You will cherrish that for the rest of your life. Things like that are priceless.

    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Speaking of nursing goodies. My mother, who passed away a few years ago, once told me of a nursing cape that they were given as part of their uniform when they were in nursing school. She always talked about how beautiful the cape was. I remember asking about it as a child what happened to it, she said, "I can't remember where I put it, so I probably accidently lost it somewhere over the years."

    My father and I were going through a trunk in the attic (only accessable by ladder, not stairs), and for some reason, he thought it belonged to me. I told him I never had a trunk, and he knew it wasn't his, so we opened it.

    Keep in mind, we never went up to the attic.

    The trunk was lined with satin and filled with cedar blocks, and there was an organizer on top....we lifted the organizer and laying, perfectly folded and wrapped in dry-cleaners plastic, was my mothers beloved cape.

    It was navy, with the initials of her hospital embrodered in gold on the collar, the lining was red satin or silk, and had her initials embrodered on the inside as well. It was in perfect condition and had no odor.

    Even though these capes are no longer "en vogue" as they once were so many years ago, when I get my nursing degree, I want to have my picture taken in the cape...as we have a picture of my mother wearing her full nursing uniform with the cape as well.

    <sigh> I'm so glad I found it.
  11. by   veronica77
    That story is beautifull!!!! I'm getting fun stuff in the mail too. I'm still waiting for my letter and I'm getting catalogs of nursing stuff. What is this!!!! I don't have my letter yet and every time I get one of the catalogs I just get more and more anxiety!!!! And still, I have to wait two more weeks!!! I have a 3.69 GPA, I hope I can have a good chance. Good luck to everyone.
  12. by   smattles1of2
    Veronica, with that gpa you have a good chance I think! I only had a 3.4!
  13. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Speaking of nursing goodies. My mother, who passed away a few years ago, once told me of a nursing cape that they were given as part of their uniform when they were in nursing school. She always talked about how beautiful the cape was. I remember asking about it as a child what happened to it, she said, "I can't remember where I put it, so I probably accidently lost it somewhere over the years."

    My father and I were going through a trunk in the attic (only accessable by ladder, not stairs), and for some reason, he thought it belonged to me. I told him I never had a trunk, and he knew it wasn't his, so we opened it.

    Keep in mind, we never went up to the attic.

    The trunk was lined with satin and filled with cedar blocks, and there was an organizer on top....we lifted the organizer and laying, perfectly folded and wrapped in dry-cleaners plastic, was my mothers beloved cape.

    It was navy, with the initials of her hospital embrodered in gold on the collar, the lining was red satin or silk, and had her initials embrodered on the inside as well. It was in perfect condition and had no odor.

    Even though these capes are no longer "en vogue" as they once were so many years ago, when I get my nursing degree, I want to have my picture taken in the cape...as we have a picture of my mother wearing her full nursing uniform with the cape as well.

    <sigh> I'm so glad I found it.
    Sounds beautiful! Thanks for sharing--and PLEASE get a pic in the cape. What a treasure.
  14. by   catzy5
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Speaking of nursing goodies. My mother, who passed away a few years ago, once told me of a nursing cape that they were given as part of their uniform when they were in nursing school. She always talked about how beautiful the cape was. I remember asking about it as a child what happened to it, she said, "I can't remember where I put it, so I probably accidently lost it somewhere over the years."

    My father and I were going through a trunk in the attic (only accessable by ladder, not stairs), and for some reason, he thought it belonged to me. I told him I never had a trunk, and he knew it wasn't his, so we opened it.

    Keep in mind, we never went up to the attic.

    The trunk was lined with satin and filled with cedar blocks, and there was an organizer on top....we lifted the organizer and laying, perfectly folded and wrapped in dry-cleaners plastic, was my mothers beloved cape.

    It was navy, with the initials of her hospital embrodered in gold on the collar, the lining was red satin or silk, and had her initials embrodered on the inside as well. It was in perfect condition and had no odor.

    Even though these capes are no longer "en vogue" as they once were so many years ago, when I get my nursing degree, I want to have my picture taken in the cape...as we have a picture of my mother wearing her full nursing uniform with the cape as well.

    <sigh> I'm so glad I found it.

    Thats a lovely story!

    My mom was also a nurse from the "old school" I fully remember watching her get ready for her 3-11 shift with her white cap she had a couple all starched and pefect I used to love to watch her iron them. She had the cape too I have no idea if she saved it though but I remember seeing pictures, she went to school right out of high school and told me horror stories of her Nursing school experience, she was not one who loved it back then. None of us ever followed thru with nursing because it seemed like not even an option. But now as adults 2 of the 5 girls have gone back to school to pursue what must be in our genes LOL

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