congrats! Here's a few tips I wish someone had told me:
Get your titers done asap. They may take a few days to come back.
You don't *have* to get the Hep B titer if you need to save money. You can sign the declination form even if you've already had the full series of shots.
Make sure your CPR class is American Heart Association certified. They won't accept anything else.
You can wait to buy your uniforms, polo, shoes, name badge. You don't start clinicals until week seven so you don't have to get them immediately. Same with the items you'll need in your pocket protector.
You do need a penlight, stethoscope, and blood pressure cuff by week two. You only need the BP cuff to take 30 BPs for health assessment class. Borrow one from someone or get a cheap one. You don't need it embroidered! Lol.
The Box of books from the bookstore is more expensive than buying from Amazon or B&N. It is the only way to get online assess to their skills videos so if you feel you need those... Some people swear by them and others never use them. Personally, I found the skills all on YouTube and saved the money.
Don't buy the Tabers book. You'll never use it.
Buy an old, dirt cheap med term book online if you don't buy the box. Seriously, buy one off half dot com for 75 cents.
You don't need the expensive dosage calc book either. The nursing tutor page on BB has everything you need!