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10 Must Have Nursing School Supplies
10 Essential Nursing School
It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost that time of year
again – back to school time. For nursing students, this realization may have
you feeling stressed out, but never fear! ADVANCE will help you prepare for the
upcoming school year.
In order to survive nursing school, students require back to school supplies.
From office accessories to nursing scrubs to medical clogs, ADVANCE Healthcare
Shop carries all of the trade-specific tools and nursing school supplies that you
could possibly need.
Need help creating your back to school
checklist? Here’s 10 back to school essentials to ensure nursing school success.
These nursing school supplies are not exclusive to nursing students, as many registered
nurses and healthcare professionals will find these items useful as well.
1. Scrubs -
It’s a given that every nursing student should own a set of scrubs. What scrub
set you choose depends on school dress codes and personal preference. If you’re
allowed some flexibility, pick a scrub top that matches your style, whether you
select a print
scrub top or a solid scrub
top. Then pair your scrub top with matching scrub pants for
an attractive look!
Make sure to double check with your school before making any purchases. You may need to buy your scrubs from somewhere in particular for your school’s custom logo or embroidery.
No matter what, your scrubs should not only be professional but also comfortable.
No one said you had to suffer in discomfort for hours at end, so pick a scrub
set that fits your exact needs.
2. Nursing Shoes – After you’ve shopped for scrubs, you can’t forget to pick out some nursing
shoes to match. When you’re on your feet constantly, it’s important to wear
shoes that will naturally support you all day long. So it’s only logical to
pick from the very best brand name medical clogs and
nursing shoes. Dansko, Landau and Sanita are just a few of the brands that
come to mind, but there are so many more.
Thankfully, these medical
clogs are designed for the modern healthcare professional or nursing student.
Incredible features include a breathable footbed, anti-skid tread and a shock
absorbent outsole to ensure your utmost comfort. Consider your daily requirements
before making a final decision.
3. Nursing Bag – With all the studying that lies ahead of you, you’ll definitely need a
bag or backpack. When you’re figuring out which nursing bag to choose, keep
an eye out for one made of a tougher material. All of those heavy textbooks
need a durable bag for easy transportation.
Also, your best bet is to grab a nursing bag with plenty of storage. The last thing
you need during exams is to run out of room for all of your studying materials.
4. Pens – It’s
always smart to have multiple pens on hand.
Even with the prominence of technology, pens are still useful to have. You
never know when you’ll need to jot down some notes, a reminder or other
Now, you could carry the old, reliable click pen,
or you could mix it up with a unique pen that showcases your profession. Either
way, you should have extras just in case since pens have a habit of magically
5. Stethoscope – Another obvious item, stethoscopes
are a must have for nursing students. You’ll never know how to use a
stethoscope properly without regular practice.
range in quality from the more advanced models to cheaper styles. The model you
decide on all depends on what you prefer. As long as it works effectively,
6. Clipboard – Clipboards
come in handy when you’re taking notes during clinical rotations or
demonstrations. They allow for more mobility than binders or other note-taking
When you’re on the market
for a new clipboard, consider spending just a little bit more for a clipboard
with storage capabilities, diagnostic guides or a built-in
calculator/alarm/timer. These invaluable features transform your clipboard into
a portable office.
7. Notepads – If clipboards aren’t your style, you can try the next best thing – notepads.
Simply slip a small sized notepad into your pocket for easy note-taking and
In this technology age, many
students prefer taking notes on a computer or portable device. But for some, writing
the notes down helps them absorb the information better. If you’re unsure, try
out each method to figure out what works best for you.
8. Penlight – A penlight
is a resourceful tool for learning how to conduct physical assessments during
clinicals. Most penlights feature a convenient clip for attaching to pockets, so
it’s always within reach.
penlights also include an easy-to-see pupil gauge. Look around before you
decide on the right one for you.
9. Bandage Scissors – As a nursing student, it is imperative that you own a
pair of bandage
scissors. This valuable tool is often used for cutting gauze, tubing, tape
and other materials.
making your decision, you can’t go wrong with a pair of stainless steel bandage
scissors or EMT/utility
scissors. Not only are they relatively inexpensive, but they also feature a
precise edge that will cut through even the toughest materials.
10. Wrist Watch – Nursing students don’t just wear watches
as a fashion statement; they wear them as a necessity. Most nurses choose an
analog watch over a digital watch, as the second hand is crucial for counting
the seconds during pulse readings.
We recommend choosing a
watch with a long-lasting battery, a large analog display and a durable
construction. A water resistant watch will also withstand frequent hand
Enter nursing school with
all of the above, and you’ll be off to a great start! Stock up on back to school supplies
while there’s still some summertime left.