5 Essential Nursing School Must-Haves

Thursday, March 1, 2018

5 Essential Nursing School Must-Haves

Nursing school is tough, but having the right gear can make it a lot easier.

Here is a short list of the top five essentials you’ll need to get through nursing school:

1. Scrubs

Of course medical scrubs come in at number one for the most essential items for nursing students. Depending on your school or your style, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Play it safe by sticking with traditional hues in neutral color palettes (white, black, gray and blue) which all work with any professional dress code. Short sleeve scrubs and scrub tees are smart for layering, while scrub jackets are great to have on hand in the event you get chilly.

At the end of the day, comfort and convenience are going to be your top considerations when choosing scrubs.

2. Comfortable nursing shoes

Coming in right behind comfortable scrubs are comfortable nursing shoes.

You’ll be on your feet constantly during clinicals, so finding supportive shoes that fit perfectly is a must. Investing in high quality shoes with functional features like arch support, cushioned insoles, and moisture-wicking liners will keep your feet feeling happy throughout your program.

3. A stethoscope

Any nurse-in-training is going to need a stethoscope. While many students go for the cheaper models to get through clinicals, springing for a higher quality design with better tubing and overall sound quality, can actually be a cost savings when you don’t need to replace it as soon.

4. A planner

Planners help you stay on top of all your daily to-do lists as well as blocking out time for studying (and some relaxing). Find a style you love with a monthly, daily or even hourly layout, and use it to plan your schedule in advance.

Using different color ink or highlighters to color-code your planner is another way to stay organized.

5. An ID badge holder

Every nurse needs to have their name badge front and center, but you don’t want it dangling in your patient’s face. Buy an ID holder or pin that clips to your scrub top to keep your credentials on display and out of the way.

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