7 Nursing School Essentials

Being prepared is the first step in ensuring that you start a new semester ready for success!

Whether it’s your first semester or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s important to have the right supplies. So how can you be sure you’re ready to take on your next semester of learning?

Our students shared some of their nursing school essentials on Instagram. Check out our favorites below!








1. A Good Planner

Nursing school will have you juggling several courses, possibly with your already busy work and home life. One way to ensure you’re always prepared for an upcoming exam or study session is to get yourself a planner and include all of your quiz/test dates, study sessions, clinical rotations, personal obligations and more. 



“Mapping out next month! I’m taking Pathophysiology and Health Assessment 1. Having everything mapped out helps me set times to study, work, and make sure I get some yoga in!”
– @rn_in_themaking

2. Comfortable Shoes

Investing in comfortable shoes now will pay off in the long run. As a student nurse, you’ll be logging long hours on your feet between clinicals and time in the SIMCARE CENTERTMBe sure to check the Student Handbook for more information about permitted styles and colors.



“New kicks for clinicals! Starting Peds this week!” - @futurenp_

3. Notecards

Notecards are vital to studying in nursing school. Whether you prefer hard copy notecards or a notecard app, having a central location for all of your definitions and notes is key.