To become a nurse, you have to make a huge commitment. With class time, clinicals and exams, you’re not going to have much spare time. You’re also going to have to purchase textbooks, scrubs and other supplies.
To help you save time and money, we’ve got tips on where you will find the best prices on the supplies you need.
- Textbooks: Be smart, you don’t have to buy your nursing textbooks at full price. Buying textbooks used or renting them online will save you a lot of cash. At Textbooks.com, you’ll find all of your required nursing texts available used, new, and digitally as eTextbooks. When you’re done with your nursing degree, you can make some money back by selling your used books to Textbooks.com!
- Lab coats: Another must-have. Allheart has a wide variety of basic lab coat styles at everyday low and discount prices like the WonderWink Student Lab Coat. With the money you save, get your name embroidered on your lab coat for a personal touch that will also prevent loss or theft.
- Scrubs: Shop smart, get the best value in classic scrub tops, pants and sets by selecting quality brands designed for durability, like the Cherokee Workwear Unisex V-Neck 3-Pocket Solid Scrub Top. It looks great on everyone and will last as long as you need it to.
- Stethoscopes: You don’t want to skimp on quality when you purchase your first stethoscope, but when you’re a student, you also need a great price. With folks like you in mind, allheart offers a full line of high quality, discount stethoscopes.
Follow these tips for saving time and money and move to the head of your nursing school class! You’ll have the quality tools you need for your training and you’ll still have some happy coins jingling in your pockets.
This week we salute nurse practitioners! As licensed, expert clinicians, nurse practitioners have an increasingly vital role to play in our health system.
With a health care provider shortage at the top of the national agenda, nurse care practitioners are prepared to provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients across the country. Already, more than 916 million visits are made to Nurse Practitioners every year.
National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 10-16, 2013, is a time to celebrate the more than 171,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States. NP’s provide primary, acute and specialty health care services and partner with their patients, guiding them to make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices.
Show a nurse practitioner your appreciation this week with something thoughtful from allheart’s selection of gifts and accessories. This Prestige Medical gold-plated tac pin would be a thoughtful gift for your favorite NP or for yourself!
The holiday spirit is in the air and you can add to the fun with a scrub top in a seasonal print or color.
Celebrate the winter season with this beautiful White Swan scrub top or this sporty White Cross scrub top, each with a snowflake print.
If you want a top with a Christmas theme, this cotton V-neck from Peaches features a Santa and snowman print and even sparkles with extra glitter.
Here’s an adorable Tooniforms scrub top from Cherokee that features Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and a little holiday romance!
And if you’re looking for a top that has a holiday feel but can be worn all year long, this flattering Cherokee Flexibles top is the perfect choice in a sophisticated green geometric print.
Guys look great in green, too. Here’s a Cherokee Workwear V-neck in hunter green.
Allheart has lots more seasonal scrub tops to choose from.
Chilly weather gives you an opportunity to refresh your look with layers! A few new layers that you can mix and match and you’ll feel like you have a whole new wardrobe.
Underscrub T-shirts are available in many rich colors and cool textures. Layer a tee under your scrub top and you can create all sorts of pretty color combinations. Go for a tone-on-tone look, put a rich fall color over a classic white, long sleeve T-shirt. Here’s the Crocs Women’s Crackle Long Sleeve Underscrub layered under the Vickie V-Neck Solid Scrub Top) or go bold and layer a fall neutral over a hot pink. This is Smitten’s V-Neck Yoke Solid Scrub Top layered over the Long-Sleeve Crewneck Underscrub.
Layers look great on guys as well. You’ll be echoing the latest runway looks if you layer a light color over a darker one. Here’s the White Swan Fundamentals Men’s Everything Solid Top layered over the White Swan Fundamentals Men’s Long Sleeve Underscrub.
Don’t overlook scrub warm ups. Scrub jackets are also available in many rich and versatile colors, or consider the latest prints for up-to-the-minute style. Here’s the Cherokee Workwear Women’s Stretch Warm Up Solid Scrub Jacket you can layer on in beautiful solid colors. The Med Couture Women’s Print Warm Up Jacket let’s you add a beautiful print to your uniform.
This pretty, playful, pink-ribbon print scrub top comes from the Koi Happiness collection.
Most of us are aware of Breast Cancer. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Breast Cancer Foundation reminds women they should have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages, and that everyone should encourage women they know to create such a plan.
You can learn how to create an early detection plan, get more information about the disease and treatment, or learn about hosting a fundraiser to provide mammograms to women in need at the Foundation’s website.
You can help promote awareness by wearing your pink ribbon scrubs and accessories during the month of October. There are many flattering and eye-catching items included in allheart’s huge selection. Wearing them shows your support for the cause and gives you a way to open a discussion about Breast Cancer Awareness with your patients and co-workers.
See some of our favorite scrubs and accessories with a Breast Cancer Awareness theme on Pinterest.
Bring your wild side to work! Wearing an on-trend animal print scrub top is a subtle way to let everyone know you’re a little bit fierce, and allheart offers a large selection of functional and comfortable styles.
Large animal prints have become a fashion staple, so for a classy and classic look, opt for large animal prints in traditional colors, like this print scrub top from Baby Phat.
For a contemporary look, choose animal prints in bright colors, like a Cherokee Tooniforms top that blends Hello Kitty with a cheetah print, or a cheetah print mock-wrap top from Koi Happiness scrubs in a beautiful blue.
Today is National Career Nursing Assistants’ Day, the first day of Nursing Assistants and Direct Care Workers Week. Nursing assistants dedicate their lives to providing hands-on care to the elderly and disabled. They use their wisdom and experience to insure the well-being of others. Today is a day to acknowledge the important work they do and advocate for support and training for direct care workers.
Show your appreciation to the Nursing Assistant in your life, or show pride in your profession with your choice of one of the beautiful pins celebrating nursing assistants in the allheart collection.