Back to School Essentials: Nursing School Edition

Back to school and back in action! When getting ready to go back to nursing school, it can be a little overwhelming making sure you have all of your nursing school essential supplies ready. At Clove, we strive to make things a bit easier for you. Here are our recommendations for nursing school essentials.

1. Plan to Stay Organized

An academic planner can be crucial to your success in nursing school. Make sure you know what days you have classes, labs, homework due, and all other essential due dates written down so nothing is forgotten. Of course, you can use any academic planner you want, but RekMed’s student nurse planner is our favorite (for obvious reasons).

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2. Support From the Bottom Up

High-quality nursing school shoes are a nursing school essential. No, you may not be a nurse quite yet, but you are in school to become one. Standing for long periods of time is something that will definitely be part of the curriculum. Clove’s all white nursing school shoes are extremely comfortable, supportive, and abide by nursing school dress codes.

3. Compress to Decompress

If you’re already in nursing school, I’m sure we don’t have to lecture you on what compression socks do. If you stand for long periods of time, compression socks are great for keeping your blood flowing, inflammation down, and preventing future issues with veins in the legs.

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4. Stay Hydrated!

Staying hydrated in general is so important for our bodies. It is especially important to stay hydrated when in class for hours a day. Having a reusable water bottle with you is not only great for staying hydrated, it is great for the environment!

5. Tune it Out

A nursing school essential that many might not think of would be noise canceling headphones. When trying to study for an important test, you can be sure to have complete silence wherever you are. Our favorites are the SONY Noise Canceling Headphones, that even have built-in Alexa! 


Other than the obvious nursing school essential supplies, like scrubs, stethoscopes, and laptops, we wanted to give you some nursing school essentials that are not top of mind, but will drastically help you in your journey to becoming a nurse. Don’t forget, if you get overwhelmed or stressed to breathe through it and remind yourself why you are doing it! Try out the Calm app for guided meditations, white noise, and stress-relieving methods.