Essential Items for Nurses
Sneakers: Since you're going to be on your feet for over 12 hours. I recommend a comfortable pair of sneakers.
Stethoscope: Buy yourself a light stethoscope. Preferably a Littman.
Watch: A watch with second hand and a rubber strap. Don't buy a watch with a leather strap, it will get soaked.
Pens: Cheap black colored Pens. You'll lose them and you will need to replace them often.
Scissors: Surgical steel 5" scissors
Sharpie: Black thin tip permananet marker.
Retractable id Card Holder: It will save you from having to lean down to scan in to the door or computer.
Healthy Snacks: Dried fruit, Mountain Mix, Raisins. Anything that you can eat quickly and pack in your pocket.