Required Lab and Clinical Materials

White Coat – Order Deadline is November 23rd

Students will be issued a white MCPHS University lab coat and name badge, free of charge, at Orientation. Please go to this link and complete the White Coat Order Form by Wednesday, November 23rd.

Scrubs – Order Deadline is December 7th

Students must purchase official MCPHS University scrubs prior to the start of the program. The scrubs will include the MCPHS University logo as well as your first name and last initial. These will be worn for all labs and clinical experiences, and will identify you as an MCPHS University student. We recommend that each student purchase two sets of scrubs (tops and bottoms) and one warm-up jacket. Any questions about scrubs may be directed to the Lab Manager, Professor Normile, at

Scrubs Fitting – Wednesday, December 7th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Room 105 in the Brant Building at 22 Fir St., Manchester, NH

Please RSVP to Abbie Briscoe at or 603.314.1746 if you plan to attend the fitting. If you are not able to attend this fitting, please go to the McGill’s store at 410 Chestnut Street in Manchester before December 7th to order your scrubs. McGill’s can be reached at 603.627.3472. Scrubs must be ordered by December 7th in order for you to receive them for the start of the program.


Shoes must be white or black, non-canvas, and rubber-soled, with closed-toe and closed-heel. No logo should be visible. You are not required to purchase special nursing shoes. Any questions about shoes may be directed to the Lab Manager, Professor Normile, at


A stethoscope with a diaphragm and bell is required. We recommend the Littmann Classic II SE ($84) or the Littmann Cardiology III ($162), but you may choose to purchase any model. Stethoscopes may be purchased from McGill’s or another vendor such as Work’N Gear, 1111 S. Willow St., Manchester or Pocket Nurse, 800.225.1600.


Penlights can be purchased from McGill’s for $5 or from any vendor.

Wristwatch with Second Hand

You will need a wristwatch with a sweeping second hand (not digital) for use in lab and clinical experiences. This may be purchased from McGill’s for $17 - $31 or from any vendor.

Manual Blood Pressure Cuff

An average adult/large size cuff is needed. Please make sure the cuff is latex-free, nylon or other material that can be cleaned, not cloth.