16 Best Medical Bags for Nursing Students

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It’s fun to shop around for medical bags. For one, it’s a challenge finding the perfect medical bag for our needs. Nice and roomy with different compartments for the usual nurse paraphernalia is good. Durability and design are other additional considerations.

We’ve put together the best medical bags for nursing students. Find out which you like best!

1. Ultimate Nursing Bag

We start off with the ultimate nursing bag. Does it deserve its name?

The ultimate nursing bag boasts of pockets and compartments designed specifically for the nursing profession in mind. It has a total of 9 compartments. It has two side pockets with Velcro closures, a syringe holder and a key ring.

The ultimate nursing bag comes in different designs including a gray bag printed with the tools of the trade – a nursing cap, stethoscope and a syringe. Apart from the cute design, the ultimate nursing bag is water resistant to boot.

It measures 13″ X 9″ X 14″.

nurse mates ultimate bag

2. Curmio Nurse Bag

This bag doesn’t just look good. Considering its large capacity, it’s definitely a must-have item for nurses.

The bag features several stretchy pockets which you can use to keep your clinical supplies. It’s made with durable water-resistant nylon that allows it to keep up with the demands of your work

It also has a non-slip handle and padded shoulder strap so you won’t have to worry about comfort whenever you have to carry it to work.

It measures 16.5’’x9’’x14’’.

curmio nurse bag

3. Crest Design Nurse Tote

This bag is one of the most durable items you can buy on this list. Made with water-repellent nylon, you can take it to work without worrying about spilled coffee or other substances.

The details are nice, too. It comes with several pockets which you can use for organization. It even has a padded compartment for your laptop.

It measures: 15″L x 11″H x 6.3″D.

 4.  Falanko Backpack

Although this bag is designed to be a laptop bag, nurses will find this useful. Apart from the wide-open design, you’ll love that it’s made with waterproof and environmentally friendtly materials.

It also comes with a built-in USB charging cable design and a pocket for your power bank. These are convenient features to have when you need to work 12 hours or longer.

It measures 11.4″x 7″x 15.7″.

falanko backpack

5. Prestige Medical Nurse’s Car-GO Bag

The Prestige Medical Nurse bag is another popular bag for people in the medical profession, however, this is not a complete carry-all. Rather, it’s a bag for when you’re on the go visiting patients or need to have your equipment on hand. Users have reported fitting in their tools like a bp kit, ophthalmascope, otoscope, stethescope, reflex hammer, etc. in the multiple compartments.

It also has a bottom Velcro to hold the bag in place on cloth seats or floor.

Size is 13 x 4 x 6.5 inches.

prestige medical nurse bag

6. RA Bock Deluxe Nylon Nurse Bag

More bags for nurses with great reviews! This bag boasts of highest quality construction with the best zippers, velcro and nylon used.

This nurse bag has 14 open pocket interior compartments, an exterior file folder pocket, and a padded bottom.

It measures 14 x 9 x 5″.

ra bock nurse bag

7. Rothco Vintage Medic Bag w/ Cross

Nursing students who use the Rothco vintage medic bag report getting compliments for its looks and general satisfaction for its durability. There are some complaints about the flaps but the overall qualities of this bag appear to override this minor detail.

This book bag is made of cotton and has one large compartment.

rothco medic bag

 8. Prestige Medical Stick Nurse Tote Bag

This bag looks cute, right?

Even though it’s not that big, it should be enough to carry most of your essential items. The material is nice, particularly its water-resistant lining.

The bag features a hook-and-loop closure to keep everything inside secure. Inside, you’ll find a pocket where you can store your keys or purse.

prestige medical bag

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9. Medical Pack Tablet Computer / Netbook / iPad Shoulder Bag

The Medical Pack Shoulder Bag is another bag for nurses on the go. It is a lightweight and durable shoulder bag with room and pockets for carrying your gear. It also has a separate padded pocket to protect your iPad, tablet computer or netbook.

This shoulder bag has a surprise feature that other medical bags  don’t have. When the bag is zipped closed, a small travel-size padlock can be placed through the zipper and left side accessory loop to avoid theft of your valuables.

It measures 8.5 x 2.5 x 10.8 inches.

innovative care nurse bag

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10. So’each Canvas Nurse Bag

This bag is great for its casual style. You can take it to work, school, or when you need to shop.

Its body is made from 100% canvas while its tote strap is genuine leather. These are all durable materials.

It measures 15.5″x2.8″x14″.

so each canvas nurse bag

11. Heartsoul Women’s Convertible Nurse Backpack

The bag may seem pricey but its design and materials make it worth your hard-earned money. It’s specifically designed for healthcare workers.

With a convertible design, you can carry it as a shoulder bag or a top handle tote. It features three interior pockets and five exterior pockets, giving you all the space you need for your important items.

It measures 12-18.5″x15″x6″.

convertible nurse backpack

12. Lovevook Nurse Bag

This one looks sleek. Apart from that, it’s also durable. It has thick shoulder straps and strong handles you’ll love.

The bag comes with two compartments and 18 pockets. As for capacity, it’s 20L. You can safely keep your laptop and all your clinical supplies in it.

It measures 12″x7.5″x16″.

lovevook nurse bag

13. Curmio Home Health Nurse Bag

The bag has a large opening which makes taking out and putting in items a breeze. It also comes with a padded cushion to keep everything inside the bag safe, particularly your medical stuffs.

It features a detachable strap and durable handle. The bag also has this zippered pocket in the back where you can keep your personal items like your wallet and phone.

It measures: 15.8″x6.8″x13.2″.

curmio home health nurse bag

14. Large Nursing Zippered Tote Bags with Pockets

We love the design on this nursing tote bag. A lot of nurses would totally agree with it.

This tote is fully lined which makes it extra durable. Its handle is about 28 inches which is an ideal size for most people. It measures 13″W x 12H x 7″D.

large nursing zippered tote bags with pockets

15. La Packmore Water Repellent Nylon Shoulder Bag

This shoulder bag is on the pricey side but guarantees durability and comfort. Plus, it looks cute too!

It features streamlined stitching and a full-length zippered main compartment. It even comes with an internal organizer compartment that can fit laptops up to 14 inches.

With adjustable and detachable straps, you can carry the bag the way you want.

la packmore water repellent nylon shoulder bag

16. ReadyGO by Maevn Water-Resistant Clinical Tote Backpack

If you need a simple tote with a stylish design, you might like this ReadyGo Bag. It has side pockets where you can keep your bottles. Its shoulder straps are padded for extra comfort.

The bag features elastic and zippered pockets inside. Its handles, on the other hand, is made with 100% vegan leather handles.

readygo maevn water resistant clinical tote backpack

Whether you need a complete carry-all medical bag, a sturdy schoolbag, or a cute tote, we hope that you spied a few interesting choices from our list.

About the Author: 

Je Abarra is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Centre universitaire de santé McGill et IR-CUSM. For many years, Je wrote many amazing and informative posts for Nursebuff. She is very passionate about health and nursing, and loves to provide tips and fun facts about nursing and healthy living.

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