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Because it is my passion to empower nursing students to succeed, I created the STRAIGHT A NURSING STUDENT PLANNER. This is the planner I wish I'd had while in nursing school, and it was born of my need to keep a busy schedule organized and my love of making lists. Sound like you?
Our planners are in both dated digital and undated pre-printed formats. Both formats include:
- two-page monthly spread and a space to remind yourself of your new good habit for the month.
- two-page weekly spread with days in vertical, hourly columns from 0600 to 2100.
- each weekly spread includes space for multiple lists to keep home, school and assignments on track...your busy life just got manageable!
- a bills tracker and savings tracker to help keep your finances on goal
- project planning pages to help you keep group projects on schedule
- page for birthdays/anniversaries, future planning and goal setting
- dedicated space to keep track of things you want to explore when you have free time again (restaurants, books, TV shows, products, websites, and more!)
- AND the best part is, each weekly spread contains useful Nursing Facts to help you rise to the top of the class!
"I'm OBSESSED with this planner! It's amazing for nursing school. My student affairs office suggested planning my studying exactly how this planner broke it all down! I love it and have seen a dramatic improvement in my organization"
"This is one of the best planners I have used. The printing company suggested by the seller is great. The paper weight is thick enough that nothing bleeds through. I highly recommend this planner to all student nurses. If you use it, it will keep you on track."
"Your planners have helped so much during nursing school. This is my second one and won’t be my last!! I love making lists and your planner fits my life!"
"This planner is so cool! I really like the layout of it. There’s a place for me to put deadlines for assignments and things to get done around the house. Usually I have to have a planner for school and a planner for stuff outside of it, but I can do both with this."
"This planner has it all! I use it multiple times a day and it keeps me on track with knowing exactly what I need to be doing. In nursing school it is easy to become overwhelmed and not know which way is up sometimes, this planner alleviates that. I especially love that weekly planning boxes. I use this to break up my assignments, readings, and studying throughout the week. Great job!!!!"
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Do you have a digital planner that starts May 2021? I am starting in May 🙂
Hi Molly, we don’t. Our planners begin in January and July. However, if you purchase the July digital version, send an email to us and we’ll get you the current version that includes May so you can start right away 🙂
Awesome thank you! Will do! 🙂
Nessa told me how awesome your calendar is and I would love to buy one from you. Do you have any available for the entire year of 2015? I see on your site that you have one that goes through Aug 2015. Thanks so much!
The one on the website (titled Jan 2015) is for the full year. And you can get it printed for cheap at 9centcolorcopies.com.
Good luck with school!
I would like to buy one ! How much!
Please visit the link to the Etsy shop…they’re $15 for the PDF 🙂
I bought the 2018 planner last year and absolutely loved it! I missed out on getting the 2019 planner before it sold out. Will there be a pdf version available for this year? Thanks & have a great new year!
Yes…the digital version is available in the Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing 🙂
Is there any way of getting the 2019 hard copy planner ?
Hi there! Sorry but it has sold out! If you sign up for our email list, we’ll alert you when the next version (July-June) launches!
Does the planner start in January, or in the fall? I thought I read somewhere that you could choose the start date of the planner. Yes?
It starts in January…I had originally planned to do a rotating start, but then time got away from me! I’ll have January and July starts from here on out.
Hi there! Will you have a download for a July start? I already bought your original planner, but it ends in June. Would like to order another, please.
I am REALLY hoping that I will! It should be available end of May 🙂
Hi there! The download shown above – does it begin with a 2016 month and then go through December 2017?
It is July 2016 to June 2017!
I am REALLY hoping that I will! It should be available end of May 🙂
OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I truly enjoy this calendar!! You have done a fantastic job! I look forward to buying it after May! Makes nursing school so much more easier when I’m organized 🙂
Hi! Do you have an already printed version of the planner? And if not, how many pages would you say there is in a planner? Just so I can get an estimate on how much it would cost to print it out at a local store in my area.
No, I don’t offer a pre-printed yet…but hope to for 2017! You can get it pritned at 9centcolorcopies.com for less than $25 (and I think that includes a cover, coil and shipping!). I’ve heard they do really good work!
Hope that helps!
It’s about 85 pages…SUPER expensive to take to Kinkos or Staples…either print at home or send to a place like 9centcolorcopies!
I apologize for not seeing this sooner. Someone just posted that they had it printed at http://www.9centcolorcopies.com (printed, coiled, covered and shipped) for $23. That is a ridiculously good deal. I would NOT recommend taking to a Kinkos or anything…SUPER SUPER SUPER expensive. Nothing against Kinkos or Staples, but it’s crazy expensive!
I bought it about a week ago on Etsy and sent the file to 9cent. They replied … in 1 minute! Gave the estimate, printed and shipped the same day. I was literally shocked. They are based in Canada, but I received it in 2-3 days (with the weekend). The total price for printing, coiling, covering with shipping to Texas was $22.94!
I don’t start school till end of August but wanted to have a new planner and just practice using it for my needs. So far I’m very happy!
Thank you Nurse Mo!
Thanks for the helpful information, Irin! Glad you like it!
So, I really love your planner, but I was trying to see about getting the half size. When I look at your Etsy I’m not entirely sure what traits the full size and half size share, and whether I could get any of the inserts in the half size? I’m sorry, I’m sure you have some information on this somewhere I just couldn’t find it. Thanks so much!
There is no half-size version of the nursing school planner at all…sorry! The half-size planner you see on Etsy is different in many ways…it is undated (which is great since you can start at any time), doesn’t have the “nursing” facts on it, doesn’t have project pages for organizing group projects, does not include the budget tracker or the yearly calendar. It does include space for lists, which is great…it’s more bare bones than the nursing student version, but still really great! You should be able to look at the photos on Etsy to see what the differences are. I hope that helps!
I’m not sure what inserts you are referring to, but I can tell you that at this time I am not in the process of re-sizing anything…so the size you see is the size it is. 🙂
I LOVE THIS. As a new student nurse this fall with three little ones at home, this will help tremendously with keeping everything strait. Are there any stickers with this?
It doesn’t come with any stickers and I don’t have any available at this time. Maybe in a few weeks when life slows down.
This is an absolutely AMAZING planner!! I use it every single day!!! It keeps me so organized and on time. This is the best planner for nursing majors or any major really if you want to be nice and organized. A lot of people comment on mine all the time! Thanks for the amazing planner!!
So glad you love it! Looking to have a preprinted version available for 2016 🙂
Is this planner still available for purchase since when I click on the link it says unavailable.
So sorry for the delay Deanna….i’ve been crazy busy! If you go to Etsy and look for the shop Petunia Paper, you’ll see it there! In the meantime I’ll try to get the link updated. Thanks for letting me know!
Sorry, just saw this. If you are able to update the link I’m still very interested in purchasing as well. Thanks!
You can find the planner on Etsy…look for the shop “Straight A Nursing”. Enjoy!
Hi Mo, are you still selling the nursing school planner? When I follow the link to your Etsy shop I don’t see it. I’m starting nursing school in January and would love to purchase. Thanks and happy holidays!
I have it on my Etsy shop “Petunia Paper.” Sorry for the delay!
Hi! When will you have more planners available? They show sold out on Etsy. Thanks!
I did sell out, but made the PDF version available! On Etsy also!
I was wondering if you would have anymore planners soon??
I have the 2016 one in my Etsy shop “Petunia Paper”. Hope that helps!
I have contacted that website you recommend to print coil and ship the planner. Do you have a link you could send me for the 2016 year version? I need to send them a link and looking at your site I can’t find a direct one to send them. Thank you!
Hi Nurse Mo! Absolutely love the planner! I have the 2015-June 2016 planner. I get tons of compliments! Keeps me incredibly organized in nursing school! I know the new calendar begins Jan 2016. Do you have one that I can purchase right after my current one ends, in June 2016? Or would be able to purchase one for July 2016 continuing for a year? Thank you so much!!!!
I am hoping to have one for July 2016-June 2017…guess I’d better get busy! I am playing around with the idea of making a half-size one, but just am not sure if it will work. Hmmm…
Can I get one from March 2016 to march 2017 please?
Sorry…I don’t do custom orders. I get asked this all the time, though! These planners take HOURS to create, so the only way it makes sense from an economic standpoint is to make them for a general audience. It would probably take me about 60 hours to make a custom planner…and at my freelance rate that would cost thousands…pretty sure no one will pay that (even though they are super awesome!) I do have one that is UN-DATED so you can start anytime. It’s slightly different, but the same concept. I’ll look and see if I have any left (it is pre-printed and ready to go!).
If you can print the pages at home, you can take your stack to Fedex/KINKOS and they spiral bound it for me with clear front and back covers for about $5. Be sure to print double sided ; )
Great tip, Amy!
I want to 2nd this! Cheapest way to go. Add a couple custom pages of your own creation if you want, print at home, & bring it in. Office Depot/OfficeMax is under $5 for ~100 pages, coil bound, w/cover (despite what their online order/quote tool says). For ~$20 total you have the World’s Best Nursing School Planner, printed, bound, and covered! That’s cheaper than any no-so-amazing store bought planner. And you can create a couple pages of your own to tailor it even further to your needs!
Are we going to be able to order this planner on your website this summer?
It’s on the home page, Klara! Look on the right side (if you’re using a desktop) and you’ll see it. There’s a Buy Now button. You can also order it from the Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/straightanursingstudent. Hurry…they’re almost sold out!
Hi Kiara…sorry for the delay, I don’t know how I missed this…and YES! It is available now 🙂
Hey Nurse Mo I just received your amazing planner yesterday! I am so excited to use it. Thank you so much.
Fabulous! Let me know how you like it!
Hello Nurse Mo! Your planner is AMAZING!!! I love the way it is set up and I most especially love that I am able to plan my whole month and see all the events in 1 single page without having to flip through pages back and forth. Thank you so much!
So glad you like it, Mylene! Good luck with school 🙂
First off, I think this is a great idea & I’m so happy I’ve stumbled across your page! Is the $29.99 planner available on this website the actual printed nursing version that can be sent to me? Thanks!
I MIGHT have two printed ones left…I need to check my inventory in the morning. If I do, then they will go up for sale on the Etsy site…(not the link here). So, check the Etsy site on Wednesday and if I have any, that’s where they’ll be. After those are gone, then I’ll only have the PDF ones ( which you can have printed at a couple of places for pretty cheap if you don’t want to print it yourself.).Hope that helps!
Hi will you have more printed planners for sell? I really wanted to buy one and they are sold out. Please let me know. Thanks!
I “might” have two extras laying around. I will verify tomorrow, so keep an eye out! I’ll put them on the Etsy store if I have any extra. After those are gone, it’s just the PDF versions until I print more for the January planners.
Thanks for checking!
Just got my planner in the mail. Love it! Starting school in August.
Fantastic! Staying organized is half the battle…you’re going to do great!
Are you officially out of planners LOL? I bought the PDF, but would love to nab an already printed one since I live nowhere near anywhere to bind it.
You can have it printed at 9centcolorcopies.com…they’ll print and bind it for you. Their website is under construction, but you just email them your order. Email to the Vancouver office (you’ll see it on the website).
Good luck with school!!
Thanks! I’ll do that!
Do you or anyone else have some photos of the printed version of the planner from 9centcopies? I’m just tickled with excitement to get it (already ordered), but really would like Live Photos of their work and didn’t think to ask them before purchase, but texture and thickness of pages within? Thanks!!!
Going to use it for second semester starting in a couple weeks and see how it goes!
Oh and help with two major fears! Med surg and pharm! What is the big picture? What’s the problem or why are they the most dreaded? The books etc always look like rocket science at first and then eventually they seem routine and not THAT bad. Although, I already knew the majority of skill etc for first semester as I was an active duty corpsman, but second semester will be full of detailed info that wasn’t necessary for pt care I provided while active. Keep them alive was the point or keep them fit for duty, not so in depth as far as pharmacological aspects or specific disease related/lab related information.
Hi Sam…I think there might be some pictures of it on my Twitter feed if you want to dig back a bit. But, I can tell you that people seem to be pleased with their work, if that helps!
Med Surg and Pharm are dreaded because they’re pretty heavy classes….loads of info and tricky exams! Pharm can involve a lot of memorization, which could take a lot of time. Hope that helps!
Hi I was just wondering what size this planner is – is it A4 or A5?
It’s 8.5 inches by 11 inches!
Hi Nurse Mo,
Do you have planners that start in January of 2017? Also, I don’t see the “buy now” button to purchase one.
Here is a link to Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/260379631/2017-chevron-academic-planner-for?ref=shop_home_feat_2
I’ll have to figure out what is going on with the Shop Now button..thanks for letting me know!
I fixed it!
Would you be able to add the month of May/June 2017 to one? My program starts this month?!
Sorry Danielle…I don’t have the ability (or time!) to do custom orders. Sorry!!! Best of luck in your program! You’re going to ROCK IT!
Can I buy this planner already made? Really want one soon.
Hi Yvonne…I don’t sell them pre-printed, but having it printed at the place I recommend is pretty fast…about a week. Thanks!
Hi the planner that you have now for sale 2017-2018 does it start from Jan 2017 or June 2017 ?
It’s July 2017 to June 2018. I guess I’ll go back and look at the description to ensure this is clear. Thanks!!
How do i order a planner??? HELP PLEASE
Hi there…go to http://www.etsy.com/StraightANursing
just bought mine from etsy and ordered from the 9cent copy place : ) so excited! I start nursing school in august, but still finishing up my last A&P and micro over the summer so will start using it sooner!
My only question was, you’d said its supposed to be double sided but I didn’t see that option in the directions/settings for 9cent copies … not really worried about it as I’m sure it functions fine as a single page … more just curious
When it prints as a book it is double-sided automatically…let me know if you have any issues so I can make sure the instructions are clear…but no one else has had issues.
Good luck with school!!!
Is there a bundle that we can purchase that includes all of the additional bundles and information sheets (electrolytes, etc.) or do you have to separately add them to the ‘original planner’ instead?
The planner includes all the “tracking” items (bills, etc…) and the electrolytes are separate. Hope that helps!
I may be a little retarded but I just purchased this planner and love it. However, the the pages that showes calendar view printed out backwards. The end of the month page is before the beginning of the month. How can I fix that?
That would have something to do with your printer settings and I’m not able to help you with that. The best way to fix it is to look up how to print items using the particular printer/PDF reader you are currently using.
Please report back so you can help others who might have the same issue!
Hi there! I love the look of your planner. I’m a planner junkie and have bought several this summer that just don’t seem to fill the bill (including a stab at bullet journaling – which I’m pretty sure I won’t have TIME to do once I start school.) So, I’m starting the nursing program in one week and am – again – looking for something better when I stumbled on your planner…. I’m curious, what are the colorful little boxes on the page where you indicate that you can keep tracking lists for each area of your life? there are, I believe, 18 little boxes for each day of the week, blues and greens and one final salmon color. I hope it’s not obvious to everyone in the world but me…. Thanks!!!
Those little boxes are to ensure you keep taking GREAT care of yourself while you’re in school…the blue ones are for water, the green ones are for fruits/veggies and the orange one is for something that brings you JOY! You mark them off as you go along your day to ensure you are doing your best for YOURSELF during this very busy and stressful time 🙂
Hope that helps!
YES! thank you! I was sure it was for something great but couldn’t find a legend of sorts. I LOVE it! Thank you! Placing my order today!!
Hi! I officially start nursing school at the end of this month and I’m beyond excited!! I currently keep a planner but I’m not super committed to my layout, but it’s in a travelers notebook, which I am very committed to lol. I was wondering if any of your followers had this printed out and bound travelers notebook insert style, and if so, how well it worked for them.
I don’t know what a traveler’s notebook is…but if it’s not 8.5×11, then it definitely wouldn’t work. Maybe someone here will chime in that knows what a traveler’s notebook is! Sorry I’m not more help 🙂
I would like to prchase a planner. How do I go about that? Thanks!
Go to http://www.Etsy.com/shop/StraightANursing
I’m starting my BSN program in Jan. My school (UNLV) distributed your Thrive Guide to all Spring ’18 admits at our contract signing. That little book is PACKED with valuable information. I love it! It’s already brought my anxiety level way down, just knowing I’m equipped with your valuable insights & tips. This planner is all that I’ve been looking for throughout my Gen Ed. schooling. A way to keep track of EVERYTHING in life that my brain isn’t always good at keeping up with on its own. I’m ordering as soon as Fin. Aid comes in!
Just an update for anyone trying to figure out how to print this cheap. While at Office Depot, I asked about how much it would cost to bring in ~100 pages (printed at home on my laser printer), and have them coil bound. She said $3.50, add about a buck extra for a plastic cover.
I want planner I can keep with me at all times in my purse. My current planner is smaller than 8.5×11. Is it possible to print this in a smaller size?
Not at this time, but it’s definitely something we’re exploring! Thanks so much for your feedback…it means a lot!
Is there anyway I could get June of 2018 added to mine?
Would have LOVED this – seems like a great planner, but (and this is just a thought) the height/weight, etc. tracker is super triggering as I am recovering from an ED. I need to stay far away from things like that. If there is ever one featured without detailed food/exercise trackers, I will be sure to purchase, though 🙂
Will you be getting anymore planners? I want to order one but it says they are all sold out
Hi there! I emailed you 🙂
Hi Nurse Mo!
I too, am wondering if you will be restocking any more planners? Also, I am a huge fan of your thrive guide book!! Thank you for all of the tips for success!
Hi there! For anyone looking for the printed planners…we print twice a year and when they’re gone, they’re gone. So far there has been HUGE demand, so we are increasing our print quantities for next time. The January planners launch in October, and the July planners launch in April. For now we have the PDF versions available so that you can still get it and have it printed on your own (instructions are sent with purchase to have it printed, bound and shipped to you). Hope that helps!
It’s for 12 months (2019) and you can click on the links or go to http://www.etsy/com/shop/straightanursing
When will you have more planners available? They’re all sold out!☹️
The printed ones go FAST! But we do have the digital file available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing
If you join our email list, we will let you know when the July version launches 🙂
Hi, I just discovered your planners and even though I have a planner, I would love yours instead. Will you be restocking anytime soon? I begin nursing school next week!????
We sold out of the printed ones (they always go fast!) but we do have the digital file available at our Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing
Good luck with school!!!
Hi, can you tell me if there is an option for holidays in different countries? (eg. Australia)
Sorry, no. Just the US holidays.
Will there be a 2019 PDF available soon?
Hi Katelyn, we are now selling the July 2019-June 2020 versions at our Etsy shop!
Will you be printing any planners again soon? How can I get a notification when the next ones come out?
Hi Cynthua…once they sell out they are gone. At this time our plans are to go completely digital. If that changes, we’ll certainly let you know! If you sign up for the email list, we send out updates and announcements periodically.
When will the next planner be out?
Hi Jennifer…the next version is the January to December one, and that comes out in October!
This seems like this will be really expensive to print out an entire years planner this massive and I would not even know how to put it together or how to make it look the way I needed. I dont understand why this is only offered digitally and not an option to buy an actual planner and have it mailed to you. Really wanted to purchase this but I guess I will have to look for something on amazon.
Ashley…thank you so much for sharing your concerns. The reason it’s not offered as a printed one right now is that they sold out in record time….these planners (even the digital versions) are incredibly popular and they sell out FAST!
When you order a digital version, I provide detailed step-by-step instructions for having the digital file printed, laminated and bound through a company called 9centcolorcopies.com…so essentially you don’t have to do ANYTHING except upload it to their website and follow the directions. They charge about $28 for all of that, including shipping. Thousands of students have done so with no problems at all…it’s really easy!
I hope that helps…and if not I hope you find something you love! A proper planner makes such a huge difference in being organized for school 🙂
I do sincerely hope you continue to find value in the vast amount of FREE content here on the site. Best of luck with school!
I love your planner! I just wish I was able to get the planner with the tabs. When will more be printed? I am set for this school year but would love to get one with the tabs for the next!
We are not printing them at this time, so they are only available as printable PDF (and soon to be available formatted for your iPad!)…but I will send you a link to some adorable tabs you can add!
I am interested in purchasing a printable copy but I would like to add monthly tabs if you could also send me a link. Please and Thank you (:
Please see all the details here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing
I love your planner! Is there any news on when the iPad version will be released?
Hi there! We are finalizing the little details now…so very soon!
I have the planner for this school year and love it!! I thought I heard on one of the podcast episodes (don’t ask me which one, I listen to them all out of order as we’re studying something in my classes) that you were going to be coming out with a planner for after busy nurses after they’re out of nursing school. Am I crazy? Is this true? Is this still an upcoming thing or am I being blind?
Thank you so much for everything you do! I’ve told quite a few classmates about your podcast and website, and have 2 other students in my cohort using the planner as well!
Hi Charis….I did come out with a planner for “after school” for 2019, but then graduate school took over my life! I don’t have a version for this coming. year, but maybe in the future!
Just curious.. what pens are pictured with the planner?
You’re probably referring to either the Midliner highlighters or Papermate Flair pens…love ’em both!
When are the new planners going to be up for presale? I absolutely love this planner and want to keep using it.
They will be available this week!
Will printed versions be available for purchase like they were last round? I love my planner!
Hi Abbie…we have printable PDF versions and a great process in place with an online printer that makes it REALLY easy for you to have it printed, bound and laminated 🙂
So do you no longer sell hard copies?
Not right now. But we do know of a great online printer that will print, bind and laminate it for you. All instructions are sent with purchase and it’s super easy!
Where can I order a hard copy to be mailed to my girlfriend that is finishing her first semester in nursing school?
We don’t sell hard copies right now but if you purchase the PDF and don’t want to print it yourself, then I provide easy instructions to have it printed, bound and laminated. All instructions are sent with purchase 🙂
Where can I buy this planner at?
You can get it at http://www.etsy.com/shop.straightanursing
When will the August 2020-July 2021 planner be available?
Hi Elizabeth…we don’t have an August version, but we do have July 2020-June 2021 available now at http://www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing
Thanks so much for reaching out!
When will the 2021 planner be available?
Hi McKenzie…the 2021 planner will be available in October 🙂