Keeping Nursing Textbooks...??? - page 3

Just had a quick question for all you new nurses...I'm starting work as a nurse on April 23rd, and was wondering how many of you kept your old nursing textbooks....I am in the process of selling my... Read More

  1. by   RedWeasel
    Keep em.
  2. by   parko
    I've kept all my notes and books from uni- not that I really plan on using them (i access what i need via the net these days...) but just cos im a hoarder- never seem to be able to toss things away!

    If you can get decent money for them (or even help out someone who may not be able to pay full price for them) then sell them. If you dont think you will need them, go for it! As was re-iterated to me whilst I was a student, "there are more resources out there than just text books!" If you sell them, and suddenly need to know something new, there are always other places to go to find new info

    parko
  3. by   caliotter3
    I've kept mine as the basis of my professional library.
  4. by   miss arron
    i'm a book junkie, so i'll never get rid of them
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    I would keep the books. They were your blood sweat and tears, and can be great references for the future. I have not thrown mine away, still refer to them every now and then. I also purchased one new one that was more inclusive than others.
  6. by   Clarise
    I am a week and 1/2 away from taking the NCLEX. As soon as I know that I have passed, I am boxing up all of my textbooks and putting them in the attic! I am also going to give all my NCLEX prep materials to my friend who will need them next year. I can't wait to clean off my desk!
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from Clarise
    I am a week and 1/2 away from taking the NCLEX. As soon as I know that I have passed, I am boxing up all of my textbooks and putting them in the attic! I am also going to give all my NCLEX prep materials to my friend who will need them next year. I can't wait to clean off my desk!
    I did the same thing with my NCLEX material. Goodness knows I don't want to relive that memory. My friend is telling me now that she intends to pass my stuff to the next person as well.
  8. by   Mommy TeleRN
    I am keeping. My peds and maternity are a bit outdated now as is my Fundamentals. New editions were coming out as we used them and now they aren't worth much. I have already been using my Med Surg to clarify things now that I'm USING the info. And I am restudying pharm to understand the med classes I use more in cardiac.
    My Saunders..hmm I don't know..may give it to a friend.
  9. by   abundantjoy07
    I have kept most of my books from nsg school. I am planning on selling my theories & research books, my leadership & mgt books, mental health, and those pre-nursing books I never got rid of.

    I couldn't imagine getting rid of them all as they were uber expensive and have good information inside of them.

    Oh, my Kaplan book is going too. I never cracked that book open more than twice.
  10. by   medchick
    I kept most of my books but most of them are packed. I use my peds book and drug book.
  11. by   jessi1106
    I am keeping everything...yes it's probably silly, as I could use the internet..I also keep almost all of the artwork my daughters create...lol
  12. by   ArizonaMark
    If you are going into a particular specialty such as psych., wouldn't hurt. Even the med/surge are great references when you come home questioning some part of your day.
    Though, I must say, due to the lightning speed of medical advances, there is a good chance that your books may be outdated after a couple of years.
    Something to think about ...
    Mark :spin:
  13. by   nyapa
    Quote from miss arron
    i'm a book junkie, so i'll never get rid of them
    I'm like you. Can't get rid of them. I was an enrolled nurse for years and have collected a few books on the way. Perhaps I should get rid of some, but then I will regret doing it when I want to look up something. I wiped all my assignments and articles I had gleaned from databases off my computer: I have regretted it sincerely.

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