Book Recommendations

  1. So I am at a crossroads right now. I know for sure that I want to become an LPN... but right now, life is going to make me have to wait at least 3+ yrs before I will be able to pursue that dream (schooling).
    Some have suggested that I just go for my RN instead and do my pre-reqs right now, although I'm not as sure if I want to become an RN, but I have been definitely thinking about it.

    Can anyone recommend some great nursing books for LPN's and/or RNs, for people considering getting into nursing?

    I'm thinking of getting "101 Reasons to be a Nurse" by Vilmarn Saviski.

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   Dixielee
    I don't have any book recommendations, but I think you have access to the best resource on the market right here on this forum. You can spend days and days reading threads on nursing, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    Take a look at each of the forums, ask questions and see what your gut tells you.

    You may want to do some volunteer work at a hospital to get a feel for what you may be in for. There is nothing like seeing it to understand what you may experience. Good luck.
  4. by   GI Jackie
    I agree that you have at the tip of your mouse pointer more info than you will ever find in a book. I first started in school with the grand notion of being and MD. So as I sat in school pumping out my sciences, I realized that I would be 30 before I would be able to have a family and that just wasn't for me. So, I decided to go to nursing school instead. At that time, I didn't know the difference between a CNA, LPN or RN, to me they were all nurses. I did some research into pay, responsibilty, etc. and chose RN. All my Pre-Med stuff transferred over and now here I am. Been an RN for 7.5 years and I would not have chosen differently. I get a pretty good wage for what I do. Not to offend any LPN's but I don't think that they get paid fairly. They do alot of the foot work and get very little reward just from what I have seen. So you know my position is going to be just go straight for the RN school and knock our your pre req's now. You'll be better off in the long run.Good luck in your endeavor whatever you choose!

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