I hope I don't offend anyone by posting a msg here since I haven't even been to school yet, but I figure who would better know the answer to my questions than a nurse! I have no previous training, and don't actually start school until next year. I have 3 wonderful little girls, who take up a lot of my time, so I was wondering if it would be silly to try and learn a little b4 hand. Can anyone tell me the name of a book that I could buy that is used in the classrooms today? Any advice on any materials to study to help get me prepared would be greatly appreciated. Needless to say, I'm scared to death, but also determined! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 12, '01
Contact the school of nursing or schools bookstore for a list of current textbooks they are recommending for your first nursing course. Each year, professors revise their recomended text books, so may be a different text come May. If the school has been using the same fundamentals book for 3 years, odds on they will use the same one.
OR , you can see if the bookstore has a used book for purchase, that way if the book is changed, won't have a big outlay of cash.
Alternate, is borrow a textbook from local library or the school library, if they permit guests to borrow (if not taking prerequesites yet.) Hope this helps.
Can also start by just studying medical terminology
from a nursing website for review...that's usually a bigger hurdle.
Hope this helps.
Good web site to start with:
Edited for spelling....Brain where's our spell checker!
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 12, '01