Book List

  1. Just curious - for those of you who have their textbook lists for first year nursing, what books are you using? Maybe we could exchange notes, etc. from our lectures.

    Medical-Surgical Nursing (Mosby)
    Pharmacology & the nursing Process (Mosby)
    Nursing Diagnosis (Lipponcott)
    Pediatric Nursing (Potts & Mandleco)
    Fundamentals of Nursing (Kozier)

    I know there are different editions, and similar titles, but if anyone has anything close to compare further on.

    Nycole
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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    don't know if i can remember my own name, but i'll try to remember some of the books we've used.

    potter & perry (mosby) fundamentals of nursing
    loudermilk (i think) essentials of maternity nursing
    can't recall off hand our psych book
    and we have smeltzer & bare (i think) for med/surg

    can you tell that nursing school has fried my brain?


    of course, we've also had supplemental text that i've bought on my own.

    taber's medical dictionary
    3 doenges care plan books (for med/surg, maternity and psych. i intend to purchase one for peds as well. awesome books)
    some sort of pocket assessment guide (which i never use)
    carpenito nursing diagnosis (useless for me but her care plan and diagnosis book is much better)
  4. by   subec
    Here's my list:

    Fundamentals of Nursing---Craven
    Health Assesment--Weber
    Pharmacological Basis--Clark
    Pathophysiology---Porth
    Fundamentals of Nursing---Kozier
    Nursing Diagnosis--Ackley
    Drug Dosage Calculations--Hegstad and Hayek

    We also have a few other supporting books, but these are the main ones.

    How am I ever going to be able to carry all of these around?:chuckle
    Last edit by subec on Jul 27, '02
  5. by   RNIAM
    Here are my books for the nursing program
    Handbook of nursing diagnosis(Carpenito)
    Mosby's diagnostic and laboratory test refernece (Pagana, K.D. and Pagana, T.J.)
    Taber's cyclopedia medical dictionary
    Fundamentals of nursing: the art & science of nursinf care Lippincott
    Optional is the study guide for Funamentals of nursing
    I also have to get A&p books and a textbook for health and nutrition
  6. by   StudentSandra
    ready
    first semester, this was easier to cut & paste from the floppy for the class module.


    1. ashwill, j., & droske, s. (1997). nursing care of children principles and practice. wb saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    2. rosner, c., & kiehne, a. (1997). study guide for ashwill & droske, nursing care of children principles and practice. wb saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    3. castillo, sandra. (1999). strategies, techniques and approaches to thinking: case studies in clinical nursing. w.b. saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    4. hodgson, b. & kizior, r. (2001). saunders nursing drug handbook 2001. w.b. saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    5. ignatavicius, r., workman, m. and mishler, m. (1999). medical surgical nursing across the health care continuum. (3rd ed.). wb. saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    6. ignatavicius, r., workman, m. and mishler, m. (1999). critical thinking study guide medical surgical nursing across the health care continuum. (3rd ed.). wb. saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    7. ignatavicius, r., workman, m. and mishler, m. (1999). pocket companion for medical surgical nursing across the health care continuum. (3rd ed.). wb. saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    8. kee, j. (1999). laboratory diagnostic tests with nursing implications. (5th ed.). appleton and lange: east norwalk, ct.

    9. kozier, b., erb, g., berman, a., and burke, k. (2000). fundamentals of nursing. (6th ed.). addison-wesley: reading. ma.

    10. kozier, b., erb, g., berman, a., and burke, k. (2000). study guide for fundamentals of nursing. (6th ed.). addison-wesley: reading. ma.

    11. lehne, r., moore, l., crosby, l., & hamilton, d. (2001). pharmacology for nursing care. (4th ed.). wb saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    12. czermok, l. (2001). study guide for lehne pharmacology for nursing. (4th ed.). w.b. saunders co.: st. louis, mo.

    13. ogden, s. (1999). radcliff and ogden's calculation of drug dosages. (6th ed.). mosby year book, inc.: st. louis, mo.


    14. williams, s., (1999). essentials of nutrition and diet therapy. (7th ed.). mosby, inc.: st. louis, mo.

    15. williams, s. (1999). study guide for essentials of nutrition and diet therapy. (7th ed.). mosby, inc.: st. louis, mo.

    16. zerwekh, joann & claborn, jo carol. (2000). nursing today: transition and trends. (3rd ed.). w.b. saunders co.: st. louis, mo.


    17. anderson, k. n., anderson, l. e. & glanze, w. p. (1998). mosby's medical, nursing and allied health dictionary. (5th ed.). mosby, inc.: st. louis, mo.

    18. doenges, m., moorhouse, m. & geissler, a. (2000). nursing care plans: guidelines for individualizing patient care. (5th ed.). f. a. davis co.: philadelphia, pa.

    19. sparks, s. m. & taylor, c. m. (2001). nursing diagnosis reference manual. springhouse corporation.

    second semester, added

    20. sherwen, scoloveno, & weingarten. maternity nursing, care of the childbearing family

    next semester, adding

    21. stuart & lauraia. principles & practice of psychiatric nursing


    my favorite books are 2 that were not required, a kaplan nclex review and saunders 2nd ed comprehensive review for nclex-rn isbn 0721692354. i bought the saunders book last semester and used it to study for my tests. it is set up great, all the info is in outline form, it's just the facts without all the "extra" words.



    i can honestly say that i have used/read/studied from all these books.
  7. by   Gator,SN
    StudentSandra,
    I am also using some of the same books:
    Your right it is easier to cut and paste. So give me the scoop, I have not bought these yet. Are the user friendly, easy to read, small print (yikes!)
    I had a Peds book that was very small print and it made me sleepy everytime I sat down to read it. I also have Kee and Hayes pharmacology book. (in addition to the rest of the library)

    5. Ignatavicius, R., Workman, M. and Mishler, M. (1999). Medical Surgical Nursing Across the Health Care Continuum. (3rd ed.). WB. Saunders Co.: St. Louis, MO.

    6. Ignatavicius, R., Workman, M. and Mishler, M. (1999). Critical Thinking Study Guide Medical Surgical Nursing Across the Health Care Continuum. (3rd ed.). WB. Saunders Co.: St. Louis, MO.

    7. Ignatavicius, R., Workman, M. and Mishler, M. (1999). Pocket Companion for Medical Surgical Nursing Across the Health Care Continuum. (3rd ed.). WB. Saunders Co.: St. Louis, MO.

    THANKS!!
  8. by   StudentSandra
    I think Iggy is a good book, the edition I have is one big book with thin pages (like a bible) LOL, I wonder if that is a hint! The newer edition will be 2 books. One thing that I have done is to use the study guides whether or not the pages are assigned. The answers are in the back of the book, so I would just copy the answers and use it for extra study for tests.

    My biggest trick is to read every single page that is listed in the assigned reading even it it is not something we go over in class. I figure if it was on the list it is fair game on a test. I might not "get" everything in all the reading, but many times when taking a test something in my little brain says, hmmmm, you read this somewhere, now figure out that answer.
  9. by   delirium
    Ok, let's see...
    Essentials of Pediatric Nursing: Wong, Hockenberry-Eaton
    Pharmacology: Kee, Hayes
    Maternal-Newborn Nursing: Olds, London, Ladewig
    Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Cataldo, DeBruyne, Whitney
    Dosage Calculations: Gloria Pickar
    Modules for Nursing Skills, Volumes I and II: Ellis, Nowlis, Bentz
    Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Shives
    Community-Based Nursing: Hunt
    Medical, Nursing, Allied Health Dictionary: Mosby
    Fundamentals of Nursing: Kozier, Erb
    Medical-Surgical Nursing: Brunner and Saddarth, Smeltzer, Bare
    Critical Thinking in Medical-Surgical Settings: Winningham, Preusser

    Those are just the required ones. I have some other ones that I actually use and like much better than these. And then there are the care planning books and the nclex review books.... my home office looks like the aftereffects of a tornado in a bookstore.
  10. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by mspurp
    my home office looks like the aftereffects of a tornado in a bookstore.
    sounds like my office, seems like every time i get it cleaned up, here i go again pulling them all out. :roll
  11. by   Ortho_RN
    I don't know about the rest of ya'll.... But I absolutely HATE that Potter & Perry Fundamentals of Nursing Book... It is almost impossible to find the answers to anything without searching in 20 different spots...
  12. by   I1tobern
    Here's my list. It's no wonder textbooks are going to cost me over $600.

    2. Ayers, M., Bruno, A.A. & Langford, R.W. (1999). Community-based nursing care: Making the transition. St. Louis, Missouri: C.V. Mosby.
    3. Potter and Perry (2002). Fundamentals of nursing.
    4. Estes, M.F.Z. (1998). Health assessment & physical examination. Albany, NY: Delmar
    5. Erlich, A. (1997). Medical terminology for health professionals, (3rd ed.). New Yorkelmar.
    6. Smeltzer, S.C. and Bare, B.G. (2000). Brunner & Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing, (9th ed.). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.
    7. Lutz, C.A. & Przytulski, K.R. (1997). Nutrition and diet therapy, (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
    8. Karch, A.M. (2000). Lippincott's nursing drug guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott.
    9. Cleveland, L., Aschenbrenner, D.S., Venable, S.J. & Yensen, J.A.P. (1999). Nursing managment in drug therapy. Philadelphia: Lippincott.
    10. Murray, M.E. & Atkinson, L.D. (2000). Understanding the nursing process in a changing care environment. New York: McGraw-Hill.
    TEXTBOOKS: OPTIONAL
    1. Daniel & Smith (1999). Clinical Calculations: A unified approach, 4th Ed., Delmar.
    2. Thomas, C. L. (Ed.).(1997). Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary, (18th ed.) Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
    3. Twiname, B.G. and Boyd, S.M. (1999). Student nurse handbook: Difficult concepts made easy. Stamford, CT: Appleton and Lange.
    Also, we are required to have the newest version of Taber's
  13. by   Nycole
    These two books are not required, but they are the best "side" books I've found so far.

    "Profesional Guide to Signs & Symptoms" (2001) 3rd Edition by Springhouse
    "Profesional Guide to Diseases" (2001) 7th Edition by Springhouse.

    You can read parts of the books on Amazon.com if your interested. They retail each for around $45 but you can pick them up used for around $17. They are both awesome.

    Nycole

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