hello everyone... i am currently taking rereqs and i have about a year before actual nursing school
( bc i am moving to ny and i have to establish residency).
my question is... do you think its beneficial to buy nursing textbooks in advance way before school starts or do you think with out the teacher input and specific books at your university it may be more of a hindrence than a positive??
i would love to buy books and start learning terms etc..but my worry is..what if the school i attend has terms and definitions etc that vary a bit..and i learned it wrong preemptively.
any thoughts about this..and if you do think its a positive to study way in advance..do you have any specific books you would recommend??? thanks so much xo jenn
May 11, '04
An expanded knowledge base is always beneficial. You will be ahead of the game if you retain and understand some of what you read now. The only thing I would be concerned about is whether the textbooks will still be in use when you enter your program. Nursing texts are expensive. Buy online to save bucks.
I recommend the made incredibly easy series. Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy isn't light reading but F&E was the toughest unit we dealt with during our fundamentals semester. It also dovetails in with A&P II kidney and lung function. Most patients you will encounter in the clinical setting will be on some type of fluid replacement. Knowing why that particular fluid was chosen is a question that commonly comes up in post-conference. It would have been nice to have had more time to study that unit.
Last edit by wonderbee on May 11, '04
May 11, '04
I would imagine that if reading informative books about nurses makes you happy, you should do so! I enjoy my free time far too much to do such things, however. Chicken Soup for the Nurse's soul is as close as I get! My advice is to chill out and enjoy life while you aren't going to school but I only say that because that is what makes me happy.
Last edit by shel_wny on May 11, '04