Hello all! Second time starting a thread! My questions is I'm going into Med-surg 1, and I'm on a super tight budget this trimester so my school is requiring
1. Medical-Surgical Nursing by Ignatavicius volume 1&2 7th edition
2. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook by Ackley
3. Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Test by Anne Van Leeuwen 5th edition
Now #2 and 3 I believe just got updates end of last year or beginning of this year and med-surg is a few years old.
Would it be bad to get the old editions does anybody no the differences from the editions and are they so dramatic that it would cause me to to do bad in the class? I've heard the in this program med-surg is the make it or break or class and up too 1/3 fail out of it, it's a rumor and have to take it will a grain of salt but still I dnt want to take any chances. Any information on these books will help me so much, I have 1 week to order my books.