rate your med-surg textbook!!

  1. who's the author?
    overall impression?
    what's good?
    what's bad?
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    Lewis
    Sucks
    Not much that I can say that's good, but it does come with a CD-ROM and Study Guide. It will be a good reference someday if I ever work MedSurg
    Bad? It contained WAY more than we would ever cover (2 volumes), so there was a lot of needless info included. It was hard to study b/c so much was not covered in our class. Ditto for the SG. The CD was cool though.
  4. by   TRsn2004
    Ignativicius
    Good info but way too much. We never covered all the material. Study guide was extremely helpful, questions were very similar to exam questions. no CD.
  5. by   BranRN
    I love my Perry & Potter Med/Surg Book. I like all the Mosby, Inc. textbooks. It is quite big with Bible thin pages and size 8 font, but it has everything you need. It has a CD and I think it may have a study guide, not sure though. I still use it as a reference.

    Brandi
  6. by   essarge
    We also have Lewis. Our school hired a consultant to come in and evaluate the program and get it so that it will more prepare us for the NCLEX. She told them that this text was written for a Masters program!! Do you think that they got rid of it and got another one?????? NOOOOOO!!! The book goes into much more detail than needed for either and ADN or a BSN program.
  7. by   memphispanda
    We use Ignativicius also. My program tells you exactly which pages they want you to read for each objective, so we don't end up reading all the extra information that is in there. I like it...it explains things well most of the time, and has a great online site for additional learning opportunity.
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    we start in january with med/surg and will use, brunner and suddarth's textbook of medical surgical nursing by s. smeltzer and b. bare 9/e.

    any one else has or is using this book?
  9. by   RodeoLP
    We will be using that one also. I skimmed through it and the writing is very small and it doesn't look user friendly. I plan on doing some reading before classes start and I'll let you know.
  10. by   BMS4
    My school used Ignativicius too. Everyone, including the instructors called it Iggy for short. It does have alot of info, but I liked it.
  11. by   Yellow Rose RN
    We are using Lemone/Burke.... it sucks too!!!
    just wish there were a perfect one out there but I am sure that is too much to ask...
    sk
  12. by   USA987
    We use Lewis too and I really don't care for it. Way too wordy and it spends way too much time on the patho...very little time on nursing implications and actions. I think it is worthless and I actually refer to a book that I had in LVN school quite frequently...

    Christine
  13. by   Jenn_RN
    Love-a-nurse, we're using that book. I haven't even cracked it yet (classes start Jan 6), but I will this week before class. I hope it's good, a book can make a big difference, yk? I do know one thing, it weighs more than my 19 month old child :chuckle .
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rnwannabejen
    love-a-nurse, we're using that book. i haven't even cracked it yet (classes start jan 6), but i will this week before class. i hope it's good, a book can make a big difference, yk? i do know one thing, it weighs more than my 19 month old child :chuckle .
    whew! thought i was the only one using this book. it was on reserved in our library and have scanned through it but will purchase it on the 7th.

    our first test will come form it and our fundamentals book so i have been studying from the fundamentals.

    let me know what you think about the med/surg book.

    all the best to you and all this coming semester.

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