where did you get your best "tip"?

  1. i don't know about everyone else, but i always seek the advice of my friends and family when it comes to school stuff.

    anything from where to buy books, what books to buy, what's the best shoes, scopes, best/worst experiences, tips for studying, tips for being a nurse after graduation, etc, etc.


    SO FAR, what has been the best advice/tip you have received and from whom?






    for me, it was a student nurse that just graduated this past june. she gave me the tip of the nursing care plan book by m. doegnes. even though the instructors loved my care plans (never received an unsatisfactory) it was not public student knowledge that this book existed. i'm ever so grateful for erin recommending this to me as it saved me time plus gave me valuable information to complete my assignments.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    Best books for me:
    Lippincott Manual of Nursing
    Professional Guide to Diseases by Springhouse
    Flip n See EKG (love the cheat-sheet that comes with it!)

    Tip: get a book on either assertiveness or workplace bullying because this is one of the harsher realities for newbies. We always take it personal and we only learn with experience that it's not us. Unless you read a book.
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    PS I got that latter advice from my buds right here at allnurses and it was the best! :kiss thanks, guys!
  5. by   GPatty
    I can't say what my best tip was, but since no one else in my family is a nurse, or anything even remotely medical....
    I know I got any and every tip here at Allnurses!
  6. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Sleepyeyes
    Best books for me:
    Lippincott Manual of Nursing
    Professional Guide to Diseases by Springhouse
    Flip n See EKG (love the cheat-sheet that comes with it!)

    Tip: get a book on either assertiveness or workplace bullying because this is one of the harsher realities for newbies. We always take it personal and we only learn with experience that it's not us. Unless you read a book.
    I think that workplace bullying is a good book for newbies. Or anyone in the workforce
  7. by   Mkue
    I've gotten some great tips here and it always helps to talk with graduates who have gone through the program that you are currently in.. get different perspectives on do's and don'ts.. instructors, etc..
  8. by   Gator,SN
    Best tip I ever got was from my mom:
    "Be true to yourself so you'll have fewer regrets"

    she was a CCU nurse for 30 years.
  9. by   SherRN
    I agree Springhouse Diseases is a great book. I also like the "Incredibly easy series" (The dummies book for nurses) like "ECG interpretation made incredibly easy."
    The best tip I ever got was from one of my instructors she said "Listen to the little voice"
    Translation , If something in the back of your mind says your pt. is in trouble you need to act! It does not matter if you have labs, abgs, or peers to back you up . If you know in your heart something is not right ACT ON IT !!!
  10. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Sleepyeyes


    Tip: get a book on either assertiveness or workplace bullying because this is one of the harsher realities for newbies. We always take it personal and we only learn with experience that it's not us. Unless you read a book.
    The books on assertiveness are nice to read, but taking a class on assertivness is even better! You get to interact with others...playing out certain scenarios with each other so you get the real feel of what's to come for you in the workforce. :kiss
  11. by   studentOH
    Right on Renee...assertiveness is learned by doing.

    Bri
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    when i was in lpn school, there were several doctors, nurses other co-workers( i worked as an nursing assistant in a clinic and after school, as an lpn), friends, and family members who helped me in many ways.

    i am looking forward to sharing my ups and downs with my new found friends, others and my family and will have a learning spirit from those who wish to share with me their knowledge and open arms for those who will give their support.
  13. by   det01
    The best tip I have recieved yet came from former nursing and pre-med students. It is NEVER get behind. Study what you learned in class the night after you learned it. If you get even a day behind in these classes it is very hard to catch up.
  14. by   researchrabbit
    Join or start a study group and review by teaching each other what you learned in the readings or in lecture. Works amazingly well.

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