Hi fellow ISU students, or soon to be ones!
I'm on my way to joining the Fall 2012 class, however, there's those pesky Challenge Exams I have to take... I've been browsing the board for information about them, and have obviously seen the posts that say don't waste the $$ on the TCN study materials. As the exams themselves appear to be ~$1000 total to take in the first place, I agree! And while I've seen a few mentions of buying nursing textbooks in lieu of the study guides, I haven't managed to come across a post that has suggestions on said textbooks that would be most beneficial in my studies. All attempts to look up the required textbooks for the 4 "classes" for another school that actually hosts those classes have failed miserably.
I'll be honest - I sold back most of my LPN books once I finished the program. I wasn't sure I was going to be going back to school this soon for one thing, and for another, I needed the money. The only books I still happen to own are the drug guide from 2010 and nursing diagnoses book. Both useful in their own right, but obviously not so much in terms of these exams...
Any help and/or advice would be much appreciated!