BSN Textbooks for NP school?

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    I've noticed quite a few programs seem to use the same textbooks for pathology, pharmacology, and health assessment in their undergraduate BSN programs and their graduate NP programs. Is this normal? Shouldn't higher level graduate courses use higher level, more advanced textbooks?

    Did anyone attend a program with more advanced (graduate level) pharm and patho books??
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    Our program uses the grad school version of the patho book. Same author, pictures, and 800/1200 pages. I actually went back to the undergrad version quite a few times last semester bc the grad book seemed to be geared more towards med students with the level of detail it went into.
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    Quote from KAR813
    Our program uses the grad school version of the patho book. Same author, pictures, and 800/1200 pages. I actually went back to the undergrad version quite a few times last semester bc the grad book seemed to be geared more towards med students with the level of detail it went into.
    Shouldn't NP textbooks be as in depth as medical student textbooks? Both are responsible for prescribing once providers.
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    Mine have been more in depth than the BSN books. So much so, that I am ordering several to keep as reference.
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    NP-level texts should not be the same texts you used in undergraduate, at least as far as I am concerned.

    We used Goodman and Gillman's Pharm, Harrison's IM, Nelson Pedi, Buttaro's Primary Care, Merck Manual, etc.
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    My patho, pharm, and assessment books are all med school texts, nothing like what I had in my undergrad.
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    Quote from zmansc
    My patho, pharm, and assessment books are all med school texts, nothing like what I had in my undergrad.
    ^ Second this. What programs are you referring to?

    Cardiac-Rn
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