Periodically I will see students post a thread asking for recommendations on books that they can use either to get a head-start on reviewing nursing materials, or books to help with the more difficult classes such as A&P. Many times, the books recommended are the more commonly advised ones, such as the Incredibly Easy series and the Reviews and Rationales series. Both of those series are incredibly awesome, and I highly recommend them as well.
I wanted to share a few titles, along with the links to them on Amazon
, of books that I don't see mentioned too often. These books are incredibly descriptive, visual and user-friendly, and I highly recommend them as a student that has been in a nursing program before, and has gone through some of the harder sciences. These books are a great resource for students to have in their collection of supplemental materials.
The first two especially; Netter's Anatomy Atlas and The Complete Human Body book, I cannot recommend enough. They should at the front of the bookcase for any visual learner who is taking any of the human sciences, especially A&P, and even through MedSurg classes and beyond. They are incredible.
So if students are looking for any supplements to their classes for A&P, basic math used in dosage calculations, or some of the fundamental skills taught in nursing classes, take a look at some of these books.
Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy
The Complete Human Body (Book & DVD-ROM)
The Home Lab: A Photo Guide for Anatomy Lab Materials
The Anatomy Student's Self-Test Visual Dictionary
Davis's Basic Math Review for Nurses
Lippincott's Visual Nursing: A Guide to Diseases, Skills, and Treatments
Also, lastly, there is the Aceland Human Anatomy DVD's
. I have not used these personally, however I have spoken with students that have and they absolutely love them. They highly recommend them for visual learners, so it is something I plan to investing in. They also appear to have high ratings and great reviews from other students on Amazon's website, so it may be something other students are interested in checking out as well.
I hope some of these recommendations are helpful to other students out there!