what books should I hold on to?

  1. Hello,

    I was wondering which books are worth keeping for nursing school later.

    For example, books for: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Statistics/Calculus, Developmental Psychology, Nutrition, A&P

    Should I hold on to these for nursing school? If so, which ones should I keep?

    Thanks all.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   lisabeth
    Quote from gudiarani
    Hello,

    I was wondering which books are worth keeping for nursing school later.

    For example, books for: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Statistics/Calculus, Developmental Psychology, Nutrition, A&P

    Should I hold on to these for nursing school? If so, which ones should I keep?

    Thanks all.
    I know I am keeping all of my science books, my Pharmacology book and maybe my Human Growth and Development book. I have heard lots of people say that that Psychology material is discussed all throughout nursing school.
  4. by   SummerGarden
    I'm keeping all of my pre-req and co-req textbooks. Classes overlap and Nursing classes draw a lot of knowledge from the required classes WITHOUT re-teaching the material since it is expected that you know the material already. Besides, my textbooks so far have done an outstanding job going over material and so I consider them valuable resources.
  5. by   GPatty
    All of 'em....I am!
  6. by   stpauligirl
    What Julielpn said :yeahthat:
  7. by   casi
    The only book I've kept and plan on keeping is A&P, oh and my medical dictionary from medical terminology since it's required for nursing school as well.
  8. by   nrstob08
    keep your A&P, Nutrition, Microbiology and human development books you will need them as references
  9. by   Galore
    I kept my A&P text and will probably do the same with Chemistry, but I sold back my microbiology texts. For lecture we never once used the book, and my lab manual was helpful but I felt my notes/handouts or the internet for reference would be sufficient.
  10. by   RNsRWe
    I never cracked open chemistry again, nor sociology. Pretty much everything else, though, got flipped through when looking for information or checking on something. I'd keep whatever you can.

    I finally parted with a few things from my bookshelf once the NCLEX was passed....and that, only study guides! I guess I am now paranoid that I will need to know something and will have gotten rid of the ONE and ONLY resource for that information, LOL....
  11. by   lchRN2006
    I am a book keeper but if you are desperate for money (who isn't in nursing school) keep nutrition although, we were required to buy a new one and A&P. As far as developmental psy. any info in that book that you need for nursing will be in your peds or med surg book. It was in ours anyway. Hope this helps.
  12. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    I would definately hold on to Dev. Psych, Nutrition, and A&P. Those will be great references, unless you need to get new ones specifically for your nursing classes.
  13. by   Badi
    I am holding on to Mirco,Bio,AP
    I hated growth and development it was a wast of my time I got the grade I needed and wanted thats all i cared about.
  14. by   natrgrrl
    I took human growth and dev. online. I got an A but the textbook was terrible! I would not keep it. If I need to I will buy a different book. By the way, when I checked out the textbook on Amazon, the feedback for this book said it was very well put together and easy to understand.
    LIARS!:trout:

    Are there any reference books I can buy now or will I need the most current edition when I start nursing classes?

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