attn: 2nd semester/ med surg rotation nursing students

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Hi all,

I'm starting 2nd semester in fall (ADN 2 year program = 4 semesters long) and our first rotation is med-surg. I was looking for any useful critical thinking study guide books that you have used. Our main med-surg book is by Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman. There are so many books out there and you all know it also gets so expensive trying to buy them all and they end up being useless. So I was hoping any senior nursing students can help me out. It's always good to get a heads up on NClex style questions so I'm really looking for a study guide book that can provide questions similar to what I should expect on the NClex because that's how our school tests us.

Thanks for all you suggestions and hopefully this also helps other nursing student reader on this site.

debstmomy

43 Posts

Our school uses Iggy too, and I used ATI. I noticed ATI cites Iggy often. Good Luck!

mangopeach

916 Posts

Just started 2nd semester. I use Iggy as well. Also have Prentice Hall's Reviews & Rationales for Med Surg as well as Med Surg Made Incredibly Easy. So far so good. Did well on the first exam. I actually like the Iggy study guide. You don't get rationales for the questions but you get over 100 questions for most chapters. I saw a few questions that were similar on our first test.

redmango

20 Posts

Thanks for all the suggestions. I've tried the study guide for Iggy and it did have a lot of questions, I just wished they had the rationales for the answers.

Has anyone tried the study guide Saunders comprehensive review for the nclex rn exam by Linda Anne Silvestri? It has a lot of good reviews but I was wondering if anyone on this site actually uses it and what their thoughts were about that study guide.

Thanks in advance for all the suggestions.. I just wanna prepare for my 2nd semester because last semester I didn't study as much because of clinicals and my reading got backed up and I don't want that to happen this upcoming semester.

ImThatGuy, BSN, RN

2,139 Posts

Thanks for all the suggestions. I've tried the study guide for Iggy and it did have a lot of questions, I just wished they had the rationales for the answers.

Has anyone tried the study guide Saunders comprehensive review for the nclex rn exam by Linda Anne Silvestri? It has a lot of good reviews but I was wondering if anyone on this site actually uses it and what their thoughts were about that study guide.

Thanks in advance for all the suggestions.. I just wanna prepare for my 2nd semester because last semester I didn't study as much because of clinicals and my reading got backed up and I don't want that to happen this upcoming semester.

The Iguana book is a great way to get backed up in your reading.

redmango

20 Posts

The Iguana book is a great way to get backed up in your reading.

When you say Iguana book you are reffering to Iggy right?

Me2006

584 Posts

The study guide Saunders comprehensive review for the nclex rn exam by Linda Anne Silvestri is absolutely AMAZING!! it helps you understand how to answer each question and why the other options are incorrect. It breaks it down piece by piece. I have used it thru out my nursing education and it has helped me excel. I strongly recommend it!!!

ImThatGuy, BSN, RN

2,139 Posts

When you say Iguana book you are reffering to Iggy right?

I refer to the author as Donna Iguana.

mcnursiegirl

24 Posts

Our school uses ATI. I personally like it. Good luck!

I am entering the final semester of our 2 year ADN program! WHEW! Can't wait to be done in December!

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My school doesn't use ATI (we use HESI instead) but I would have died in med surg without Saunders. I stopped reading my textbook because the disease descriptions in Saunders were shorter and easier to understand. Plus, you can probably get the old edition for cheap and it's not really that old. Just make sure to get the CD, because it has lots of extra questions.