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Best and Worst Textbooks and Reference material for nursing students

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To all the graduates from the RN program, I am a student nurse. I am wanting to know which textbooks or reference books that you found to be the most helpful during your nursing courses. I found three that I thought might be useful. I have yet to purchase them. Those being a.) Stressed out about Nursing School (an insiders guide to success). b.) Stressed out about Drug math (Mastering nursing concepts). c.) Lippincotts review for NCLEX-RN.

As these books are particularly pricey, I just wondered if anyone had purchased them and found them at all useful. Also, any other books out there that were invaluable. Titles and Authors names would be most helpful for me.

I just hate to spend a lot of money on reference books if they turn out to be not so useful in the end.

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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When I was in nursing school my pocket Lippincott was priceless. It saved my big ole behind many times. I bought it used for right around $20 but without a doubt it is worth $$$$$. :)

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That's great but what is a pocket lippincott? :p

When I was in nursing school my pocket Lippincott was priceless. It saved my big ole behind many times. I bought it used for right around $20 but without a doubt it is worth $$$$$. :)

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:p Hi answer to your question I just bought the other day the lippincotts review for NCLEX. I have been reading it since, and will be starting the RN program in Aug. I paid at Barnes & Noble w/tax $38(expensive)but I actually feel it is a good book so I hope this answered part of your question. good luck.

To all the graduates from the RN program, I am a student nurse (initally applied for LPN but have changed my mind and am going for the RN) I am wanting to know which textbooks or reference books that you found to be the most helpful during your nursing courses. I found three that I thought might be useful. I have yet to purchase them. Those being a.) Stressed out about Nursing School (an insiders guide to success). b.) Stressed out about Drug math (Mastering nursing concepts). c.) Lippincotts review for NCLEX-RN.

As these books are particularly pricey, I just wondered if anyone had purchased them and found them at all useful. Also, any other books out there that were invaluable. Titles and Authors names would be most helpful for me.

I just hate to spend a lot of money on reference books if they turn out to be not so useful in the end.

Thanks in advance

Lady_nic2003

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I have truly enjoyed the "Made Incredible Easy" series. They helped me through school so much! It helped me learn how to answer questions the nursing way. I also like the Frye's 3000 Nursing Bullets because it have short tidbits of information that are very good and easy to carry around with you. I would buy as you go, we did a lot of sharing at my school with information and reference materials. They also make great gift suggestions. Also, I wish I would have asked for a Taber's Dictionary - I would borrow that alot from classmates! :)

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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That's great but what is a pocket lippincott? :p

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Yep. Think that could've been a little better explained.

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