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Books to read before starting nursing school

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I am trying to find out what books to read in order to catch up on anatomy and physiology before school starts in January. I just got accepted into a program at my college and haven't taken A and P in about 2 years and I rented my books, so any tips are welcome :)

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

Read for pleasure now,once you start school you won't have much leisure time.

Read for pleasure now,once you start school you won't have much leisure time.

This.

50 shades of....

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

This.

50 shades of....

Don't waste your time. Boring...zzzzz

Don't waste your time. Boring...zzzzz

Fair enough. Not everyone's piece of cake.

Candycrush is another option. By the time you graduate, you'll have habits formed which will allow you to succeed when you land a job.

icuRNmaggie, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU. Has 24 years experience.

There should be a good summary of the A&P of each system at the start of each chapter in your Med Surg textbook. I would focus on that.

chevygirl1987

Specializes in Stepdown, PCCN. Has 10 years experience.

I would recommend "Bed Number Ten". It's a good book and will give you ideas about bedside manner.

icuRNmaggie, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU. Has 24 years experience.

I read that many years ago. It was excellent.

icuRNmaggie, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU. Has 24 years experience.

I highly recommend Unaccountable by Marty Makarry for understanding the health system and how it impedes the practice of medicine.

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

It's not going to mean anything to you to read H&P right now, so just read for relaxation.

Read up on ways to manage stress and anxiety. Coping mechanisms will be more helpful if you learn them now :)

Don't read anything for school. Enjoy life right now cause once you start school, life suddenly sucks.

Read for pleasure now,once you start school you won't have much leisure time.

You took the words right off my keyboard.

turnforthenurse, MSN, NP

Specializes in ER, progressive care. Has 7 years experience.

I agree. Read for relaxation and do things that you enjoy. Spend time with loved ones. If you can afford it and if you have time, take a little vacation. You'll so busy with school that you won't really have time for anything else, unfortunately.

debi49

Specializes in psych,maternity, ltc, clinic. Has 15 years experience.

My sister and her husband, both in health care, gave me " The House of God" to read before I started nursing school. Takes place in the 70's and follows a group of first year interns. I read it in the 90's and thought it was hilarious! Don't know how it would play now, but Fat Man's laws are worth the price of admission.

I would invest in a good A and P book. It's good to review each system in the A and P book before you start that unit in class. When you really truly understand how things work correctly, it makes understanding the pathology that much easier.

I would read the non-fiction book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures."

It's a great read and applicable to anyone involved in healthcare in any way.