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Did you buy all your books from Excelsiors bookstore or no?

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Off Ebay? Amazon? How do you know what ones you need? Any specific books you thought were amazing to learn from that weren't required? Any that were required that you skipped?

NC Girl BSN

Specializes in Psych, LTC, Acute Care.

These are the Exam for Excelsior's New Curriculum

  • Nur 104:Essentials Of Nursing Care: Health Safety
  • Nur 105:Essentials Of Nursing Care: Health Differences(exempt if LPN)
  • Nur 106: Essentials Of Nursing Care: Chronicity
  • Nur 107:Essentials Of Nursing Care: Reproductive Health
  • NURX*211: Health Differences Across The Life Span 1
  • NURX*212: Health Differences Across The Life Span 2
  • NURX*213: Health Differences Across The Life Span 3
  • NURX*214: Transition To The Registered Professional Nurse Role

These are all the books need for the above exams

1. Wong's Essentials Pediatric Nursing

ISBN:

0323025935

2. Introduction to Community-Based Nursing

ISBN:

0781745055

3. Fundamentals of Nursing -With DVD

ISBN:

0536068968

4. Chronic Illness : Impact and Interventions

ISBN:

0763735949

5. Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

ISBN:

032303764X

6. Phipp's Medical-Surgical Nursing : Health & Illness Perspectives

ISBN:

0323031978

7. Pharmacology : Nursing Process Approach

ISBN:

0721639275

8. Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis

ISBN:

0323051928

9. Olds' Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women's Health Across the Lifespan

ISBN:

0132208733

10. Nursing's Social Policy Statement

ISBN:

1558102140

11. Nursing in Today's World

ISBN:

0781765250

12.Leading and Managing in Nursing

ISBN:

0323039006

I have bought most of them from half.com for at least 25-50% off.

To complete the first test all you need is the Fundamentals book.The thing I like is you use most of the books continuously for most of the courses.

PM me if you have anymore questions.

Medic04

Specializes in ICU,PCU,ER, TELE,SNIFF, STEP DOWN PCT.

These are the Exam for Excelsior's New Curriculum

  • Nur 104:Essentials Of Nursing Care: Health Safety
  • Nur 105:Essentials Of Nursing Care: Health Differences(exempt if LPN)
  • Nur 106: Essentials Of Nursing Care: Chronicity
  • Nur 107:Essentials Of Nursing Care: Reproductive Health
  • NURX*211: Health Differences Across The Life Span 1
  • NURX*212: Health Differences Across The Life Span 2
  • NURX*213: Health Differences Across The Life Span 3
  • NURX*214: Transition To The Registered Professional Nurse Role

These are all the books need for the above exams

1. Wong's Essentials Pediatric Nursing

ISBN:

0323025935

2. Introduction to Community-Based Nursing

ISBN:

0781745055

3. Fundamentals of Nursing -With DVD

ISBN:

0536068968

4. Chronic Illness : Impact and Interventions

ISBN:

0763735949

5. Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

ISBN:

032303764X

6. Phipp's Medical-Surgical Nursing : Health & Illness Perspectives

ISBN:

0323031978

7. Pharmacology : Nursing Process Approach

ISBN:

0721639275

8. Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis

ISBN:

0323051928

9. Olds' Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women's Health Across the Lifespan

ISBN:

0132208733

10. Nursing's Social Policy Statement

ISBN:

1558102140

11. Nursing in Today's World

ISBN:

0781765250

12.Leading and Managing in Nursing

ISBN:

0323039006

I have bought most of them from half.com for at least 25-50% off.

To complete the first test all you need is the Fundamentals book.The thing I like is you use most of the books continuously for most of the courses.

PM me if you have anymore questions.

wow those are different, and Fundy comes with a DVD now?

Wonder what is on it.

DoubleblessedRN

Specializes in cardiology. Has 5 years experience.

Forget about all those critical thinking books. All you really need is a good med/surg book, a peds book, pharmacology and OB. Psych might be helpful too. The rest you can find in online study groups.

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

right, my personal opinion is all the textbooks that ec recommends is retarded. you can get the same information in a good med- surg book . i buy mine at half -price book stores and use them as back up /clarification . i have a clinical companion to take with me everywhere to study. but for my main study guide i use lisa arends cd's guided by the free content guide. then i buy the practice test to make sure i have it all down...

forget about all those critical thinking books. all you really need is a good med/surg book, a peds book, pharmacology and ob. psych might be helpful too. the rest you can find in online study groups.

NC Girl BSN

Specializes in Psych, LTC, Acute Care.

I agree. I did not buy all of them but I did buy the Fundamentals book ($20) the medsurg($88), peds book($59), chronic illness($45) book and maternity book($60). You have to remember that the new curriculum is different than the old curriculum.I compared the course contents and I cant use a lot of the NC study guides. You have to judge for yourself. I personally felt better buying the books because I did not want to have to sift through all the information in other books. The content guides pretty much follow the books in order and I found them all on Half.com and spent $300 for them all. Good Luck in whatever you decide to do.

I've been in the EC program twice at two different time periods and have found that they periodically revise their recommended list of references (notwithstanding edition changes). By trial and error, I discovered the second time around that review books/NCLEX prep books are a better source of info for me. Concise. Take all the practice exams, do all the practice questions in the books and CDs. The last NC test especially, I found easier to handle because it was just like doing another series of questions.

The nursing books that I have, come from the nursing program I was not able to complete. I consider them to be my professional references and use them mainly to look things up. I go to brick and mortar stores and actually look at a text if I am considering buying one for some reason. You can find the text that seems to suit you best. The EC recommended text is just that, recommended. All you have to do to read up on a certain area is to look up the corresponding chapters in the book you have chosen. I haven't tried any of the study guides for sale on ebay, but it seems that the Lisa Arends ones are usually recommended. And, of course, all the files on the yahoo study groups offer free info. Good luck in your studies.

I forgot to add to my previous post that the EC bookstore is not the least expensive bookstore. You can save a lot of money using the websites, even with shipping costs.

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