Any RN's....can I have some help here???

  1. I am in need of some RN advice. I am an LPN, and just started going into my RN-BSN course. I am doing the course online and at home, therefore no classrooms. :uhoh21: My question is: What nursing books would you suggest? I came up with: Studying for the NCLEX-RN, a diagnostic test pocket handbook, a 2005 drug book, and a nursing care plan book. Since there are no teachers, maybe you can help me out as to if I am missing any books....I appreciate the help!!!
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  3. by   weetziebat
    Gee, Debbie, don't think I'll be much help since I am not familiar with online classes. Will you be studying other subjects besides nursing, like nutrition or psychology? I never realized you didn't get a list of recommended books for online classes.

    How about a good patient assessment text, like the Bates book? I'm not much help, but wishing you lots of luck in your studies
  4. by   Debbie_LPN
    Quote from weetziebat
    Gee, Debbie, don't think I'll be much help since I am not familiar with online classes. Will you be studying other subjects besides nursing, like nutrition or psychology? I never realized you didn't get a list of recommended books for online classes.

    How about a good patient assessment text, like the Bates book? I'm not much help, but wishing you lots of luck in your studies
    I never got a list of books....just a list of classes. The Classes(non-nursing) come in folders with the required info , study guides, and test q & a. so no books needed there(this includes nutrition, anatomy, english, psych, and so on). Then is where the nursing part comes in. They do not tell me the books, but luckily I am an LPN, so I kinda know what to expect....
  5. by   weetziebat
    Gosh, lucky you're an LPN is right. Seems to be asking a lot to decide what books you need without guidance.
  6. by   DDRN4me
    Maybe a basic text like Gray's anatomy, a general nutrition book and a general psych book..try Amazon.com and look for nursing texts..hard to believe they expect you to complete the courses with no books!
  7. by   saskrn
    I second what weetziebat said - the Bates physical assessment book is quite good, IMHO. In addition to the drug handbook, I can't live without my IV drug book.

    I am very surprised that they don't have a list of recommended books. Is there anyway you can call these people and ask them what books are required?

    I suppose it might also depend on what you're all taking - whether you need OB, peds, EKG, etc.

    Good luck!
  8. by   Debbie_LPN
    Well, I might call them. I have a bunch of books like anatomy, pharm, encyclopedias, and lab & drug books, but i'm afraid that these 2004 versions will be out of date by the time that i actually need to use them next year. In LPN school, one of us would find an incredible book to use and let the others know about it. What books not on the list did everyone find helpful for passing the NCLEX? I need something simple to study, due to my reading comprehension. I appreciate all the insights so far, and I found a lot of gret deals at Amazon.com. Keep them coming!!!!
  9. by   saskrn
    Quote from Debbie_LPN
    Well, I might call them. I have a bunch of books like anatomy, pharm, encyclopedias, and lab & drug books, but i'm afraid that these 2004 versions will be out of date by the time that i actually need to use them next year. In LPN school, one of us would find an incredible book to use and let the others know about it. What books not on the list did everyone find helpful for passing the NCLEX? I need something simple to study, due to my reading comprehension. I appreciate all the insights so far, and I found a lot of gret deals at Amazon.com. Keep them coming!!!!
    I didn't study for the NCLEX, so I can't really help you there, but I've seen alot of activity on other threads about this topic. You might want to try a search.
  10. by   gypsyatheart
    Quote from Debbie_LPN
    I never got a list of books....just a list of classes. The Classes(non-nursing) come in folders with the required info , study guides, and test q & a. so no books needed there(this includes nutrition, anatomy, english, psych, and so on). Then is where the nursing part comes in. They do not tell me the books, but luckily I am an LPN, so I kinda know what to expect....

    Do you mind sharing what online program you are in? Thanks a lot and good luck!
  11. by   meownsmile
    Those you listed are fine. But i dont see any texts that have abnormal conditions. How about a med/surg book. Try Medical Surgical Nursing-Critical Thinking in Client Care/Lemone&Burke or a similar book.
  12. by   Debbie_LPN
    Quote from moondancer
    Do you mind sharing what online program you are in? Thanks a lot and good luck!
    I went to http://www.college-net.com/nursing. I am an LPN going on for my BSN. It is an excellent program, and it is very easy with the study guides they set you up with.
  13. by   nursemeow
    Hi! Well first off, good luck to you! Let me just be honest... An online program may be the most convienent route, however, remember that even when you complete the program you still have to sit for the NCLEX... So, if I were you, I would pick up the newest edition of a med surg book, a new edition Psych book, and a pharmacology book. I would use these books as a guidance to whatever topics you are discussing. Also, utilize the internet. It is helpful to gain knowledge from more than one source. Also, if you are a real over acheiver, purchase an updated NCLEX review cd-rom and do like 25-50 questions on your topic of study. Hope I was a lil' helpful!!! Best of luck again and remember... as with people.. what you put in must come out.. so study good and you'll do good!!! meow from Jersey!

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