book: anyone ever read this one?

  1. Tending Lives : Nurses on the Medical Front
    by Echo Heron (Author)

    I am still currently in the thick of my pre-reqs but I have a friend who has been a nurse for years and recommended I read this book. She said it is awesome...just curious if anyone else has read it...I am going to order it from amazon right now...used copies are so cheap!
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  3. by   sjoe
    Yep. I've read, and recommend, all of her books.
  4. by   jnette
    I just finished her FIRST book... Intensive Care... was a page turner, and I simply could not put it down... I inhaled that book. I ordered all three at Amazon.. getting ready to read her second now... Condition Critical , then her last non-fiction Tending Lives. I just had to read them in order, though, as her first one describes going through nursing school and her very first experiences being a nurse.

    I can't recommend her work enough... from laughter to tears to intense feeling... FABULOUS writer !!! Triple thumbs up !
    Last edit by jnette on Mar 23, '04
  5. by   Hardknox
    Yes!! I give two thumbs up to all her books. Very realistic picture of nursing.
  6. by   CVnurse08
    I am almost finished with that book now and it is AWESOME !!! Just as all of her books are. I have read them all and think that anyone considering nursing should definitely read them !! They are truly wonderful !!
  7. by   jusjan67
    Quote from jnette
    I just finished her FIRST book... Intensive Care... was a page turner, and I simply could not put it down... I inhaled that book. I ordered all three at Amazon.. getting ready to read her second now... Condition Critical , then her last non-fiction Tending Lives. I just had to read them in order, though, as her first one describes going through nursing school and her very first experiences being a nurse.

    I can't recommend her work enough... from laughter to tears to intense feeling... FABULOUS writer !!! Triple thumbs up !
    Thanks everyone, Jnette, do recommend I order the other 2 books and start with the first? I didn't know there was more then one...I am excited to read them...thanks again
  8. by   prmenrs
    This a great book, and each chapter is a separate story, so if you need to study or whatever, you can put it down, then pick it up again later.

    I would just get this one for now--you can get the others when not so stressed about school, etc.
  9. by   zacarias
    Echo is so totally awesome!

    I mean with all her negative talk about nursing politics and what we have to put up with, her books drew me to nursing even more!! I am eagerly awaiting her future publications.
  10. by   TinyNurse
    thanks for the awesome info, off to amazon.com i go.......
  11. by   TaraER-RN
    I agree loved the books...start with her first...its good
  12. by   Havin' A Party!
    I find her books a bit drawn out (long-winded). IMHO, what she says in 500 pages could be said in far less verbiage.

    But do recommend you check them out for yourself.
  13. by   jenrninmi
    I found her books cheaper on half.com $.75 + $2.79 shipping is what I just paid for Condition Critical.
  14. by   aj rn 2be
    Quote from JENRN2BMICHIGAN
    I found her books cheaper on half.com $.75 + $2.79 shipping is what I just paid for Condition Critical.

    I got them at the library........FREE!!!!
    Angela

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