? about books

  1. I am seriously considering taking the Associate degree in Nursing program through Excelsior College (a.k.a. Regeant's). However before I enroll, I thought I would begin my studies, since it is pretty much independent study anyway.

    The problem is that they give such a variety of book recommendations (and of course tell you that you need all of them even though they are repeats of the same material) that I just don't know where to start. I know that which book you choose can be the difference between understanding something and completely missing the point. Does anyone have any recommendations on some GOOD nursing book? I just need a starting point.

    Thanks, anba
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    Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 20


  3. by   Mkue
    Hi, there are several people on the BB that have gone thru the program and some that are doing it now. I don't have any advice for you but I'm sure someone will pop up and give you a hand !

    WELCOME !!
  4. by   caliotter3
    I would suggest that you go to a bookstore like B&N or Waldenbooks and look in their nrsg section. You can find some of these titles and can look at the book for suitability for you. It also would be easier if you have a large univ w/a medical or nrsg school. Go to their campus bookstore. I got tons of ref books at the campus bookstore. Another idea: I believe that you can special order a book, then when it comes in and you have had a chance to look it over.... if you decide this book is not for you, perhaps you are not obligated. Of course, you need to ask the bookstore salesperson first. When you see the cost of nrsg texts, in the vic of $100, you can see that you will not want to be stuck w/a book that is not suitable for you.
  5. by   caliotter3
    Oh, I almost forgot. If your local campus has a nrsg program, often you can find older editions of basic texts in their library. You can look at them there. You do not need to buy all the books.
    Become a student (take a PE aerobics class) then go to the library (or for that matter, your local public library) and request these titles on interlibrary loan. Great way to trial run a text! Good luck.
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    welcome, anba! here is the web site to www.excelsior.edu (regents). the site has free study guides which can be down loaded and books are recommended to study from. all the best to you.