Is this book too old?

  1. I came across a sale for "Portable RN" (4th Ed.) and am considering purchasing it.. should I be concerned that it was published in Feb. 2010? Think that is getting too old? I am wondering if it is going on sale bc they are going to come out with a newer version.
  2. Visit Lambvmd3 profile page

    About Lambvmd3, RN

    Joined: Nov '13; Posts: 26; Likes: 6
    BSN Student, Med/Surg RN; from US


  3. by   Compassion_x
    Many times newer editions don't change a lot, honestly. Books like pharmacology and skills I probably would get newer editions but I think you'll be okay. If there's a major change in something important you would probably know anyway. And always check p&p at the hospitals you work at or have clinicals at.
  4. by   classicdame
    I would consider the purchase. I doubt there are many changes and, if so, ask a classmate to let you copy those
  5. by   besaangel
    I doubt a lot has changed. I'd ask your instructor because more often than not, they will be ok with an older edition.