rate your med-surg textbook!! - page 2
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Dec 29, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 133Stephany, what Fundamentals book are you using? We are using Delaune & Ladner.
Dec 29, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,732; Likes: 1Fundamentals of Nursing
Carol Taylor, CSFN, RN, MSN, PhD Carol Lillis, RN, MSN Priscilla LeMone, RN, DSN, FAAN
This is an incredibly good book. It is well written and most important fairly up to date. I say fairly because it is still has a way to go.
Dec 30, '02Occupation: RN (Div 1) Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 291; Likes: 1I love Lewis..........and I have found that Brunner and Suddarth was especially good!
Dec 30, '02Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36originally posted by rnwannabejen
stephany, what fundamentals book are you using? we are using delaune & ladner.
concepts, process, and practice 6/e by kozier, erb, berman, and burke is the book we use.
Dec 30, '02Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36originally posted by bewbew
i love lewis..........and i have found that brunner and suddarth was especially good!
how does it feel to be finished with school and ready for the work force! what area are you most interested in?
Dec 30, '02Occupation: RN (Div 1) Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 291; Likes: 1originally posted by Love-A-Nurse
How does it feel to be finished with school and ready for the work force! What area are you most interested in?
I have an interest in ICU, CCU or something along those lines. The heart interests me!
Thanks for asking.
Jan 1, '03Occupation: RN, ER Case management, precertification. Specialty: ICU-Stepdown ; Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 862; Likes: 53MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING Concepts & Clinical Practices.
Wilma Phipps, Judith Sands, Jane Marek. 1999 (Mosby)
WAY too wordy, and written more for residents than for nurses. Even our teachers agree that this is a poor book. The result? Get the next edition. The conclusion? (Per my last instructor: "Be glad you're done with this book after this class!)
I agree with them.
On the 6th of Jan, we crack open "Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Concepts of care)" By Mary C. Townsend.
Hope its a better 'book of learning' than my Med Surg book.
Jan 2, '03Occupation: RN Postpartum and loving it! Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 190; Likes: 2We are going to be using Lewis starting Jan 7th 2003. Hope it's not too bad! You'r right a text can make all the difference.
Good luck to you all.
Mar 27, '03Occupation: Educator Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in CCU/ER ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 144; Likes: 3I really like my Lewis books.
I didn't know they were written for a Masters program! No wonder this program has a reputation for being one of the two hardest in GA!!!
Mar 27, '03Occupation: Student RN Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 11; Likes: 1Gromit:
Those are two books that we used (are using) in my program. I agree with you on the Phipps, et.al., I think it's written way beyond our level. The Townsend volume was a bit better. In my case, it wasn't the book, but our psych instructor that needed the overhaul. She wasn't bad .. just a little scary Anyhow .. psych was last semester. Three nearly down, only one full semester left. Yehaa !
Mar 27, '03Occupation: Operating Room RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Operating Room (and a bit of med/surg) ; From: CA ; Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 231; Likes: 31Unlike most schools, we have choices as to what Med/Surg book to buy... (yes, we're "special")
I've got Black, Hawks & Keene: Medical-Surgical Nursing. I've found it to be a great reference. Things are explained in ways that are easy to understand, while at the same time providing enough detail that you can sound smart when telling your tutor what you learned! (ie- uses !)
It's also got a CD and a website, but I haven't looked at either, and I've had the book all year!!
Some people got Brunner and Suddarth's but I looked at it and didn't really like how things were explained. But some people love it... just different learning styles I guess!!
Those were the 2 our profs recommended, but they said really, pick what you like... you're the one that has to use it!
Mar 27, '03Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 542; Likes: 44Originally posted by TRsn2004
Good info but way too much. We never covered all the material. Study guide was extremely helpful, questions were very similar to exam questions. no CD.
~AngieLast edit by NurseAngie on Mar 27, '03