rate your med-surg textbook!! - page 2

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  1. by   Jenn_RN
    Stephany, what Fundamentals book are you using? We are using Delaune & Ladner.
  2. by   RNIAM
    Fundamentals 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.
  3. by   bewbew
    I love Lewis..........and I have found that Brunner and Suddarth was especially good!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rnwannabejen
    stephany, what fundamentals book are you using? we are using delaune & ladner.
    fundamentals of nursing

    concepts, process, and practice 6/e by kozier, erb, berman, and burke is the book we use.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by bewbew
    i love lewis..........and i have found that brunner and suddarth was especially good!
    great to hear you think brunner and suddarth's med/surg book is a good one.

    how does it feel to be finished with school and ready for the work force! what area are you most interested in?

  6. by   bewbew
    originally 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 am starting to get REALLY nervous, as I start my grad year in a few weeks......I think it will be like a really huge clinical, and I will dream meds, charts, etc etc for a while!
    I have an interest in ICU, CCU or something along those lines. The heart interests me!
    Thanks for asking.
  7. by   Gromit
    MEDICAL 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.
  8. by   RNsweetie
    We 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.
  9. by   acaringnurse
  10. by   missionnurse
    I 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!!!
  11. by   Garde-Malade

    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 !
  12. by   maeyken
    Unlike 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 medical terminology!)

    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!
  13. by   NurseAngie
    Originally 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.
    We also use the "Iggy" book and I agree with your post! Donna Ignatavicius was also a consultant to our nursing program and I am wondering if that is WHY we use her text book because Bruner was used before the program changed. I have a Potter & Perry book that I LOVE! {To be honest, I use my LPN books a lot in this program...they seem a bit more to the point in the beginning and then I go further with the other texts.)

    Last edit by NurseAngie on Mar 27, '03