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Good Nursing Books

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So, I've been a nurse for about a week now. However, I've been a nerd my whole life. Having said that, I love research. If there is something I'm interested in, I research the heck out of it. One thing I'm looking for, though, are nurses' opinions on how to best grow in nursing. Anyone raf any good books applicable to this subject?

hope3456, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Psych, M/S.

EBooks on Amazon. Nursing Sucks: 101 Reasons you don't Want to be a Nurse. Actually quite insiteful and kindve amusing.

"Bed Number Ten" Was mandatory reading in our program and is a true story. "And If I Perish" and "We Band of Angels" are a couple of my favorites also true stories. If you like fiction Echo Herron(not sure I spelled that correctly) has some pretty good novels. Hope you enjoy.

sistrmoon

Specializes in Oncology. Has 14 years experience.

I've got "House of God" sitting on my shelf. Haven't read it yet, but it's supposed to be a classic for all medical people.

I've got "House of God" sitting on my shelf. Haven't read it yet, but it's supposed to be a classic for all medical people.

It's a quick read and a good one.

Indus

Specializes in Cath Lab, ICU's, Pediatric Critical Care. Has 43 years experience.

I enjoyed the books by Echo Heron. Oldies I still have in hard back is 'Head Nurse' by Barbara Villet, and 2 books by Peggy Anderson: 'Children's Hospital' and 'Nurse'. Others: 'A Nurses Story' by Tilda Shalof, 'Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War' by Kara Dixon Vuic..... On my to read list: 'Five Days at Memorial' by Sheri Fink

Tilda Shalof is great. I also loved "Trauma Junkie" by Janice Hudson.