Published May 21, 2005
I'm starting my ADN program in July, and I was wondering what you all like to have as reference books around the house in addition to your required texts, specifically with pharmacology calculations, which is one of my first classes. Do you have favorite books that you like to use to help you make the info clearer? I've heard a lot about Saunders NCLEX review, but I'm just looking to start a little reference library with some good stuff that I can go to when I need more help.
I like the calculation workbook we were required for first semester--its called Calculate with Confidence by Morris. Also, my hubby got me a great book called "Fast Facts for Nurses" put out by Lippincott. Its got a little of everything, really concise and well worth it. I like Mosby's Health Assessment book too.
Imafloat, BSN, RN
I have that Fast Facts book and have never used it, what do you use it for?
I don't have anything besides what is required, and that is more than enough library for me, LOL.
I have that Fast Facts book and have never used it, what do you use it for?I don't have anything besides what is required, and that is more than enough library for me, LOL.
I just look stuff up in it when I want more info. It helped me alot for second semester (med surg)
I like it for exams too. SOmetimes it makes more sense than the notes or text!
So far I have Math for Nurses and Mosby's medical. nursing, and allied health dictionary (6th edition). Its a great resourse!! I'm sure there will be many more that I will buy. I plan on geting Saunders PN review later tonight and a book shelf for my soon to be LARGE collection of new books.
Oh and the Med dictionary comes with a cd-rom too.
I start mt LPN program in August.
Taber's cyclopedia, nurses notes (for clinicals), Saunders NCLEX review, HESI NCLEX review, Nursing Diagnosis Cards, just to name a few!
Get yourself a careplan book!
You'll have to look at a few to decide which one you like the best. My careplan book was like my bible during my first semester of Fundamentals ~ and it shows. That book has received more use than any of my other texts!
Get yourself a careplan book! You'll have to look at a few to decide which one you like the best. My careplan book was like my bible during my first semester of Fundamentals ~ and it shows. That book has received more use than any of my other texts!
Which one would you recommend using? There are so many out there, and the one we were told to buy was not very helpful.
I really like Calculate with Confidence. It helps a lot with drug calculations.
These are most of the books I used when doing my careplans (which I never got lower than an 89 on):
Ackley, Betty J., Ladwig, Gail B. (2004) Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A Guide to Planning Care (6th ed.) St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc.
Carpenito-Moyet, Lynda Juall. (2004) Nursing Care Plans and Documentation: Nursing Diagnoses and Collaborative Problems (4th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Cox, Helen C., Hinz, Mittie D., Lubno, Mary Ann, Tilley, Donna-Scott, Newfield, Susan A., Slater, Mary McCarthy, Sridaromont, Kathryn L. (2002). Clinical Applications of Nursing Diagnosis: Adult, Child, Women's, Psychiatric, Gerontic, and Home Health Considerations (4th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.
Doenges, Marilyn E., Moorhouse, Mary Frances. (1994). Maternal/Newborn Plans of Care (3rd ed.) Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.
Lewis, Sharon Mantik, Heitkemper, Margaret McLean, Dirksen, Shannon Ruff. (2004) Medical-Surgical Nursing (6th ed.) St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc.
Sparks, Sheila M., Taylor, Cynthia M. (2001). Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual (5th ed.) Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation.
*Having several good careplans books will make your careplans MUCH easier!!!
Melanie = )
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