Published Jun 27, 2005
Hi! I'm so excited to take NCLEX this week and start my new RN job that I went to the bookstore last weekend and bought these two books. One is entitled "Your first year as a nurse" by Donna Cardillo and the other is called "How to survive and maybe even love your life as a nurse." I just started to look through them-they're funny and filled with good advice! :) It's so exciting to be starting my career as a nurse! :)
hi! i'm so excited to take nclex this week and start my new rn job that i went to the bookstore last weekend and bought these two books. one is entitled "your first year as a nurse" by donna cardillo and the other is called "how to survive and maybe even love your life as a nurse." i just started to look through them-they're funny and filled with good advice! :) it's so exciting to be starting my career as a nurse! :)
interesting books you got there christvs. how much it costs you? per book?
wishing you positive result on your exam.:)
Another good book is :
Training Wheels for Nursese: What I wish I'd known my First 100 Days on the Job: Wisdom, Tips, and Warnings from Experienced Nurses.
by Barbara Arnoldussen, ISBN 0-7432-6191-7 $12.00
My copy was a graduation gift, its a great break from NCLEX studying!! I highlighted the tips I wanted to remember. Small enough to fit in one's locker when you need a little escape and reassurance!
hi Bijou-Spice. thanks for sharing. will try to look for the book you suggests too.
christvs, DNP, RN, NP
interesting books you got there christvs. how much it costs you? per book?wishing you positive result on your exam.:)
hi! i think i spent somewhere around $35-40 (around there) for the two books. they're really good! :)
The book that I keep going back to is Training wheels for nurses. Bijou Spice is right, it is a wonderful book. I pick it up when I am frustrated and maybe just had a bad day at work and it reminds me that we all have either been there, or are there right now. It makes me feel part of a group rather than all alone with my difficulties. It is funny, smart, serious, and timely. I don't think I'll stop using it even after my first year as a nurse.
The biggest thing that I've learned is Confidence. Even if you don't have it, you have to look like you do. :chuckle
Look on ebay or amazon for used copies of the books and you will save quite a bit of money. I think I paid maybe $18 for the two of them (that included s/h).
look on ebay or amazon for used copies of the books and you will save quite a bit of money. i think i paid maybe $18 for the two of them (that included s/h).
that's wise advise/suggestions landonsles.. do you think there's still stock there?
I just looked on amazon, and they have the Training Wheels book for $9.60 new and $3.00 used...sounds like a good deal to me!
that's a great savings! thanks. :)
just read the excerpt's of the 2 books. and really "must have" for newbies. :)
here's some infos/tips from other thread about 5 things a new RN must have... check this site. (it's from allnurses)
https://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93370&page=1&pp=10 or visit the
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