LVN textbooks

  1. Hello everybody!

    How is everyone doing today? I hope everyones day is going well. I haven't started nursing school yet, but I do start on July 29th and I was going through the list of textbooks that I will be getting at orientation and its a lot. I was just wondering if anyone has these same books for their schools or if they are good ones. I will put the title of the book and the publisher. Here is the list:

    Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts- text (Lippincott)
    Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts- guide (Lippincott)
    Memmler's The Human Body in Health & Disease-text (Lippincott)
    Memmler's The Human Body in Health & Disease-gide (Lippincott)
    Medical Terminology for Health Professionals (Lippincott)
    Lippincott Comprehensive NCLEX PN (Lippincott)
    Henke's Med Math (Lippincott)
    Lab Notes-Guideto Diagnostic Test (FA Davis)
    Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (FA Davis)
    Davis' Drug Guide for Nurses (FA Davis)
    Gerontological Nursing (Lippincott)
    Nursing Care Plans (Mosby)
    Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing-text (Lippincott)
    Introductory Medical Surgical Nursing-guide (Lippincott)
    Introductory Clinical Pharmacology-text (Lippincott)
    Introductory Clinical Pharmacology-guide (Lippincott)
    Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice (Lippincott)
    Introductory Maternity & Pediatric Nursing (Lippincott)
    Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (Lippincott)
    Community Nursing (Anderson)
    Leadership & Management Functions in Nursing (Lippincott)

    Its A LOT of books, so I just want to make sure these are good books. If not, there's nothing I can do about it anyways, lol.
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  3. by   sunray12
    That is indeed a lot. I don't start till August and don't have info about books yet. I hope that some of that list is recommended rather than required and also hope that some are available electronically.

    Good luck.
  4. by   VM85
    I have many of the same books that you have on your list and they were all very helpful. I am just about done with medsurg(ive done G&D, Pharm, my sciences, and fundamentals- which was a great book, make sure you really utilize it!) If you study what your suppose to, then you should be fine. I recommend buying books that act as study guides....books such as med surg success( which i did not get but wish I had) for me fundamentals was the most busiest, stressful course- there was so much info and labs on how to learn things that seemed like they would be common sense, but when you have to do it a specific way, in a specific order, its very nerve racking! Its all alot of info to take in so just make sure you set aside time to study, because i can garuntee if you dont, you wont succeed- and if you do pass, please let me in on your secret haha!good luck and if you put the workinto it youll be fine
  5. by   caliotter3
    You didn't give the authors of the texts so it is hard to compare. Most publishers publish more than one text with similar titles.
  6. by   ZanatuBelmont
    Quote from AHinch1988
    Hello everybody!

    How is everyone doing today? I hope everyones day is going well. I haven't started nursing school yet, but I do start on July 29th and I was going through the list of textbooks that I will be getting at orientation and its a lot. I was just wondering if anyone has these same books for their schools or if they are good ones. I will put the title of the book and the publisher. Here is the list:

    Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts- guide (Lippincott)
    Memmler's The Human Body in Health & Disease-gide (Lippincott)
    Medical Terminology for Health Professionals (Lippincott)
    Lippincott Comprehensive NCLEX PN (Lippincott)
    Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (FA Davis)
    Nursing Care Plans (Mosby)
    Introductory Medical Surgical Nursing-guide (Lippincott)
    Introductory Clinical Pharmacology-guide (Lippincott)

    Its A LOT of books, so I just want to make sure these are good books. If not, there's nothing I can do about it anyways, lol.
    I quoted your message above and left only the books I doubt will be "required." None of my instructors have utilized our guides and only recommend it for practicing (which is a good idea, of course). I wouldn't waste my money on the dictionary, either - you have WebMD for that (seriously). Besides having an extra eight heavy books to store in your closet and take up valuable space, save yourself the $500 or so bucks and skip out on those if possible! Your best resources is always your textbook.

    Also - do NOT skip out on the drug book! A few students in my class last term thought they could get away with not buying the drug book, BIG MISTAKE. Your drug book will become your second Bible [I consider my Med-Surg book my first Bible].
  7. by   Lorrie1964
    Actually i just started lpn program july 1, 2009. I have memmler's the human body in health and disease 11th edition by lippincott. We have our first test coming up next week on 4 chapters, hopefully i can remember it all. I've been out of school for awhile. Any study suggestions
  8. by   Roxyann57
    We both are required around the same books. I start sept 3rd. Try barnes and nobles and type in the book name and buy the used ones. Usually the description will have it listed as used but it is actually brand new. I basically ordered all of mine and spent around 350-400 buying all used. We had to get every book & work book that came with them. The human body in health and illness is the A&P book. I had to read the first 4 chapters and it's a pretty easy read. Good luck! A lot of my classmates recommended amazon, but I hate amazon so I found all of mine easily at B&N.com.

    Also, Lorrie1964, I would make notecards and study them as much as possible, anywhere you go bring them with you. Grocery shopping, clothing shopping, work, anywhere you can have a free five minutes have them with you! Also outline every chapter, and just reread everything making sure you know it inside and out! Good luck!

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