a must read book for nurses!!

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by ErinDel ErinDel, ADN, BSN Member Nurse

Specializes in Inpatient psych, Hospice, ED psych, Surgical Care. Has 8 years experience.

Hi, I am currently reading a book which was written by a nurse telling about her trials and tribulations as a student nurse all the way through her career as an emergency and critical care nurse. I can't put the book down. Everything is so real and I am sure a lot of you can relate to different aspects of the story. The name of the book is: intensive care, the story of a nurse. Written by echo heron. (Yes that's her real name). I bought it at borders bookstore. So if u ever have the time to take a break from studying, or working those 12hr shifts, I highly recommend it. Also, let me know if someone has heard of it or already read it. Thanks:)

Pepper The Cat

Pepper The Cat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology. Has 36 years experience. 1,768 Posts

Echo Heron is very popular here. Her books are GREAT! I think most of us have read her. Make sure you pick up the sequal - Critical Care. And Tending Lives is also very good.

ErinDel

ErinDel, ADN, BSN

Specializes in Inpatient psych, Hospice, ED psych, Surgical Care. Has 8 years experience. 523 Posts

Oh I did not realize it was so popular already. Yea I love the book and I will definitely pick up the sequel. Thanks ;)

3KittiesRN

3KittiesRN

Specializes in Medical/Surgical, L&D, Postpartum. Has 8 years experience. 110 Posts

I read that book before I went to nursing school and became a nurse. I love her books! Tending lives is a really great book too!!

squirtle

squirtle

138 Posts

Love that book! I read it while I was in nursing school, and just reread it now which is a year after I graduated. This is going to sound corny, but I felt so emotionally involved with the book because I remembered how I felt when I first read it and it really put in to perspective how much I had been though since. I hadn't read the sequel... I'm going to have to check it out.

HeartsOpenWide, RN

Specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne. 2 Articles; 2,889 Posts

My favorite true books about nurses:

Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent

"The Making of a Nurse"; also "A Nurses Story" both by Tilda Shalof

Pepper The Cat

Pepper The Cat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology. Has 36 years experience. 1,768 Posts

2 other "must reads"

Nurse's Story and Rusty's Story - both by Carol Gino

Colo9740

Colo9740

56 Posts

Bed Ten is another good one we read in our program

CaLLaCoDe, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Medsurge. 1,174 Posts

Intensive Care: the story of a nurse

This book is #1 on my choice for the newby nurse required reading list!!! A+

No real nurse can put this book down or put this book down!!!!

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience. 67 Articles; 14,008 Posts

my personal favorite is "house of god" by samuel shem.

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