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Nursing Diagnosis Book for Clinicals....Any recommendations?

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by NewStudent33 NewStudent33 (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyone! I'm about to begin my 1st set of clinicals in the next couple weeks and am in need of a Nursing Diagnosis Handbook/Book. Anyone have some good recommendations? I would love to find something that is well organized (as we all know some of these books are so scattered!) with NANDA diagnoses...even care plans/interventions would be great! But most importantly, something well organized :) Thanks so much...look forward hearing what was beneficial to you!

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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook by Ackley is the only one you'll ever need. You don't even need the most updated version; I would get an older edition for cheaper if I were you!

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We use Cox's Clinical Applications of Nursing Diagnosis. It's very organized and lists ALL of the diagnoses on the front-inside cover with page numbers. The book is set up according to Gordon's Patterns and makes it easier to create a diagnosis related to your patient.

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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook by Ackley is the only one you'll ever need. You don't even need the most updated version; I would get an older edition for cheaper if I were you!

I agree, we use it and it truly does break everything down nicely. I had bought another book that is way more confusing.

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Do-over works as a RN.

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I used books by carpenito and by swearingen when in school. Always received high marks for care plans.

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I just came across a care plan book that I absolutely love:

Swearingen's Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Care Planning Resource

7th Edition

ISBN: 978032307254-0

It's $40 on amazon.com

I really enjoy it because it contains every aspect for our care plans from the patho, to the NANDA, to the intervetions.

Good Luck!

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RNCEN has 5 years experience and works as a Staff RN-Emergency.

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I like my Gulanick and Myers book.

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Wow! Thank you guys so much...a tremendous help in my search! :yeah:I will check them all out tonight!

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