Nursing resources/books to read

Students Pre-Nursing


Hi, I've got all of me pre-req's done except Micro which I'm taking this fall. I'm just waiting to get into nursing school which I will then only have the nursing courses to take. My question is this, are there any good pre-nursing books to read that addresses beginning the nursing procedures. Everything I've read seems to be too deep/detailed for someone who hasn't had any clinicals or pharmacology etc...I'm just kinda wanting to get a jump start on the knowledge that I'll gain in school, I'm a reader but it has to keep my attention (why I'm not reading textbooks :chuckle )



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Not sure this is exactly what you are looking for, but here's a few sugggestions of books and publications that I have found helpful.

For a good all-around viewpoint on nursing school I suggest Stressed Out About Nursing School by Stephanie Thibeault, published by Bandido Books. She discusses just about every aspect of nursing school (pre-, during, and post-) that you can think of, and many you don't know about yet! FYI: someone mentioned in another thread that the author posts to this site from time to time.

For more specific subject reading, I found the Incredibly Easy Series by Springhouse to be useful. They offer titles specific to most nursing classes and/or duties, such as Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Fluids & Electrolytes, Drug Calculations, Assesments, Charting, Patient Teaching (lots more titles; too many to name). The books are written on the level a new student can understand and provide some pretty decent reference to augment course study later on. Also, Springhouse produces a Nursing Made Incredibly Easy magazine that is good and you might find useful.

That's all that comes to mind right now. Hope this helps. Good luck with your reading and studies!

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