Pharmacology Textbook Advice

  1. Hello everyone. I am enrolled in an advanced pharmacology class this summer and the professor has instructed that we choose one of three textbooks to used throughout the course. These three books are:
    Lazo, J.S., Parker, K., & Brunton, L.L. (2005). Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis Of Therapeutics.

    Katzung, B.G. (2006). Basic & Clinical Pharmacology.

    Wynne, A.L. (2007). Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers.


    I have never used any of these books before, so I am looking for strengths/weaknesses, likes/dislikes, etc. of these books. Any ideas as to which book would be best for me as a CNS student (I won't be actively prescribing meds upon graduation) who is also considering a post-master's certificate as a palliative care NP?

    Any suggestions you have are most welcomed!

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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  3. by   carachel2
    We used "Pharmacology for Nursing Care." At first I was rather surprised that it "seemed" like an undergrad text BUT the author (Lehne) is *amazing* in how he explains pharmacology principles and he goes VERY much in depth....but in a style that is casual and very logical.
  4. by   NCLEX_CareBear
    Hi, I currently is using Katzung: Basic and Clinical PHarmacology. It's a great resource with lots of in-depth info. Nicely organized. I heard many med students use this book as well.
  5. by   Asherah
    Quote from carachel2
    We used "Pharmacology for Nursing Care." At first I was rather surprised that it "seemed" like an undergrad text BUT the author (Lehne) is *amazing* in how he explains pharmacology principles and he goes VERY much in depth....but in a style that is casual and very logical.
    I wanted to give my and agree that the Lehne text is outstanding. I realize it isn't one of your three choices, but I would recommend it as a supplement as it really clarifies some difficult concepts. Good luck!

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