I have just finished a pre-req for my CNA and the book is a very good beginners book for those interested in the Healthcare field. My class was called Heathcare Fundamentals. The title of the book is "Introduction of Health Science Technology"
Some of the Chapters are "Health Care Systems' "Careers in Health Care" "Personal Qualities of a Health Care Worker" "Medical Terminology
" "Anatomoy and Physiology" "Human Growth and Development" "Geriatric Care" "Infection Control" "Vital Signs" "First Aid" and there's more. This book covers everything basic and is an easy read. I always thought that this was a great first book. I bought mine with a workbook that we had to do for homework for my class and it helped a lot. I really learned the material. But you can also buy the book separately.
I've seen several copies of this book at my local Barnes and Noble. Check it out and see if it's for you!
I also read all the Echo Heron Books. They are very good and very interesting to read.
Don't waste your money on "Nurse" by Peggy Anderson. Its way out of date (older) and just not that good. Also another book by a male nurse, Michael Brown? I forget the name of the book but its very boring. Found all of them in Barnes and Noble and bought them all because I'm so interested in Nursing.
Good luck whatever you decide! :wink2: