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I'm hoping to start LPN school in August 06' I was just wondering if anyone knew of any books or websites i can use to prepare myself for nursing school. I was planning on purchsing a med/surg book. Any other suggestions?? please let me know thank you God bless tiffany

I'm hoping to start LPN school in August 06' I was just wondering if anyone knew of any books or websites i can use to prepare myself for nursing school. I was planning on purchsing a med/surg book. Any other suggestions?? please let me know thank you God bless tiffany

I'm in an RN-AD program but personally, I wouldn't spend money on books until you know what is being assigned. There's no point in buying a med-surg book when you don't know what the instructors at your school prefer. Don't waste your money.

To be honest, I just jumped in and started. So did most everyone else along with me (those who weren't already in nursing or medicine somehow). Your instructors will "mold" you the way they want, and focus your attention on what they want you to learn first (and best).

I think the ONE book you should have before starting is some type of portable calendar--date book type thing. I actually bought Saunders' Student Nurse Planner Version 3 and REALLY liked it. It has ALOT of basic information you just can't go wrong with: lab values, head to toe assessments, patient care, abbreviations you'll need to know, med info, tips for studying and exam taking...a little bit of everything. Nice reference.

Wait...I see you don't plan to start until NEXT August? Don't buy a thing yet :) Info changes so fast, you won't even want the Saunders book I recommended until the month before you start!!

Good luck!

I start, LPN school in Sept 05. The only book I did buy was an Anatomy book, just to get a head start. I figured, none of that changes and it wouldn't hurt to start memorizing

Anyone disagree?

there are anatomy colouring books avaialble on amazon for a couple of dollars that are really good for learning anatomy...if you can get one that goes with your text book it'll help heaps...

just my 2c..no idea if it applies to LNP classes, just how i learnt anatomy for med school

Hi RNs2BRwe, where did you find the Saunders' Student Nurse planner? I'm starting my BSN program in August and think that would be a great thing to have.

Kris

I'm in an RN-AD program but personally, I wouldn't spend money on books until you know what is being assigned. There's no point in buying a med-surg book when you don't know what the instructors at your school prefer. Don't waste your money.

To be honest, I just jumped in and started. So did most everyone else along with me (those who weren't already in nursing or medicine somehow). Your instructors will "mold" you the way they want, and focus your attention on what they want you to learn first (and best).

I think the ONE book you should have before starting is some type of portable calendar--date book type thing. I actually bought Saunders' Student Nurse Planner Version 3 and REALLY liked it. It has ALOT of basic information you just can't go wrong with: lab values, head to toe assessments, patient care, abbreviations you'll need to know, med info, tips for studying and exam taking...a little bit of everything. Nice reference.

Wait...I see you don't plan to start until NEXT August? Don't buy a thing yet :) Info changes so fast, you won't even want the Saunders book I recommended until the month before you start!!

Good luck!

Hi RNs2BRwe, where did you find the Saunders' Student Nurse planner? I'm starting my BSN program in August and think that would be a great thing to have.

Kris

I just thought I would let you know that there is a new edition coming out. (4th edition I believe) It should be on the shelves June 8th.

You also may want to check out http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/index.jsp you can order it there along with any other book you can think of for nursing.

GWENLYN18

Has 6 years experience.

AM STARTING NURSING fALL 05' I AM GOING FOR RN AND i BOUGHT A BOOK THAT HAS A LOT OF GOOD STUFF IN IT. ITS SMALL SO I CARRY IT IN MY PURSE ITS CALLED, Just the Facts: A Pocket Guide to Basic Nursing. IT HAS EVERYTHING IN IT AND IT'S ONLY ABOUT $25. GOOD LUCK AND CONGRATS!

I'm hoping to start LPN school in August 06' I was just wondering if anyone knew of any books or websites i can use to prepare myself for nursing school. I was planning on purchsing a med/surg book. Any other suggestions?? please let me know thank you God bless tiffany

Hey! If you have not already purchased a Medical Terminology book, get one, it will help you. If you still have your A&P books they are helpful to. Good Luck!!!

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