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Saunders and Suzanne...

I wanted to say to everyone that Saunders is the best book that was ever recommended to me. Every single disease that was not taught to me in nursing school and that was not in the kaplan book was in Saunders. It is a colossal book but it's worth having it along with the questions. I had 265 questions and I was able to answer them because of Saunders. By the way Suzanne thank you :)

Also one question (since you seem to know the answer most of the time...lol) what is up with these herbal questions? I had about 3 questions on them and I mean specific ones :uhoh21: . These were not taught at my school. And they are not part of the 15 pilot question because I got them around 180's. Can not really tell if I answered them right or wrong.

Anyway would like to have your input on the subject if you know about it.

suzy253, RN

Specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

Thanks for the info on the Saunders book. That's the one that I have. I agree--it's very good.

Yup...Suzanne's the best! :)

Nothing is up with the herbal questions, it is something that you need to know and actually should be using on a daily basis when you are at work.

Examples, there are quite a few herbal meds that are used on a daily basis by quite a few of your patients that you may not be aware of, but you should know. They can interfere with different medications that you are giving them..When you are admitting a patient, besides asking a patient what meds are they on, also ask them if they are taking any vitamins or any herbals meds or meds not prescribed by their doctor.

Simple one, many take Echinacea to prevent colds, but this can cause an adverse effect if the patient is starting a chemotherapy regimen, it will keep the chemo from working, others can influence bleeding, etc.

Remember that most drugs that we use nowadays started off as herbal medications in the old days..Digoxin or its basic form was herbal. :)

Hope that this helps..............

I wanted to say to everyone that Saunders is the best book that was ever recommended to me. Every single disease that was not taught to me in nursing school and that was not in the kaplan book was in Saunders. It is a colossal book but it's worth having it along with the questions. I had 265 questions and I was able to answer them because of Saunders. By the way Suzanne thank you :)

Also one question (since you seem to know the answer most of the time...lol) what is up with these herbal questions? I had about 3 questions on them and I mean specific ones :uhoh21: . These were not taught at my school. And they are not part of the 15 pilot question because I got them around 180's. Can not really tell if I answered them right or wrong.

Anyway would like to have your input on the subject if you know about it.

Hi,

Which saunders book is this? I am one of the unfortunate ones and I'd like to know which saunders you used coz I have one but did not help me. If it's ok with you can you please post the ESBN number here so that I know which one to get. Thanks...

Hi,

Which saunders book is this? I am one of the unfortunate ones and I'd like to know which saunders you used coz I have one but did not help me. If it's ok with you can you please post the ESBN number here so that I know which one to get. Thanks...

the isbn is 0-7216-0347-5

also another great saunders book is the strategies book here is the isbn numcer 1-4160-0095-X

I wanted to say to everyone that Saunders is the best book that was ever recommended to me. Every single disease that was not taught to me in nursing school and that was not in the kaplan book was in Saunders. It is a colossal book but it's worth having it along with the questions. I had 265 questions and I was able to answer them because of Saunders. By the way Suzanne thank you :)

Also one question (since you seem to know the answer most of the time...lol) what is up with these herbal questions? I had about 3 questions on them and I mean specific ones :uhoh21: . These were not taught at my school. And they are not part of the 15 pilot question because I got them around 180's. Can not really tell if I answered them right or wrong.

Anyway would like to have your input on the subject if you know about it.

I was going to post the exact same thing. :bowingpur Thank you Suzzane! I am lending this book to my girlfriend who unfortunately didn't pass.

You are very welcome.............. :)

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Which Saunders book did you use?

I used the green covered one : COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW FOR NCLEX-RN EDITION 2.

And how exactly were you using it? That may be the biggest problem.

im using the Saunders Comprehensive Review nclex-pn.

isbn# 0-7216-9718-6. Is this one acceptable?

I think alot of us in this forum had the Saunders Comprehensive Review 2nd edition (copyright 2002). The updated 3rd edition just came out today with more questions. Suzanne do we need the 3rd edition?

I have the Comprehensive 3rd edition and I have been answering the questions at the back of each chapter for a while now. I finished my first round a week ago. Good stuff, but is that it? Or do I need another Saunders book?

Suzanne says you dont need another book. Once you have completed all of the end chapter quizzes. You need to PM her and she will send you the 2nd part. Now it wont hurt to start answering the questions on your Saunders CD. There are 4000 of them. And you dont need to read the entire chapters either. Just follow her plan exactly as she has written it. This will be my 2nd time and my last time. This plan is really helping me structure my studies and I dont feel pressured cause I feel I am getting the core of what I need to pass the next time. And not only that but I am learning a lot by doing the questions. Good luck to you. (oh yeah, this thread is a couple years old).

Suzanne says you dont need another book. Once you have completed all of the end chapter quizzes. You need to PM her and she will send you the 2nd part. Now it wont hurt to start answering the questions on your Saunders CD. There are 4000 of them. And you dont need to read the entire chapters either. Just follow her plan exactly as she has written it. This will be my 2nd time and my last time. This plan is really helping me structure my studies and I dont feel pressured cause I feel I am getting the core of what I need to pass the next time. And not only that but I am learning a lot by doing the questions. Good luck to you. (oh yeah, this thread is a couple years old).

thank you. :) so I don't need the Q and A anymore.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

thank you. :) so I don't need the Q and A anymore.

I would just concentrate on the comprehensive book and if following Suzanne's plan make sure it is the 3rd edition

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