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SUNY-Downstate summer '09--Introduce yourselves please!

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy. Has 8 years experience.

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Ok, here is the list of books. I didn't copy the entire titles with edition and publishe but I did copy the title and ISBN #'s. If you go online just type the isbn # on the amazon search box or ebay/half.com, etc....

- Health Assessment in Nursing, 9780781762403

- Applying Nursing Process - A tool for Critical Thinking 9780781774086

- Leading & Managing in Nursing 0323039006

The 8th Habit 9780684846651

The new leadership challenge: Creating the future of nursing 9780803620452

- Understanding Patophysiology 9780323049900

Study Guide 9780323049894

- Foundation of psychiatry & Mental Health 9781416000884

Manual 1416029168

- Nursing Today, Transition and Trends 1416056726

- Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationals for Nursing Practice 9780781777698

Study Guide 9780781782487

- Nursing as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning 9780763746438

- Maternal Newborn Nursing & Woman's Health Across Life Span 9780132208734

Study Guide 0132324415

There is one more book... but I didn't write the complete title and I think the ISBN is wrong. I have to go to Downstate on monday for my 2nd PPD, so I will stop by the bookstore to get the correct title on this book:

**Community Health & Nursing 9780781765846

Some of these titles don't seem to match the courses that we are taking during the summer (like the Psychiatry/Mental Health Book).

I will be taking the course names and numbers with me on monday to confirm the list, so please check back later on during the week to see if there are any changes to the list.

JeanettePNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy. Has 8 years experience.

Thanks for this list, FML!

Are there any former students who can clue us in on which textbooks are really necessary and which will never be opened? There's nothing I hate more than spending lots of money on school materials we never use.

JeanettePNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy. Has 8 years experience.

I recommend Abebooks.com for textbooks. They always have the lowest prices, IME.

Also, use your judgment and decide whether you can save even more by going with an older edition. As a rule of thumb, I buy the most recent edition of books that teach actual nursing procedures and techniques, because I want the most up-to-date information. But if it's more a nursing philosophy/history type of book, I'll look for an older edition.

thanks a lot for the list, this is great. I am also a fan of older editions, international editions can also be a really good bargain.

Also, did everyone get the email about registration? Do any current students, or anyone that might know a student have any recommendations on what professors to take?

hmmm,

the pathophysiology text is getting some pretty bad reviews from nursing students and instructors at amazon.com.

i was worried about this class the most, i think patho and pharmacology are going to be the hardest classes. and we all know from our undergraduate experience that a great text makes all the difference... i think i'll wait for the first class to see if the professor really wants us to get that book, or we can use another one.

i have found a former student of suny downstate accelerated bsn somewhere else on allnurses.com not a long time ago. i will try to search through my posts and ask her to take a look at the list and tell us which books we will never use.

This is the update book list....

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Summer Session I - ISBN #'s

NRBS 300 9780781774086 and 0781765846

NRBS311 9780781762403

PAPH 630 9780323049900 and 9780323049894

Summer Session II ISBN #'s

NRBS 315 1416056726

NRBS 326 9780781777698 and 9780781782487

NRBS 330 9780763746438

NRBS 341 9780132208734 and 0132324415

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Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the book list! So helpful! :heartbeat

Has anyone been studying/preparing for summer courses? Has anyone reviewed any nursing books like dosage calculation, nursing notes/process, medical vocabulary? Does anyone know if we are required to pass a math test in the beginning of each session?

I read this thread earlier and thought that we all could benefit from the discussion

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-student/i-wish-i-384846.html

JeanettePNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy. Has 8 years experience.

I am brushing up on my A&P. I also have some old nursing textbooks (the ones for school didn't come yet) and I've been reading through them, but I think the A&P is most helpful.

My basic math is fine. I don't really need practice in decimals, percents and fractions.

As far as pharma goes, whenever there's a section in A&P that discusses drugs and their effects, I pay extra-close attention. I also pay attention to injection sites, names of muscles, veins, major body landmarks, that sort of thing.

If it's the same as it was in 2007, I used every one of those books with the exception of the Leadership course - no exams in Leadership - just tons of papers, a group presentation (lots of group presentations in that program) and a clinical and mandatory class time. But in everyone of the other courses you will have to crack everyone of those books. The exam questions are often obsure - I had to read them with a fine tooth comb. In Patho, the study guide really helped me - it saved me actually cause I could not finish the indepth text book reading - that was a summer course and very quick. You dont really need the clinical handbooks they have in the bookstore. The pych course is the second summer. Hope this helps. Oh, and even for the Nursing Today course - you've got to study the book to pass the exams. Or I did anyway. And in Nursing Assessment - the exams are harder than you may think. Be prepared. I failed the midterm and had to break my behind to catch up! - Durable

JeanettePNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy. Has 8 years experience.

Tons of papers is not good. I just won't have time for researching and writing tons of papers. Unless a paper means a page or two...

thanks for the heads up. I am currently enrolled in an LPN program and have recently reviewed a an entire dosage calculation book. My current LPN class is very broad and doesn't go too much into details on assessment or nursing notes. The test questions are hard but I found that the NCLEX study guides are very helpful.

I am brushing up on my A&P. I also have some old nursing textbooks (the ones for school didn't come yet) and I've been reading through them, but I think the A&P is most helpful.

My basic math is fine. I don't really need practice in decimals, percents and fractions.

As far as pharma goes, whenever there's a section in A&P that discusses drugs and their effects, I pay extra-close attention. I also pay attention to injection sites, names of muscles, veins, major body landmarks, that sort of thing.

I am taking A& II this semester but I am finding it hard to concentrate on the class beacuse I have been taking 17 credits this semester -- all science courses. I will have a 2 week break before starting the RN program at Downstate so hopefully I will be able to start reading the summer books ahead of time.

I thought the hardest course by far was Med Surg 3. Patho was hard but we got a good teacher so it wasn't that bad. The Summer courses are short so those can be tough. A lot depends on who the teacher is. some are great and some are a drag but it should even out. - Durable

duarble,

thank you so much for your help! time to study our behinds off is coming and we appreciate all the advice we can get!

fml814,

i am also finishing my a&p ii this semester. yesterday i have found a thread on this site where old downstate students were complaining that the admissions wanted to revoke their place in class because students did not submit their final grades before june 1st. so make sure you let them know, or send them a final transcript as soon as you can.

my final for that class is going to be on june 2nd or 3rd. so in my case i have to submit to downstate a letter from my professor written on a department letterhead saying that i am currently registered in that class and if it looks like i am passing.

Hi, I am also finishing up some pre-reqs. Do you know how we go about registration if we do not have final transcripts? We may have a hold on our accounts. I am waiting for a reply from admissions as to what my next step is. Does the letter from your Prof allow you to register?

I have been so worried about this!

Any information would help!

=) Lisa

JeanettePNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy. Has 8 years experience.

Lucky for me I finished all my pre-reqs before I even applied.

My only hold now will come from missing items on my medical forms... I keep trying to call the health office to find out what I can do about it but nobody answers. I left messages and did not get a call back.

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