Best nursing books according to redditors

We found 289 Reddit comments discussing the best nursing books. We ranked the 136 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Nursing anesthesia books
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Nursing fundamentals & skills books
Nursing gerontology books
Nursing issues, trends & roles books
Nursing LPN & LVN books
Nursing management books
Women health nursing books
Medical & surgical nursing books
Nursing parient education books
Nursing home care books
Nursing oncology books
Pediatric nursing books
Psychiatry & mental health nursing books
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Nurse-patient relations books
Nursing assistants & aids books
Cardiovascular nursing books
Nursing diagnosis books
Medical nutrition books

Top Reddit comments about Nursing:

u/crushed_oreos · 18 pointsr/StudentNurse

Y'all do realize that there are countless numbers of care plan textbooks on Amazon you can get used for less than $10, right? They saved my ass in nursing school. Let me find the two I like. Hold on.

EDIT: Here's one.

EDIT: Here's the other.

EDIT: And no, I don't advocate copy/pasting. But sometimes you just need a nudge in the right direction, and these books do a great job at that. Like everyone here says, you'll never, ever, EVER use care plans after you leave school.

u/destroyingtocreate · 9 pointsr/StudentNurse

Ahh Fundamentals. Nursing as an ART. ; ) Yes. It's different.. no your science-based knowledge isn't really going to help a whole lot when it comes to this area.

Fundamentals essentially are the roots of nursing. Consider Maslow's hierarchy... you are basically learning about the bottom 2 levels. Oxygenation, fluids, food/nutrition, rest, pain... etc.

The fact that you're new to nursing, and NCLEX style questions - that also makes it more difficult as well. Learning NCLEX can be difficult for some. I suggest you go ahead and buy Saunders 6th Edition Comprehensive Review. It will help you throughout the entirety of your nursing school career. Also, a lot of people in my nursing school used .. just google things like "fundamentals quizlet" .. we found that our instructor got a lot of her exam questions from there... also google whatever you're studying + quizlet or whatever you're studying + NCLEX.

Practice a lot of NCLEX questions. Get the hang of them. Really review the rationales... this is true for not only fundamentals, but all areas of nursing.

With Saunders you get a code that provides an online source so you can practice NCLEX questions. It's really helpful.. it's been a really great tool for me. The book is laid out really nicely and also has questions in it as well.

u/tryx · 7 pointsr/neuro

If you want the standard sequence of Neuroscience textbooks, there is a rough ordering of 3 common books. Each are very comprehensive and more than you would likely be able to read cover to cover, but they get more sophisticated and comprehensive as you go. The last one specifically is essentially the bible of neuroscience and you will be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive coverage of any of the topics outside a specialised textbooks or research papers.

These books will cover the general overview of neuroanatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology but if you want to go further in depth, there are more advanced books for each of those and dozens of other subfields.

  1. Purves - Neuroscience
  2. Bear - Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain
  3. Kandel - Principles of Neural Science

    I would specifically recommend Nolte - The human brain: an introduction to its functional anatomy as an exceptional example of a specialised text. Unfortunately, I do not recall the neurpharmacology text that I used, but it was very good too. I shall look it up and get back to you! For a more general introduction to pharmacology, the standard text is Rand and Dale - Pharmacology.
u/sandely65 · 7 pointsr/nursing

I use this Saunders book. Maybe you use this one too or you have a different one in mind. I really like this one because the chapters give you a bullet pointed review of concepts and have practice questions at the end of each chapter. I haven't used any of the others, but I really like this one.

u/CursiveCuriosa · 6 pointsr/StudentNurse

Pharm is tough. The first test of nursing school in ANY subject is going to be tough.

My success in pharm has depended on studying in MANY different ways. My professor provides us with a "key list" of drugs for each test module, and then bases her lectures off that list. I take that list, save it to my desktop, and almost retype all of her PPT notes underneath each drug/drug class. I print this off as a sort of condensed "manual" and carry that with me just about everywhere. It makes it easy for me to study (I don't have to get out my laptop, can read it at a red light...oops?). Also, I use mosby's flashcards (link below) and found them to be extremely helpful. The pictures may or may not be too silly to remember, but the information on the back is extremely condensed and helpful. Now, these flashcards do NOT always have everything my professor tests on, HOWEVER, they do give me a good starting point.

Basically, I start small and start to build on a drug class. I "get to know" my drug by looking at the Mosby flashcard. I'm familiar. I then re read my notes from my teacher. More familiar. I tend to repeat this step a LOT. If it feels like it's not sinking in, just keep going. Pharm is a lot of rote memorization, and you have to keep chugging.

I also found it very helpful to read case studies on a drug, find a youtube video ABOUT someone who takes the drug, read something about someone who took it, etc. It was a LOT easier for me to remember a drug when I was able to put a story to it. I have classmates who even make up their OWN stories about a drug. Whatever you have to do.

I don't study for pharm in any one way. The key is to find a way that keeps you ENGAGED. I personally did not enjoy making flashcards (the ones I bought served a purpose) and got more use out of re-typing notes and having everything on a few pages.

Also, do you have a study group? I find that sitting down with my condensed drug list and talking about the drug with classmates helps a lot. Quiz each other. Just talk about it. It's also helpful to find out a classmate has been/is on a certain drug and shares their story about the drug. Again, have something to connect to.

One important thing to realize (I struggled with this) is that you CANNOT memorize EVERYTHING about a drug. When I say "spend time" with each drug, pretend you are sitting there taking it out to dinner. Find out it's life story. Why does it do what it does? Once you start understanding the drug, you can start to understand/guess some of the side and adverse effects (some side/adverse effects are just oddballs, and you have to memorize those, but fortunately the "weird" ones are the easy ones that stand out!). The big drug list we got used to overwhelm me, but just take it one. bite. at. a. time. Also, I study pharm a little bit every day. I could NOT be successful in this class if I was like a lot of my other classmates and crammed. Often times, it's literally the day before a test where the information just "clicks", and I finally feel confident. I can't imagine trying to cram all the info in in a few days. It's not a good subject for that.

Also, now you know HOW your teacher tests, and the kinds of questions they deem to be important. When you meet with your teacher, be sure to straight up ask them what they recommend. Many teachers are more than willing to help. My pharm professor is amazing, and is the reason pharm is one of my favorite classes.

u/shesurrenders · 5 pointsr/nursing

I really liked the Saunders/Sylvestri book. It was required for school, and came with a companion CD. I only ever used the CD, I did probably 3200 questions and it was definitely overkill, but I passed in 75 questions and that's the only review I did. I know it's stressful, but you'll get it next time, and good luck! If you buy the book used, make sure it comes with the CD!

u/Bookish920 · 5 pointsr/nursing

I thought this book was most reflective of actual questions on the test

u/slayhern · 5 pointsr/nursing

I used Saunders and dominated the Exit HESI, which is allegedly supposed to be more difficult than the NCLEX. I loved it, it had tons of questions, and really helped me go through each system and point in the lifespan to come to logical conclusions during my test.

Other people will recommend Mosby's.

Both are supposed to be great, just make sure you get one with a CD included, otherwise you will miss out on tons of questions that are not included in the book. Good luck to your wife!

u/AwsumSaus · 4 pointsr/StudentNurse has a pharm course that I'm taking over the summer. Get an early start on that crap, that's the one course that almost took me out last semester (did fine in the class but failed the ATI). I also really like these pharm flashcards, they don't cover all drugs but I was actually able to visualize a few of the cards during my ATI retake and it helped.

I am also in patho next fall so can't help you there....

u/likeIstoleit · 4 pointsr/StudentNurse

Get the ATI TEAS guide. They make the freakin thing, so why not do it. You must have looked at Amazon, because the prices are identical to what you wrote.

Whether new or like-new, it is well worth the top $45 price range. Considering that my nursing school books has totaled over $1800, $45 looks like chump change.

u/wicksa · 3 pointsr/nursing

There are premade med flashcards you can buy. Here's an example.

Her class will likely have powerpoints to study or she can take notes during lecture that will help highlight the important information. You don't have to literally memorize every medication, because that would be insane. It's a lot of learning the more common classes of drugs and their actions/side effects, and most of the drugs in their respective classes have similar names so they are easy to lump together. I find the people that made 100s of flash cards for every drug imaginable wasted their time.

For NCLEX all I did was buy the Kaplan Q bank and the Saunders review book and do ~50 practice questions a day for about 2 weeks and I passed first try.

u/Jilleh-bean · 3 pointsr/nursing

Good idea. Like I said to the other poster, I think Saunders is much too easy. Even the priority questions are very obvious. I really liked the Lippincott book. Their questions were harder and helped me more. Lippincott also has a questions book with ALL alternative format questions.

u/poursalt · 3 pointsr/StudentNurse
u/Dimmo17 · 3 pointsr/DrugNerds

As a pure reference encyclopedia Rang and Dales pharmacology is an excellent resource. All information is presented clearly and has brilliant diagrams and tables which explains concepts well. It is a little large and heavy to carry around though.

I am currently reading Toxicology: Principles and Methods by M A Subramanian and I find it very well presented and concise, also fits in a bag easily and isn't too heavy so is practical to carry around.

u/prettymuchquiche · 3 pointsr/NursingStudents

I borrowed a book (this one: from the community college library, skimmed through the sections to see what was on the test, and took one of the practice tests in the back. I also had an app to do some practice questions on the bus, etc. I scored about 85% overall and did the best in the English/reading sections (high 90%), pretty good on math, and decent enough on the science section.

u/Lcfa2004 · 3 pointsr/PharmacySchool

I recommend this book Antibiotics Simplified . It was a lot of help on several rotations during my P4 year

u/Lyanroar · 3 pointsr/nursing

I just took the NCLEX last month, and it was all over the place where content is concerned. I was in and out in 75 questions, so I didn't see a whole lot of it, but its really more about critical thinking than specific knowledge. Of course you have to have a level of background knowledge in nursing, but its mostly about the "think and link".

As far as studying, I didn't do much - I spent the last 3 years studying nursing, after all. I did however use an app called NCLEX Mastery, which can be found here, whenever I had a few minutes with nothing to do. Its pretty comprehensive, and it generally has thorough rationales. I found it useful for assessing for areas of weakness in my knowledge. I also used this book. Its very thorough, and while I didn't make much use of it, my classmates speak very highly of it.

If you've done well in your course of study, don't get yourself too worked up about NCLEX. If you haven't done so hot, I'd recommend spending some quality time with either/both of those resources.

Best of luck!

> A lot of students in my class are extremely nervous about it.

I have come to the conclusion that my faculty made a BIG deal out of the NCLEX mostly to scare us into busting our asses studying. It worked. The truth is, if you've paid attention in class, done your reading assignments and haven't been daydreaming during clinical, you'll be fine. The vast majority of nurses pass the NCLEX on their first try, whether it takes them 75 questions or 285. The fact that you're worried about it and are seeking resources indicates to me that you'll pass and be just fine. Just don't think you can sit on your laurels, though :)

u/ithinkimightbegay · 3 pointsr/StudentNurse

I've heard many suggestions for the Saunders NCLEX Review, which is readily available through illegitimate means if money is an issue.

u/ohqktp · 3 pointsr/StudentNurse

Recent grad from an ABSN program and I just passed my NCLEX on the first try. I almost never read in nursing school and graduated with a 4.0 Like with any college major, you'll likely be assigned a lot of reading but that doesn't mean you actually have to read all of it to learn the material and succeed. My best tip is go to class, take good notes, and only use the text for clarifying topics you don't understand. Or get Saunders- my cohort used that for studying for class way more than our actual textbooks.

u/rayleighscattered · 3 pointsr/StudentNurse

HaHa! When I read your title I wondered if you were talking about my school, but after reading your post I've realized that sadly I'm apparently not the only one who thinks their school sucks. (As background, I'm an adult female in my early thirties with a former unrelated 8 year career plus an additional 8 years as a parent behind me. I am not a whiner or crybaby by any means.)

About my school

disorganization: check
I don't think the staff who are in nursing education (at my school these are all nurses who were out in the field for 15, 20, 30+ years), are very educated about the modern software and systems for technology based teaching. They can do the basics, but were either not taught specifics/alterations, or don't care to learn. Truthfully, I am not sure they even realize how hard it is to navigate the things they post or just how much they are missing the user-friendly mark. I always have to go searching for power points because they are hidden in folders or at the bottom of the list one week and at the middle the next week.

  • graduation rates:check
    As a whole, my classmates are all worried about how much this program sucks. The terrible graduation and NCLEX pass rates are hidden on the college website.

    I have decided there is no reasonable alternative available to me. The nearest school has hours that don't work for me and costs a lot more. I am supplementing the crappy textbook by buying others and using youtube and the web to find better content to study. I find there is a lot more information for me that way. I am better with visual/auditory learning anyway, but obviously everyone isn't.

  • conflicting information:check
    So the book we are required to use is bordering on outdated, but the bigger problem might be that it contained a lot of mistakes at printing time. We are required to defer to the textbook when taking exams in class. The staff is careful to keep reminding us that even if there is newer information we have to give the answers in the textbook. Naturally they also helpfully point out that the NCLEX will not be based on our shitty book. So along with learning the wrong information in order to pass the exams, you need to be studying the right information because that's what you'll need to pass the NCLEX and get your license. Completely backwards and foolish to be trying to learn and forget inaccurate info, but that's just what I've come to be accustomed to for the duration.

  • conflicting info taught by lab instructors:nope
    If anything like this comes up, the whiny kids complain rudely out loud during class. The proper way to do it would be to compose an email outlining the specific differences in technique asking for clarification. The email would be addressed to both lab instructors, the course coordinators (who may or may not be the lecture or lab instructor), as well as CC'd to the director of nursing. Everything in nursing says "If it isn't written down it didn't happen." Documentation is important when asking for clarification because it shows you were respectful and have genuine/valid concerns or questions. Hopefully, it also requires them to respond to you in a similar respectful manner. In addition, I would hope that the CC of the director of Nursing Education for your school would keep the correspondence civil and respectful.

  • Disrespect from instructors/staff:nope
    The only disrespect I've really come across has come from students with entitled attitudes. These are adults too, so it has been mind boggling. The instructors typically have responded to disrespect with....disrespect.
    As a grown adult this is bizarre to witness, but I'm chalking it up to practice for when I'm a nurse and I may encounter these same types as coworkers or managers.

    I have a huge problem with what you are saying is happening and do not appreciate being treated that way myself. Unfortunately I don't know what to advise about that. I had an issue with a secretary for the program, but I managed to come out of it ok because it wasn't an instructor and I just try my hardest to avoid contact with her.

    I imagine if you really feel like there is mistreatment going on, you could be creative about it. I always ask for permission to record at the first class. If these instructors are allowing you to record their classes, you'd have proof of their unprofessional attitudes. The problem is, you need to get through these classes and get your degree so you can test for your license. Politics are a nightmare and I am sure you already learned that in your time serving with the Marines.

    I've firmly made my own decision to make the best out of the crap that comes from my school. I try to anticipate the random problems and make due with plowing through to get to the other side. Obviously your foundations on care and the workings of the body need to be solid, but I believe a lot of nursing is learned through practice and observation. I am trying to gain as much of that as I can while also reading books like the Silvestri NCLEX review and other unassigned texts and videos. Just make sure you study the specifics of your program for exams when they differ from your supplemental resources.

    Take care and don't get too discouraged. You aren't the only one. Best wishes with your path toward Nursing and thank you for your service. I appreciate the world we live in and am grateful my kids can be brought up here.
u/katiethecoward · 3 pointsr/Nurse

I hate that fellow nursing students are catty instead of working as a team. One day they might find themselves on the same team or at the same hospital as those that they trampled over in school.


This is my study routine.

Once our powerpoints are posted, I make an outline that I print off. In class, I take notes. After class, I take the lecture notes and rewrite them on the outline that I printed. I star/highlight things that the professor stressed. The outline helps me visualize what content areas have the most info (more info = most likely on exam). I will go through and read the Saunders NCLEX book and the HESI review book. I will add any additional info to my outline to supplement the lecture notes. Then, I will make notecards online. I try to rewrite my notes and make note cards within 24 hours of the lecture. It seems to be more effective for me and is more manageable that way. It is easy to pull these up and "quiz" myself when I have small amounts of time. If I am still confused about a topic, I will look it up in the book that was assigned for the course. Other than that, I only use those books for clinical paperwork.


Once we have covered a topic or a few days before the exam, I will use the Saunders NCLEX book and the HESI review book in study mode and work on practice questions and READ THE RATIONALES. I bookmark questions that I get wrong and will review those again making sure I understand the rationale.


u/mkf0 · 3 pointsr/StudentNurse

I'm finishing up my Pharmacology class for the semester now. I would say there's a few things that have been really useful while studying.

The first is to get some kind of supplement to your textbook. I use the Mosby flashcards with full illustrations on one side, and a full list of the medicine's action, uses, adverse effects, etc. on the other. They give a really good summary of the things you need to know, and have nice mnemonics and ways to remember basic info.

The second is to make study guides. I lucked out and have a teacher who gives us a list of specific things to look for on the exams, but they can also be done by simply going through the class of drug (antibiotics, for example), then narrowing it down to specific drugs, their effect on the body, what they're used to treat, therapeutic dose, and adverse reactions.

A lot of my test questions will focus on why you'd use Drug A over Drug B, even though they're both the same kind of medicine. Pay attention to these, because they can be really useful in understanding why there's various versions of specific drugs. Why would warfarin be a good choice over heparin for abdominal surgery, even though they're typically used together? Things like that.

Finally, something that personally works for me is the night before the test, I will simply handwrite out the most important information from our PowerPoint lectures, my study guide, etc. It's time consuming, and rewriting doesn't work for everyone, but I find it helpful since I type most of my notes/study guides in class.

Here's the link for the flash cards if you're interested.

I would also suggest looking over any Pathophysiology notes you may have, or A&P if you haven't taken Patho. Understanding disease processes and what system your drug is effecting specifically can help with comprehension.

Good luck!

u/half-agony-half-hope · 3 pointsr/StudentNurse

Buy the Saunders book. I loved it. Was great for studying not just NCLEX questions but good review of what is important in every disease. It really helped me when I felt like I had way too much info. I would review the Saunders based on my power points and pretty much ignored the actual book.

u/panpanpanda · 3 pointsr/StudentNurse

this is the book my program recommends for ours. There are many different ones out there, see if you can find a booklist for your program and see which one they recommend (if they do). You'll definitely need it! It's helped me out so much with my careplans. Some of the girls in my classes only rented it and were regretting it. They're planning on buying it now because we need it in our future quarters.

u/Derpahontas · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thanks! I actually took my pharm final a few weeks ago and barely passed it... and it was open book.

So, I struggle a lot there. I am going to get this to help me out, but are there any other resources you can think of that would help? I know it's mostly memorization, but I get overwhelmed because of how much there is.

Like, I went through an entire pharm course and I know the only reason I passed was because we were allowed to use our notes for quizzes and our books for the final. I barely retained any of the information that was taught to me.

And now, it's a huge struggle because my program is so fast-paced that once you fall behind, you're pretty much done for because there are already 2 new subjects we're racing through and it's hard to find the time to study for everything I'm in currently, let alone things I need to work on additionally.

But it's important because pharmacology is obviously going to be a big part of the state board exam. :(

u/eurydicesdreams · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

[this is the current edition. ](ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-Length Practice Tests, Review Video Tutorials for the Test of Essential Academic Skil

As you're studying, go deeper on the science than the study guide does. There were several questions that I was utterly befuddled by because Mometrix didn't discuss them (I wish I could remember what they were but they were so specific and so unfamiliar I can't even summon up keywords). It might be worthwhile for you to also purchase the ATI practice book not for the practice tests, but for the topics to study. Good luck!!!

u/teatreefoil · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

I'm in the same position as you - regarding taking the TEAS. These are the tools my friend recommended:

I also see this floating around on this subreddit but I think it's so comprehensive, it shouldn't be ignored

u/vampirewknd · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

This Q&A book really helped me out.

u/azureoctopus · 2 pointsr/nursing

It's a computer program. It has about 4000 different questions and when in study mode, it provides the correct answers and the rationales. And I don't argue with the rationales the way I have with other programs like PrepU. PrepU is pretty good too though. PrepU is available through Lippencott & Williams. the Saunders program is called Saunders Comprehensive NCLEX review. I bought in my school's bookstore but it's available on Amazon. I have the 5th edition but they have a 6th edition out now. It's a HUGE book but it comes with the CD-ROM and that's what me and my classmates use. Here's the link

u/Cannot_afford_a_name · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

No worries and thanks /u/weeza29745!

U world is a mobile app that you can also access on other devices such as your computer (which I like the best becoz it gives easy 'search' option) or an ipad. One time payment gives you an access on ALL devices for a certain time period (around $50 for a month that you can renew for a cheap). There are also other plans for a longer period access, such as yearly, available on their website

It is Uworld NCLEX-RN. They also have PN for LPNs and USMLE for medical students.

Saunders is a comprehensive book that also comes in just 'question&answers' version.
Good luck, my friend!

Here are the sources:


Saunders Comprehensive (there is a new 7th edition in the market I guess that just released); here is 6th Ed:

In case you had lots of priority or delegation questions (which you will get most of the time in NCLEX), both Uworld and the following book are helpful:

Hope it helps

u/kinnth · 2 pointsr/neuroscience

Pharmacology by Rang Dale and Ritter. My all time hands down favourite book. Helped me pass my degree, depth that you can understand!

u/breathfromanother · 2 pointsr/NCLEX
u/dormiveglia · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

Your NCLEX should not cover much of the more advanced critical care questions. The NCLEX trains you to be a generalist. I used this book and chugged through all the computerized practice questions and did just fine!

If you are just looking to further your own knowledge, I'd recommend CCRN study books. Many, like this one that I used for my CCRN exam have online or computerized question banks that are very helpful. However, the vast majority of these questions are going to be much higher-level than those that will be on the NCLEX.

u/Generoh · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

What's 200 level?

I use this on for adults but this really don't help for Peds and Maternity. Also, don't buy the kindle version, its a waste of money

u/tziy · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

Take as many practice tests as possible. You will learn that's the best way to pass ATI (if your nursing school uses it) as well haha.

I personally just used this:

I got a 94. I would recommend reading over each section's rationale, there will be similar types of questions on the actual test. I also would recommend it only because I hadn't taken some of the classes for a while, so it was a nice refresher.

u/HeftyCharlie · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

I used two books from amazon and since they have a great return policy I actually returned them before the date and got my money back. They were really good and some questions were the same or very similar. I searched the web and used pretty much all the free resources I could. These are the books I used:

I think that they were both really good books. I used a lot of online sources too but I really think the book practice tests were the best.

Out of curiosity are you applying to Samuel Merritt?

u/angrybubble · 2 pointsr/nursing

So I just graduated in June and passed the NCLEX on my first try.

The most helpful tool for me was my Saunders NCLEX study book. It was like the cliff notes to everything I learned in nursing school plus tons of NCLEX style questions in the book and hundreds more in the CD that came with the book. I didn't buy it until just before I graduated to review. I honestly wish I had bought it at the beginning of nursing school because it was such a great resource for learning. I could have used it to review and quiz myself during school as we learned patho and pharmacology and not just for studying the NCLEX. Go to your local book store and look at these books now. Find one you like and get it now. You will use it throughout school and what it teaches will be just as valid when you graduate (as long as the NCLEX doesn't have any major changes which is extremely unlikely as they often go many many years without altering the testing style)

I spent a lot of time on the bus commuting to and from school. I loved NCLEX apps for my phone. It was an easy way to quiz myself while traveling home without lugging heavy books with me. Kaplan, Saunders, ATI, and so many more make apps and many have free trials. Try them see which one appeals to your learning style. I preferred the ATI app but you have plently of great NCLEX apps out there to assist you. You could start doing this in your last 6 months or less if you want and have a smart phone.

Really the most important part of the NCLEX is learning how to answer the questions. Never assume anything. Don't "what if" yourself on questions. ABC. ABC everything on patients. If you need to triage a patient it's always Airway first, Breathing second, Circulation third. Oh you stubbed your toe? Let me check your airway. Sounds dumb but if they aren't breathing then bandaging that toe is not going to help much. If you buy an NCLEX book pay close attention to how it guides you in answering the questions. The test prep guides want you to learn how to answer the question. You know the material but none of that matters if you don't understand how and what the question is asking you.

u/spunkmist · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

Hi, I graduated last May and passed the NCLEX first try. Here's what I did:

Michael Linares videos from Simple Nursing: This guy helped with some of the tougher concepts.

Khan Academy is wonderful for disease processes and anatomy/physiology problems.

Go to the library and check out some NCLEX books, or find some used on Amazon. I recommend the Saunder's and Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment out of all the ones that I bought. I used these for everything.

Have you heard of ? You can look up tons of flashcards or make your own. There's an app so you can take them with you wherever you go, and it grades you each time you go through them so you can find your weak spots. Spelling counts on the points, and it did on my exams, which helped with some of those tricky words. You can also add pictures to your cards if you want.

I went through the Hurst review after graduation, which was a nice review. It's crazy expensive, and if I did it all over again I probably would have skipped it.

Get comfortable with the math! Go to a tutor if that's something your struggle with, as those are EASY POINTS. There's only one correct answer in math, unlike every other nursing school question.

Remember ABCIS for priority: Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Infection and Safety! Every question you see, imagine if you can only do one thing for your patient. Read the questions carefully and look for key words. I went through and underlined those words. Break it down piece by piece.

I used powerpoints for my notes, as added diagrams and videos help me. You can also search easily for information when you are reviewing.

Good luck, and don't forget to breathe!

u/mazantaz · 2 pointsr/medicalschool


Was pretty helpful when I was in pharm school.

u/freshpressed · 2 pointsr/nursing

How many hours per day are you studying? If it's less than 4, then start with four and titrate up to 6.

When you get closer to test time do more practice questions than content. I used this book mainly: (well, i had the previous version) I'd also recommend the Success Series to cover more topics, because one will cover diseases not in the other one (To me, lippincott is higher quality though).

More practice questions:
NCLEX 3500

u/Late_80s · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

When I took the CRNE this past June, I bought this NCLEX guide. I found the summaries super useful and concise. The only downsides were converting stuff like lab values (particularly blood glucose) and knowing different cultural aspects for Canada instead of the US. Along with this, I used the CNA prep guide as you suggested as well. These two books were my primary study materials and I passed my exam. Of course, make sure you do what works for you in terms of studying! I was never a note-writing, chart-making or a group study type - I just read the information until it makes sense to me because I know that's how I study best.

Great advice in your post, thanks for taking the time to write it all!

u/Cricket_Vee · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

I used the ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide which I've linked here, it was pretty good and was only $40. I reviewed the book briefly and took the self tests the 7-10 days leading up to the test and got 'Advanced' with little effort aside from that. Definitely did a good job of showing you what kind of questions to expect and how they would be framed/worded.

u/smash213 · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

It gets a lot easier. My first careplan was terrible. I think they are much easier to draft after you have had patho and med surg. Good luck!

EDIT: this is the care plan book I used the most

u/yumiae · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

I found the PharmPhlash! cards to be very helpful:

My school also provided us with an app called Nursing Central from Unbound Medicine. It requires a paid membership, but it's an extremely helpful quick reference available on your PDA at any time!

u/JenSueWoo · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

there are multiple practice exam books available on When I was studying for the exam, i used the TEAS Review Manual, Version 5.0 (ATI, Study Manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills(TEAS))
I did well enough on my first try to be admitted to the nursing program at my college.

here is a link to the book i used on amazon

u/BruteeRex · 1 pointr/nursing

You need some PDA

This book will abuse you but make you understand the nclex style of questions

u/Diggity_McG · 1 pointr/slavelabour

[TASK] $3 for this book: Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11e REAL PDF OF BOOK
submitted just now by Diggity_McG

I'm not looking for the epub version. I already have that and it sucks. Epub is a crap format for a textbook. I need the actual book as a pdf instead as the formatting makes more sense for this book and the epub is actually missing things from the print edition.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11e 11th Edition

by Betty J. Ackley MSN EdS RN (Author),‎ Gail B. Ladwig MSN RN (Author),‎ Mary Beth Flynn Makic RN PhD CNS CCNS CCRN (Author)

ISBN: 978-0323322249

u/over9000 · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

Losing your head and freaking out is definitely not how you want to approach taking an exam. So whatever you are doing keep doing it, your classmates are being overdramatic. Study the material well, you're never going to know 100% while in nursing school IMO, but you can damn well use critical thinking to get to the safest answer. You got this!

PS: If you're super serious use this review book to self tests as you go through your classes.

u/beebop8929 · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

I loved the Pharm Phlash cards. Great index, multiple drugs on one card, easy to understand mechanism of action, etc. Can't say enough great things about this set!

u/lamoreequi · 1 pointr/nursing

I would probably pick one of the conditions, whichever one is the priority which will be the cardiac one.

Do you have a nursing diagnosis/care plan book? I use Davis's Nursing Care Plans:Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life Span.

For HF, nursing diagnosis can be:

Decreased cardiac output related to altered myocardial contractility as evidenced by increased heart rate, dysrhythmias, ECG changes (or whatever changes they may be experiencing)

Activity intolerance related to imbalance between oxygen supply and demand as evidenced by weakness and fatigue

Usually nursing diagnosis are by priority, so obviously anything dealing with the airway or circulation would be the most important to make a diagnosis for. :)

u/makehimroar · 1 pointr/applehelp

Its the new Q&A answer review for the nclex rn cd by lipincott. It's the cd that came with that book. I think that you're right Troll_Mclure does have the best answer.

u/grizzly_ · 1 pointr/nursing

I had an interview for a new graduate position (and got it!). The first portion of the interview consisted of questions similar to what you posted: Some questions addressed my previous clinical rotations; most focused on my previous work experience. I went to a ton of nursing job panels where HR managers would come and talk about what they wanted, etc., so I had a good idea of what questions they were going to ask and WHY they asked them ("previous behavior predicts future behavior").

I had "scenarios" as well. One was about hypoglemic management ("You walk into the room and your patient is confused and diaphoretic"). I went through the steps/algorithm (VS, BS -> IV glucose; skipped 'orange juice' because of risk for aspiration). Another was about priority/delegation that was ripped straight out of La Charity ( Thank God I had done the book in the days prior [for my own NCLEX studying].

A question I was not ready for was about my educational background (my bachelors; I'm an ADN). They asked extensively about it. And on a related note, the pay rate between the BSNs and ADNs at my hospital is negligible. Literally, cents ($0.49 to be exact). In fact, people with previous hospital experience (CNA, transporter, tech, LVN, etc.) had a greater pay rate than me ($2-3).

In terms of my nursing education, they did not ask anything in the interview, but for sure they looked at my transcript. I would learn that the only reason they cared about my GPA was because (1) I did not have my license [yet] and (2) I had not taken my boards. Hiring me was a considerable gamble and they used my GPA as a predictor of my chances of passing boards.

u/kam90 · 1 pointr/nursing

I took it today and finished in 75, getting the "good" pop-up.

Here's what I did:
My school paid for me to take Kaplan. The in-class portion was useless to me, but the most helpful thing were the practice questions. They are set up exactly like the NCLEX (I wish I could show a screen shot, they were identical, right down to the set-up, colors, etc.). This helped me feel more comfortable when I sat down to take it because I felt like I had already seen it before. Kaplan was next to useless for me as far as content review. They did give us an e-book, but I didn't use it. I did about 1000 questions and studied the rationales for every question I got wrong or was unsure of. I kept it all in a notebook and reviewed it daily. I did this for about 3 weeks (starting after the course ended), doing anywhere from 100-200 questions a day.

I used Saunders to review content. It comes with a CD that you can identify strengths/weakness with through a diagnostic exam. Honestly, I didn't go through it completely. I went through the pediatric sections because that was my weakness according to the diagnostic exam, but other than that, I just kind of skipped around, focusing on areas I needed clarification in.

Here's what I wish I had done:
-Actually set up a study plan to review instead of jumping around. I wish I had time to go through the book completely, but it just wasn't feasible. It would have made me feel better going into the exam.
-Bought Lacharity's book and included it in my studying. I did pretty well on delegation, priority, assignment questions, but I still wish I had used this book for some extra practice.

General stuff:
-Know lab values. Some people have no questions on them, but I for one did and was happy I memorized them.
-In addition to multiple choice, do as many alternate-format questions as you can. I hate SATA, but was happy I dedicated a few days to just doing those kind of questions. At least half my exam was SATA. I also got ordered response, graphics, exhibit/chart, so make sure you are familiar with these. Kaplan has some sample tests that are completely SATA/ordered response/computation, and you can pick to do only alternate response items from Saunders' CD.

The day before the exam, try to relax and not get yourself worked up. Do some light reviewing if you must, review lab values one more time but absolutely no hard-core studying because it wont help. Day of, wake up early, have a light breakfast (I was too nervous to really eat), and make sure you get there early so you're not rushed. Don't forget your ATT!

Keep calm. You've completed nursing school and have the knowledge to do this. It is a minimum competency exam; you're not expected to get everything correct.

Good luck!!!

u/TheDamnAngel · 1 pointr/nursing

I have 2 care plan books and I have used them all the way through clinicals (I'm just finishing up my last semester and getting ready to start my preceptorship).

I would HIGHLY recommend a care plan book, they have help me immensely. Our instructors have us do a major care plan at least once per semester. When it's all typed up it ends up being about 20 pages or so. We are required to have numerous interventions and rationales for those interventions. It would be 10 times harder to do that without a good care plan book.

The ones I have and like a lot:

Hopefully this helps you out a bit.

u/DoubleAcesHigh · 1 pointr/nursing

beams That just made me grin and do that little "eeeeeee!" noise. :) I'm glad it made you feel better. It drove me batshit when I heard the "you'll do fine!" In my head I kept saying, "Yeah, YOU think I'll do fine because YOU'RE not the one up for the test, not to mention you know NOTHING about nursing nor how the damn test works!!! ARG!"

After you get to the test center and the nervous breakdown begins, try and shake it off by imagining yourself as one of very few people able to do it (since not many other professions have such a test, it's true!). Hold your head high and force out a superiority feeling. I kept telling myself, "Well, the time has come. If I cannot complete this task now, then in 45 days (the length of time they put between retests) I will do it again. This is not the end of my life nor my career. Others have failed, retaken it several times and become great nurses. Fuck it, this is nothing compared to my first semester of clinicals." (and my college is the only college that does one-on-one preceptorships for ALL 4 damn semesters!) Worked for me, but everyone is different.

And don't forget to be doing at least 100 questions a day. I also went to Barnes and Noble and got Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination The book was pretty good at recapping everything we needed, but the disc was friggin' awesome when it comes to practice questions. Practice closing your eyes and envisioning a patient in whatever environment the question suggests and you being in the room with them. That helped a lot during the test for me.

Oh hell, do something I completely forgot to do. Do everything you can to memorize things similar drugs have in their generic name like ACE inhibitors (-pril) antiarrhythmics (-ide, -mine) beta-blockers (-olol) cholesterol lowering (-statin) anticoagulant (-in) and so on. I'm TERRIBLE at cardiac drugs and had to look it up just now to type those things!!! Scares the living hell out of me.

To be honest, I didn't take the NCLEX until July 21st! I graduated in May. There are several areas where I want to end up, those being the ED, OR, or the behavioral health unit (an RN on the BH unit when I was doing my clinicals said, "it takes a crazy nurse to work with crazy patients!" so I'd fit in well). I found out through the quick results thing 2 days later I had passed, and saw my license number online at on the 28th, later that day my license was in the mail. Heh, as you know, one has to sign the license. Well, I practiced my signature to make sure it wasn't crappy. A few signatures later I was ok with how it looked and went to sign it. Damn thing looks like a 4th grader that just learned cursive! AND I forgot to put RN-BSN before I did the self laminating thing.

I started sending out my resume the 1st, and have gotten a few hits. I found an ad on Craigslist for Mollen Immunizations posted on the 1st so I applied. I had a phone interview the next day, and what was funny about it is I was still in the twilight of sleep! The call woke me up but not enough to make me jump out of bed. I remember the lady asking if I had trouble managing an immunization clinic by myself, if I had trouble with using partial vials, and that's about it. Of course I answered no to those questions. The only other thing I remember is her saying "congrats, welcome to the team!" When I finally woke up I was worrying over what the hell I had agreed to, but they sent an email with the job details and instructions for filling out paperwork for HR. It pays $22/hr, but that's pretty good for mundane work (sitting in one area for however many hours and giving shots/shot education). I'm kind of excited about it. I was part of the flu clinics on campus for 2 years and I did 8hrs in the H1N1 clinic last year.

ICU scares me because there's fifty billion things that can go wrong at once. Which brings me to another fear, the cardiac/stroke floor. I had another interview where I was supposed to interview for entry-level inpatient surgical center, but they pulled the bait and switch on me using the latter position to snag people for the former position, since not many people would apply to it. I tried to be as enthusiastic as I could be, but honestly, if they want to hire me, I'd go into v-fib (heh, I have "benign" PVCs so it could happen!). Granted, they give a shitload of training and I'd have a mentor for up to 20 weeks, but I'd much rather be in the ED where there's a lot of other people to back me up plus doctors there constantly. And I'd have a lot less patients with heart problems.

Hooooooooooooly shit. I didn't realize how long this post was getting. I wrote a friggin' book!

u/xyzpqr · 1 pointr/pharmacology

I clicked "look inside" and started reading the table of contents

u/sarpinking · 1 pointr/pharmacy

My biggest suggestion is to know the infections first. You have endocarditis? Ok. Well what drugs do we use for that and what bugs are the cause? Then put the pieces together. It's much easier for me to work the antimicrobials in terms of infection site first then what we treat with and why. I also recommend the book Antibiotics Simplified. It's got some pretty good info in it including some clinical pearls.
Antibiotics Simplified

u/katsandtea · 1 pointr/nursing

I finished a 12-month ABSN program last May; my previous degree was in illustration. Now I currently work in Peds ICU and I love it :) But I won't lie, getting to the point where I am today was challenging and definitely a test of how much stress you can handle. But I'm copying and pasting a bunch of my previous answers on the subject here:

"The longest, shortest year of your life" is exactly how I would describe it. In our program, you only got 4 grades (all tests) in a class - so if your average was lower than a 76, you were out. We had a new class every 4-5 weeks, two full days of classes per week and the rest were usually clinical. Also nonstop studying 24/7: tests usually covered at least 11 chapters. Relationships were definitely tested (I was really lucky to have an understanding SO but other people in my class, not so much) but I met some of my best friends in this past year and I wouldn't change it for the world. It did feel like we got a slight break every four weeks when we took the final for our current class, but after a weekend off, it was back to work as usual. We also only got two weeks off the whole year for christmas/new years. Out of 28 of us, 24 completed the program (only 1 of those 4 failed out, the rest dropped because they felt it wasn't for them) and 22 of us passed the NCLEX on the first try.

Skills wise, I'd say you definitely have what it takes. Going into school, I had no idea how to take a manual blood pressure or check my own pulse. I was worlds away from the science of medicine. But keep in mind that the things nurses do aren't exactly the same as what medics can do. We're not allowed to do a lot of things (and this alters per hospital policy of course) but keep that in mind when learning - try to keep yourself from getting disheartened when you feel you were taught something differently.

As far as testing goes, stay focused. Nursing test questions are known to be kind of bullshit. See if your textbooks come with study guides or online practice questions. Personally, I was a straight A student until I hit nursing school - I was just not ready for the way NCLEX-type questions are phrased and I should have practiced them a bit before my first big exam. It sucked but it is what it is. Many professors will take questions from study guides for their tests to help you out. Also, I highly recommend [The Saunder's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX] ( as a great reference tool. It really gets to the point when it comes to med-surg nursing.

Finally, making connections during your clinical placements will definitely help when it comes to getting your foot in the door for your first nursing job.

Good luck! My inbox is open if you have any questions

u/sp00ky-K · 1 pointr/NursingStudents

I've done a bit of research, this book is rated fairly high on amazon! You can check out some of the reviews.

u/askredant · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

Saunders Comprehensive NCLEX Review. This book only provides basic information about each topic without going too much in depth, so it's kind of more useful if you've already been introduced to the content in lecture. If you buy the book new it comes with an online database of practice questions and rationales which are EXTREMELY helpful. It might be difficult to study before going to school because you don't know what you have to study and you haven't been introduced to nursing school style questions, but this book is really helpful once you're in school and I should provide you the organization that you want.

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7e (Saunders Comprehensive Review for Nclex-Rn)

u/gnomicaoristredux · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

My school had us buy the Swearingen All in One and it was beyond useless. I ended up getting a copy of the Ackley & Ladwig book, and it was really useful to me. I see not everyone agrees with that, but I guess everything is YMMV. What I like about A&L is that the front half of the book is a list of conditions with possible nursing dx (i.e. you might look up "cystic fibrosis" and find dxes of ineffective airway clearance, impaired gas exchange, etc.) and then the back of the book was just nursing diagnoses in alphabetical order, with indications, outcomes, and interventions. So if you had looked up CF in the front of the book and wanted to write a care plan about ineffective airway clearance, you'd flip to the ineffective airway clearance section in the back and just pick out however many interventions you need.

Edit: a word

u/DinoDipShit · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

I got a Saunders NCLEX Review Book that I think is very easy to read and covers the most important topics as well. It also comes with online Evolve resources which is cool!

Also OP, I just want to emphasize what u/nursingthr0w said and READ THE RATIONALES!!! I used to try to power through practice questions by skipping the rationales and then would kick myself because I would still get many questions wrong! Don’t waste your time like I did!

u/dwigt93 · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

prime student get them in 48 hours. Take these with you everywhere. But remember don't get too wrapped up in pharm its a small section of the NCLEX. After all you are trying to become nurses, not pharmacists.

u/simplyyyawkward · 1 pointr/NursingStudents

I used this book, Mometrix Secrets study guide ! Very helpful to me. I used this and an anatomy book i already had for extra info on the science section. I reviewed for about a month and did pretty well on the TEAS. Good luck ! :)

u/Granch · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

The book you linked is great. It is the one recommended by my instructor as well, as this one The book you linked is smaller and more direct and has "hesi hints" which are very helpful. The book I linked has questions at the end of every section but the hesi book you linked does not. Both books have online sections as well on the Evolve website. The book I linked is much more detailed and comprehensive for its online portion; literally thousands of questions. The best bang for your buck is probably the one I linked but if you can afford it, buy both. On my mid-year med/surg HESI exam I scored a 955 and I actually just took my year end med/surg HESI exam today and did very well with a score of 1115. I studied for both using mostly the book I linked. I guarantee you will pass your exam if you spend sufficient time in either of these books.

u/burritopolice · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

My surgery rotations were in thoracic and cardiac surgery. I used ineffective gas exchange very often both because of the trauma of surgery (which may not be as relevant for abdominal procedures), but also because of the decreased mobility leading to decreased air entry.

If you have the means to get one, and if your program is cool with you using them, my care plan book was a lifesaver! I used this one. I think a new one has since been released, although I don't know if it's Canadian or American.

u/HeyWow · 1 pointr/nursing

The 2-day review course was a requirement for graduation from my nursing program. It was a pretty thorough review course, and our program had an incredibly high NCLEX pass rate. However, I would never have spent $350 on it if I wasn't required to. I did NOT like their practice questions, I don't think they were reflective of the actual NCLEX test. I ended up using Saunder's review book for the rest of my studying, and I think that the review information in that $50 book was more helpful than what I got from the $350 course.

u/pyramidsofmars_ · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

I have this one:

This is the one our school made us get my 1st semester of nursing of Fall’18!

u/Nurum · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

This is the official one. I used the same one (for the 5) and did quite well. Looks like you can get a used copy for under $20.

u/bhund · 1 pointr/nursing

I found the best way to study was to complete alternate format questions, specifically the select all that apply questions. They're definitely the hardest on the NCLEX, and if you can begin to master those kind of questions, the other questions begin to look a lot easier! This was the book I used to study for the NCLEX, and I passed on my first attempt:

Good luck to you!

u/anontog · 1 pointr/nursing

I was getting around that too. Though I mostly used the ATI RN Mentor app (FREE!) more though since our school used ATI to prep all along the way.

If you have the [Saunders NCLEX-RN Comprehensive Review] (, the online questions (info on the front cover of the book) are super helpful because you can sort the SATA questions out and just do those.

You'll likely be fine with how you're testing but I'd suggest, like others have, to just keep up with the questions. Good luck!

u/TorusFan · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

NCLEX Mastery app seconded. I was given the ATI books through my school, and hardly used them. I definitely would not buy them.

I highly recommend this book
There is a newer edition now, so look for that. This book was my go-to for all review prior to any tests in class and it helped tremendously.

u/pylori · 1 pointr/DrugNerds

If you genuinely want something to look up specific information, then getting a textbook (even as a PDF) may be your best bet as a one stop shop for medications. Something like Rang and Dale's is pretty standard amongst medical and pharmacy students for example.

u/rockrobot · 1 pointr/nursing

I recommend Med-Surg Success. It isn't very expensive and found it really helpful during my first Med-Surg course.

u/shakeshakeshake · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

I just passed the NCLEX, and I would recommend:

  • the National Council's questions if you have internet access.

  • LaCharity's Prioritization, Delegation, & Assignment - it was awesome not only for the prioritization questions, but for learning general strategy.

    I thought both of these resources were harder than Saunders and closer to the level of difficulty of the NCLEX. You get content and rationales with the National Council's questions, too.

    I've also heard good things about the Pharm book recommended by /u/myname150, although I haven't used it personally.

    Good luck!
u/annaidy · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

I passed with 75 questions last month and I used Saunders 6th edition, Lippincott's NCLEX-RN Alternate-format questions, and NCSBN practice tests/course online.

I felt the alternate format questions and the online course helped the most. The alternate format was great for me because I struggled with multiple choice questions in school, and this had those, drag and drop, hotspot questions, and charting questions.

The NCSBN website does cost $, but I think it's worth it. I signed up for the three week course and I didn't do the study guide, I just used it by completing the tests. And it's hard! I failed the majority of tests but I think it really prepared me well for the NCLEX.



u/Alexbsim · 1 pointr/nursing

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 6th Edition includes complete content review and over 5,100 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online.®-Examination/dp/1455727555/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426253124&sr=8-1&keywords=Nclex

u/JLTN1324 · 1 pointr/nursing

I did a content based review via 'hurst review' first. once i was comfortable reviewing all the content, i went on to doing questions and looking at test taking strategies. i feel like kaplan focuses more on test taking strategy than on content review. consider picking up this book:

I did every single question in this book and went over all the rationales. i also did all the practice tests under the hurst review. in total, i think i did close to 1500 questions in a span of 3-4 weeks. on test day, i was there for 6 hours and did all 256 questions. i passed.

u/JLynWhat · 1 pointr/StudentNurse
u/jenspire · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

You can rent the Teas book from Amazon, it's only $15.00 (to deliver to Texas anyhow).

Not the best looking book I've ever seen but it had everything I needed and then I just mailed it back in when I was done. They may even prorate you, I had it less than a month and they gave me all my money back.

u/CSMom74 · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

ATI TEAS Review Manual: Sixth Edition Revised 6th Edition

This is the OFFICIAL ONE, made by the test creator, ATI. All the rest are other companies making their own.

u/TchotchkeAficionado · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm going to school for nursing. I hope to be a would care nurse, and already have the opportunity to go to central Africa to help out periodically(the #1 cause of child death are burns from cookfires, so wound care is so in need), and a local hospital also offered me a spot there! I'm excited for both and I graduate December of next year!

Last semester I spent over $1900 on textbooks, so this year was pretty light, only $300! I could use a few books & things in my school list here, or a Amazon GC to help replace the funds I just spent! The books in the WL can be used, also. =)

Thanks for the contest! =)

edit: I have the older version (yellow cover) but really need to get this book for the whole program. I'm told it is essential, and it'll help me pass my tests!

u/nukedukem92 · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

Not OP, but I just started Nursing school this week. Is this the book you're talking about? I'm interesting in buying it also

u/Laerderol · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

I used [this book] ( prepare and scored in the 98th percentile.

u/Laura_The_Great · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

Buy an NCLEX study guide. There are nclex test taking tips in there. You can use the practice questions in there to study for your exams. Some times, the questions in those practice tests are very similar if not verbatim the questions on your tests. I recommend the Saunders and Hesi practice books. Also, depending on the class their are Success books like this one that are very helpful for studying:

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u/mindmisch1ef · 0 pointsr/Assistance

ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-Length Practice Tests, Review Video Tutorials for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition this is for one of them! (On mobile, sorry!)