Hello nursing community on Mighty Nurse! What in terms of review books or nursing websites could you advise me to access? I graduated in late 1997 with a BSN, and have taken two refresher courses since then, the latest one in the Fall of 2010. I have just completed four days of floor training orientation at a Skilled nursing facility, and would really appreciate your input. Thanks-
I have found going back over my assessment and fundamental textbooks from school really give me insight after experiencing nursing first hand rather than from a book or in a clinical situation. We often discuss how you could never learn this job by making straight A’s in class. The books mean so much more AFTER you do the job for a year or more! I often look and say oh! That’s what that meant! Lol of course take advantage of sites like mighty nurse and any CEU’s that are free anywhere! Good luck and keep THA faith!
Hi Thomas, would need to take the NCLEX exam again after taking a refresher course? If yes, some excellent NCLEX books you could look at are: Saunders for content, Kaplan Strategies book, and LaCharity book for priorities. Also, you can take a look at NCSBN’s website for online NCLEX review- they are the ones who make up the NCLEX exam, so it would be worth it take a look at it. For other resources, I really like David Woodruff’s Ed4nurses.com site. He’s a clinical expert and has products that help in professional development. I highly, highly recommend him and his products. I took his course for my Med-Surg Certification exam and passed with his audio reviews. He has some products too for new nurses in Med-Surg, ICU and ER. Take a look! He’s a great articulate teacher and makes concepts easier to understand. Lastly, for books, anything made by the Nursing Made Incredibly Easy are always great books- easy to read and boils down points that are also easy to understand. Hope your transition will be smooth and best wishes to you.
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