Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Nursing. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 8e


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

Get the tools and skills you need to prepare for the NCLEX®! Often called the ‘the best NCLEX ® exam review book ever,’ Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 8 th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent test plan. This new edition includes 5,200 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. A companion Evolve website includes thousands of questions that allow you to decide how you want to practice! Don't make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only Silvestri includes the kinds of questions that consistently test the clinical judgment skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. Even better, all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices and test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review, this is THE book of choice for NCLEX preparation. But don’t just take our word for it ― read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there's nothing else like it! Over 5,200 practice questions in the text and online offer ample testing practice. 75-question comprehensive exam covers all content areas in the book in the same percentages that they are covered on the actual NCLEX-RN test plan. Inclusion of all alternate item format questions covers multiple response, prioritizing ordered response, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration hot spot, chart/exhibit, video, and audio questions to give students practice with mastering prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills. Presents introductory chapters on preparation guidance for the NCLEX-RN, nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and the NCLEX-RN from a new graduate’s experience. UNIQUE! Audio review summaries on pharmacology, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance are found on the Evolve companion site. Expanded coverage of delegation, prioritization, and triage/disaster management in the practice questions reflect the areas of increased emphasis on the NCLEX exam. UNIQUE! A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question, offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option UNIQUE! Priority concepts call-outs highlight specific concepts related to nursing practice. Concepts have been updated to reflect the latest Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice text. UNIQUE! More Priority Nursing Action boxes communicate new and pertinent content . Question categories by cognitive level, client needs area, integrated process, and content area give you completely customizable exams or study sessions when using the companion Evolve site. UNIQUE! Pyramid Alert! boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures, and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information. Mnemonics included where appropriate throughout the text. NEW! Thoroughly updated content incorporates clinical updates and reflects the latest NCLEX-RN test plan. NEW! Clinical Judgment Situations test critical thinking skills and feature Next Generation NCLEX item types to assist in applying the skill of clinical judgment. NEW! UPDATED! Bioterrorism content includes information on nuclear radiation. Several NEW prioritizing questions test prioritizing skills. NEW! Pharmacology classifications code with practice questions helps you to focus on specific medication classes. NEW! Special Populations chapter focuses on nursing care of special and vulnerable populations. NEW! Complex Care chapter includes information on sepsis, shock, sedation, critical care nursing interventions, and more. NEW! Health Problem code with every practice question helps you to focus your study on particular topics. NEW! Anemia section added to the Oncological and Hematological Problems chapter. NEW! Systematic case scenario helps you focus on applying health and physical assessment concepts.

  • Author: Linda Anne Silvestri PhD RN FAAN
  • Publisher: Saunders; 8th edition (October 7, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323358415
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.4 x 10.8 inches

                 

2. 50 Years in the OR: True Stories of Life, Loss, and Laughter While Giving Anesthesia


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

The First Book about the Unsung Heroes of the Operating Room Ron Whitchurch has the observation, wit and insight of a modern day Mark Twain and the eyebrows and mustache to match." — Koco Eaton , MD, ABOS, Team Physician, Tampa Bay Rays “An extraordinary book which brilliantly and compellingly conveys the day-to-day workings of the operating room.”  — Kevin M. Sweeney , MD, board-certified neurosurgeon, former chief of Neurosurgery of Mease hospitals in Dunedin and Clearwater, Florida It’s a busy time for the anesthetist during surgery. Keeping a watchful eye on the patient’s vital signs and being prepared for any possibilities that might develop are an anesthetist’s prime focus. Each case is unique, whether it’s a scheduled surgery on a healthy patient, an emergency or a critical illness. They all require analytical judgments along with many skills to manage them. Ron Whitchurch wrote this wildly entertaining book to offer a firsthand look at what happens after patients are anesthetized and what challenges the staff face in keeping them healthy and safe.  50 Years in the OR  gives readers an intimate sense of what it’s like to be the only person in the OR who knows the heartbeat-to-heartbeat status of a surgical patient at any given moment.

  • Author: Ronald Whitchurch
  • Publisher: Loon Lake Press (December 2, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1736065006
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.75 x 9 inches

                 

3. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

#1 DRUG BOOK for Nursing Students!  “This is the perfect drug book for nursing school!   All the information on the meds is in-depth and all that you need to know.” — Abby W. SAFETY FIRST! Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses®, Seventeenth Edition delivers all the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs. FREE DIGITAL ACCESS Redeem the access code to unlock your one-year, free subscription to DrugGuide.com, Davis’s Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine. You’ll have access to more than 1,700 monographs from your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device with a web browser. Search the complete 5,000-drug database and appendices quickly and efficiently. Build your knowledge with extensively cross-referenced drugs. Keep up to date with FDA drug news. LIFE-SAVING GUIDANCE ... AT A GLANCE New!  The AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults #1 Drug Guide for patient safety Red tab for high alert medications,  plus  in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions Special considerations for patient populations. Geri heading identifies special concerns for older adults. OB and Lact headings highlight information for pregnant and breastfeeding patients. Pedi heading identifies concerns for children. Rep heading identifies considerations for patients of reproductive age. IV Administration subheads Pharmacogenomic content Canadian-specific content In-depth guidance for patient and family teaching FREE LEARNING, CARE PLANNING, AND PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS Online at FADavis.com Audio Library of 1,200+ drug names help you pronounce important terms Two tutorials, each with a self-test Preventing Medication Errors Psychotropic Drugs Easy-to-Use Calculators Body mass index (BMI) Metric conversions IV drip rates Dosage/KG Fahrenheit/Celsius Interactive Case Studies – brief, real-life scenarios that are followed by a series of questions Audio podcasts delivering information on… Risk Evaluation Mitigation Systems (REMS) How to use Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses® Detecting and managing ADRs Evidence-based practice and Pharmacotherapeutics Pharmacogenomics Medication errors Special dosing considerations Educating patients about Safe Medication Use Video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications ONLINE REVIEWS OF THE 16TH EDITION OF DAVIS’S DRUG GUIDE FOR NURSES Five Stars.  “I LOVE that this includes nursing interventions, patient teaching and an online access code. Highly recommend.” —E.G. Accurate and up to date.  “Top notch for nursing students! Includes many things other drug guides l

  • Author: April Hazard Vallerand PhD RN FAAN
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Seventeenth edition (May 21, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1719640053
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 2 x 8.3 inches

                 

4. On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep - New Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on baby sleep and feeding patterns. Millions of new mothers across the globe are coming toward this new brand at an increasing pace as they find and share the life changing success they are achieving with their newborns. This updated Anniversary edition celebrates 30 years with Bucknam and Ezzo's groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 20 languages around the world.  For 30 years,  On Becoming Babywise  has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby's feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night.  In his 4th decade as a licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. along with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn's metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant's body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof.  Early chapters start with explorations of everyday aspects of infant management such as the three basic elements of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime. Practical discussions then focus on broad and niche topics including feeding philosophies, baby sleep problems, baby scheduling challenges, nap routines, sleep training multiples, baby sleeping props, Colic and Reflux and many other dimensions which impact breast feeding schedules, bottle feeding tips, and baby sleeping training.  Five resource Appendixes provide additional reference material: 1) Taking care of baby and mom 2) A timeline of what to expect and when 3)Baby Sleep Training Problems and Solutions 4)Monitoring Your Baby's Growth 5) Healthy Baby Growth Charts On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood. It can help any parent develop a plan that meets both the needs of a new baby and of the entire family. These principles have worked for millions of parents and, when applied with common sense to your unique situation, can work wonderfully for you too! Recommended by doctors across the country.

  • Author: Robert Bucknam M.D.
  • Publisher: Hawksflight & Associates, Inc; Anniversary ed. edition (November 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1932740226
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches

                 

5. Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation. Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby's development. There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition. With Real Food for Pregnancy as your guide, you can be confident that your food and lifestyle choices support a smooth, healthy pregnancy.

  • Author: Lily Nichols
  • Publisher: Lily Nichols (February 21, 2018)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0986295041
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.78 x 9 inches

                 



6. Medical Terminology:The Basics (Quick Study Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

This 6-page chart covers every aspect of the structure of medical terminology and its use in the field. Chart includes detailed information on: · foundation of medical words · the human body · terminology sets · five senses · synonyms · glossary

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (February 2, 2001)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1572225381
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

7. ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021: TEAS 6 Exam Prep Manual and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

You're probably thinking this is just another typical study guide. Because we know your time is limited, we've created a product that isn't like most study guides. With Trivium Test Prep’s unofficial ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021: TEAS 6 Exam Prep Manual and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition you'll benefit from a quick but total review of everything tested on the exam with real examples, graphics, and information. Imagine having your study materials on your phone or tablet! Trivium Test Prep’s NEW ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 comes with FREE online resources, including: practice questions, online flashcards, study “cheat” sheets, and 35 tried and tested test tips. These easy to use materials give you that extra edge you need to pass the first time . ATI was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Trivium Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product. Trivium Test Prep’s ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 offers: A full review of what you need to know for the Next Generation ACCUPLACER exam Practice questions for you to practice and improve Test tips to help you score higher   Trivium Test Prep’s ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 covers: ONLINE RESOURCES INTRODUCTION READING MATHEMATICS SCIENCE ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE USAGE   …and includes 1 FULL practice test!

  • Author: Trivium Health Care Exam Prep Team
  • Publisher: Trivium Test Prep; Illustrated edition (November 21, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1635306514
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.52 x 11 inches

                 

8. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

Get nursing care plans right! Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 12th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide your students in creating unique, individualized care plans. Step-by-step instructions shows you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve. Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selection of appropriate nursing  Appendixes provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location.  Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references.  Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care.  Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales. List of Nursing Diagnosis Index on inside front cover of book for quick reference. Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. NEW! Includes comprehensive, up-to-date information on the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, complete with 17 new diagnoses. NEW! and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NO C, interventions, and rationales for every care plan NEW! Section I: Gender identity discussion includes information about the caregiver’s responsibility for adapting care accordingly. NEW! Interventions reorganized by priority helps you quickly identify the information you’re searching for. NEW! Section II: Bullying, Gender Dysphoria, Medical marijuana, Military families/personnel, Opioid use/abuse, Service animals, Technology addiction, and Veterans. NEW! Additional clarification of use of QSEN throughout book in Section I NEW! Concept map creator added from Yoost textbook.  NEW! Updated rationales include evidence-based references 5 years or less.

  • Author: Betty J. Ackley MSN EdS RN
  • Publisher: Mosby; 12th edition (March 15, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323551120
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.4 x 10 inches

                 

9. Adult CCRN Exam (With 3 Practice Tests ( Barron's Test Prep))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

Barron’s Adult CCRN Exam provides all of the key concepts you need to pass the Adult CCRN exam, with detailed review and full-length practice tests to help you feel prepared. This book features: A 25-question pretest to help pinpoint areas in need of intensive study Detailed subject reviews, including Cardiovascular Concepts, Pulmonary Concepts, Professional Caring and Ethical Practice Concepts, and more, in an easy-to-digest outline format, along with corresponding practice questions and answer explanations Two full-length practice CCRN tests in the book, each with 150 multiple-choice questions and fully explained answers One full-length online practice exam with all questions answered and explained More than 500 practice questions overall, for review and study CCRNs who have successfully passed the test report that self-study with sets of practice questions is an excellent strategy for success. Don’t take chances with your certification—let Barron’s CCRN Exam help you achieve the next level of professional achievement.

  • Author: Patricia Juarez
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Inc; 2nd edition (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1438012346

                 

10. EKG | ECG Interpretation Made Easy: An Illustrated Study Guide For Students To Easily Learn How To Read & Interpret ECG Strips


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing - August 2021

Over 300 Illustrations Inside - Special Launch Price! Electrocardiograms (or “ECGs”) can seem very daunting when you first try to read them. There are so many squiggles, often visualized in six different "boxes" on the ECG interpretation page. You've been told that those squiggles mean something important about the heart—but what? In this guide, you will understand how ECGs are performed, what they represent about the heart, and what it means to see something you don't think is normal. Before you get into the hard stuff—the actual interpretation of ECGs, and what to do about what you've read—you'll study the source of the ECG, which is the heart. By reviewing what this important organ looks like and does every moment of your life, you'll see how those ECG lines get generated and what exactly they mean. Then we'll talk about how the ECG is generated and how you obtain an ECG. What is the difference between a "rhythm strip" and a 12-lead ECG, for example? What is a P wave or a QRS complex? After you learn these, you'll be ready to interpret what you see on an ECG reading. The rest of the guide gives you the tools to read any ECG and know what it means. We'll cover all sorts of arrhythmias as well as ECG evidence of ischemia and infarction. We'll also talk about what you need to know concerning how drugs and electrolyte abnormalities affect the heart, and what kind of ECG you'll see under such influences. Click the cover to see what's inside. Then get yours now by clicking the "Buy Now" button!

  • Author: NEDU
  • Publisher: NEDU LLC (May 22, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Allied Health Professions
  • ISBN: 978-1952914096
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.36 x 11 inches