Best Nursing Fundamentals & Skills Books
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1. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
Author: by April Hazard Vallerand PhD RN FAAN
F.A. Davis Company
#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 lifespanwell-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs.
FREE DIGITAL ACCESSRedeem 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 GLANCENew! 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 coverageRed, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effectsREMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) iconDrug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactionsSpecial considerations for patient populations.
2. Fundamentals of Nursing
Author: by Patricia A. Potter RN MSN PhD FAAN
Learn the concepts and skills you need to provide excellent nursing care! Fundamentals of Nursing, 10th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, clinical reasoning, nursing theory, evidence-based practice, and patient-centered care in all settings.
With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career.
Review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers and rationales in the book and on the Evolve companion website; at least four of these questions are alternate format.UNIQUE! Building Competency boxes summarize QSEN competencies, each with a clinical situation followed by several open-ended questions designed to help you understand and apply these core competencies.
3. Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Care
Author: by Carol R. Taylor PhD MSN RN
Proven, approachable, and part of a complete nursing fundamentals solution, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Patient-Centered Care, 9th Edition, instills an exceptional foundation for clinical confidence and effective patient-centered care. This bestselling fundamentals solution is easy to read and rich with student-friendly features that help students develop the knowledge and clinical skills to succeed in their nursing education.
Trusted content not only details the basics of nursinghealth promotion, the use of scientific rationales, and the approved nursing processbut also builds essential patient safety, communication, and critical thinking capabilities. This edition adds New features that encourage reflection, highlight QSEN-related content, and familiarize students with emerging technology they will likely encounter in practice.
A New informatics chapter prepares students for their important role working with emerging health information technology and managing patient data. Case-based clinical scenarios put chapter concepts in a realistic context, and content throughout integrates seamlessly with a suite of teaching and learning tools to bring the entire nursing continuum to life and equip students to excel throughout their nursing careers.
4. NCLEX-RN Prep Plus (Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video) (Kaplan Test Prep)
Author: by Kaplan Nursing
The NCLEX-RN exam is not just about what you knowit’s about how you think. Kaplan’s NCLEX-RN Prep Plus uses expert critical thinking strategies and targeted sample questions to help you put your expertise into practice and face the exam with confidence.
This edition also identifies 7 NGN question types being developed by the NCSBN and breaks down, step-by-step, how to approach and answer each type. In NCLEX-RN Prep Plus, Kaplan’s all-star nursing faculty teach you how to break down what exam questions are asking.
We’re so confident that NCLEX-RN Prep Plus offers the guidance you need that we guarantee it: After studying with our book and online resources, you’ll pass the testor your money back.Proven Strategies.Realistic Practice. 10 critical thinking pathways to break down what exam questions are asking8 end-of-chapter practice sets to help you put critical thinking principles into action and apply the medical knowledge you’ve gained in real-life situations2 full-length practice tests to gauge your progressone in the book, one onlineDetailed rationales for all answer choices, correct and incorrectTechniques for mastering the computer adaptive test formatExpert GuidanceIn-depth content review, organized along the exam’s “Client Needs” framework60+ minutes of video tutorials on the ins and outs of the NCLEX-RNKaplan’s learning engineers and expert psychometricians ensure our practice questions and study materials are true to the testWe invented test prepKaplan (www.Kaptest.
5. Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing (Fundamentals of Nursing (Kozier))
Author: by Audrey Berman
Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, Tenth Edition sets the foundation for nursing excellence by addressing the key concepts of contemporary professional nursing, including caring, health promotion, clinical reasoning, nursing informatics, evidence-based practice, ethics, and advocacy. Every chapter reflects the latest nursing evidence, standards, and competencies, as well as the increasing emphasis on aging, wellness, safety, interprofessional practice, and home- and community-based care.
New QSEN features provide opportunities for readers to develop their clinical-reasoning abilities, and make connections to nursing practice. Written with a consistent, approachable style, this book incorporates the skills that a nurse needs to know within the nursing process, so students can see how to apply the concepts they are reading about.
KEY TOPICS: UNIT 1 The Nature of Nursing; Historical and Contemporary Nursing Practice; Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing; Nursing Theories and Conceptual Frameworks; Legal Aspects of Nursing; Values, Ethics, and Advocacy; UNIT 2 Contemporary Health Care; Health Care Delivery Systems; Community Nursing and Care Continuity; Home Care; Electronic Health Records and Information Technology; UNIT 3 The Nursing Process; Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning; Assessing; Diagnosing; Planning; Implementing and Evaluating; Documenting and Reporting; UNIT 4 Health Beliefs and Practices; Health Promotion; Health, Wellness, and Illness; Culturally Responsive Nursing Care; Complementary and Alternative Healing Modalities; UNIT 5 Lifespan Development; Concepts of Growth and Development; Promoting Health from Conception Through Adolescence; Promoting Health in Young and Middle-Aged Adults; Promoting Health in Older Adults; Promoting Family Health; UNIT 6 Integral Aspects of Nursing; Caring; Communicating; Teaching; Leading, Managing, and Delegating; UNIT 7 Assessing Health; Vital Signs; Health Assessment; UNIT 8 Integral Components of Client Care; Asepsis; Safety; Hygiene; Diagnostic Testing; Medications; Skin Integrity and Wound Care; Perioperative Nursing; UNIT 9 Promoting Psychosocial Health; Sensory Perception; Self-Concept; Sexuality; Spirituality; Stress and Coping; Loss, Grieving, and Death; UNIT 10 Promoting Physiological Health; Activity and Exercise; Sleep; Pain Management; Nutrition; Urinary Elimination; Fecal Elimination; Oxygenation; Circulation; Fluid, Electrolyte, and AcidBase Balance.
6. Nursing Hesi A2: A Quickstudy Laminated Reference & Study Guide
Author: by April Michelle Davis Mps
Essential academic skill requirements covered for the HESI test for entry into Nursing School, all in 6 laminated pages. The HESI A2 is predictable and this aspect makes the test easier to study for since the same concepts are covered in every test using the same types of questions.
However, many people have underestimated this test their first time around and had to take it again, do not be one of them. These 6 laminated pages are a guide to success. Nurses are some of the biggest fans of QuickStudy guides, so start your collection and get started on a new career.
6-page laminated guide includes: MathematicsReading ComprehensionVocabularyGrammarBiologyChemistryAnatomy & PhysiologyPhysics
7. Nursing Teas Guide (Quick Study Academic)
Author: by Inc. BarCharts
Essential academic skill requirements covered for the TEAS test for entry into Nursing School, all in 6 laminated pages. Many people have underestimated this test their first time around and had to take it again, do not be one of them.
These 6 laminated pages are a guide to success. Nurses are some of the biggest fans of QuickStudy guides, so start your collection and get started on a new career. Suggested uses: Students study companion that can be reviewed any where and any time, to ensure you are keeping your goals in sight Teachers/Professors a roadmap for your students training to take the TEAS to start a Nursing career Nursing Schools a great opportunity to provide this tool for incoming students to help them pass the test and enter your program
8. Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing: Thinking, Doing, and Caring: Thinking, Doing, and Caring
Author: by Leslie S. Treas PhD RN CPNP-PC NNP-BC
F.A. Davis Company
Awarded third place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Digital Products category Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing www.DavisAdvantage. Com Instant Access: 978-0-8036-6819-5 Access Card: 978-0-8036-6818-8 LEARNAPPLYASSESS Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing takes an all-new approach to RN Fundamentals education by offering a unique focus on the Learn-Apply-Assess continuum.
This complete solution integrates an innovative textbook with online adaptive technology to make learning personal. Together, they create a seamless experience that tracks each student’s progress and assesses their knowledge until they have mastered the concepts and are ready to apply them in class, clinical, and practice.
A special code in the front of the book unlocks online Personalized Learning Plans and Quizzing for students and an interactive ebook version of the text. LEARN The Textbook Basic Nursing: Thinking, Doing, and Caring, 2nd Edition This student-focused text teaches students to Think Like a Nurse from the very first day, connecting the concepts students are learning in class to the real world in which they will practice.
9. Focus on Nursing Pharmacology
Author: by Amy M. Karch RN MS
Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 8th Edition Amy M. Karch, MS, RN Master the Principles of Effective Drug Therapy Current, concise, and optimized for today’s nursing practice, Focus on Nursing Pharmacology makes challenging concepts more approachable to establish a foundation for effective drug therapy throughout your nursing career.
This updated 8th edition builds on your knowledge of physiology, chemistry and nursing fundamentals to help you conceptualize need-to-know information about each group of drugs, while engaging learning features cultivate your clinical application, critical thinking and patient education capabilities.New!
Concept Mastery Alerts alert you to commonly misunderstood concepts.New! Unfolding case-based vignettes written by the National League for Nursing bring concepts to life through realistic clinical scenarios. Concise, streamlined approach emphasizes need-to-know information for efficient learning. Nursing Processes clarify the process for planning patient-centered care.
10. Concepts for Nursing Practice (with Access on VitalSource)
Author: by Jean Foret Giddens PhD RN FAAN ANEF
Learn the core concepts of nursing care and apply them to the clinical setting! Concepts for Nursing Practice, 3rd Edition uses a simplified, intuitive approach to describe 57 important concepts relating to all areas of nursing practice. For easier understanding, this book also makes connections among related concepts and links you to other nursing textbooks.
Exemplars for each concept provide useful examples and models, showing how concepts are successfully applied to practice. New to this edition are updated research evidence and a new Population Health concept. Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, this text will help you build clinical reasoning skills and prepare confidently for almost any clinical nursing situation.
Authoritative content written by expert contributors and meticulously edited by concept-based learning expert Jean Giddens sets the standard for the rapidly growing concept-based curriculum movement. A total of 57 important nursing concepts are clearly defined and analyzed, spanning the areas of patient physiology, patient behavior, and the professional nursing environment.
11. Phlebotomy (Quick Study Academic)
Author: by Inc. BarCharts
Our comprehensive 3-panel (6-page) guide is the perfect resource to help phlebotomy (venipuncture) students understand those procedures that enable blood draw/testing to be safe and comfortable for patients. Different forms of testing, equipment and other aspects of phlebotomy are explored in up-to-date detail.
Includes easy-to-read tables and diagrams. Each section features The Phlebotomist Knows summary of critical points, set off graphically for easy reference.
12. Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing
Author: by Geralyn Ochs RN ACNP-BC ANP-BC
Get the most from your fundamentals course with the Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing, 10th Edition! Corresponding to the chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 10th Edition, this completely updated study guide helps reinforce your understanding of key nursing concepts through review questions, exercises, and learning activities.
New question types and brief case studies help you study and prepare for your exams at the same time! With the purchase of a new text, bonus online skills checklists walk you through all of the book’s fundamental nursing procedures.
Comprehensive Understanding sections cover the entire chapter in detail, helping you master content. Multiple-choice review questions evaluate learning of key chapter objectives.NEW! Brief case studies for every chapter help you apply knowledge you have gained. (These are in addition to the case studies already presented in the text chapters.NEW!
Alternate question items help you prepare for the kinds of questions you will see on your exams.NEW! Completely updated Skills Performance Checklists (available on Evolve) match the latest versions of skills.
13. Porth's Essentials of Pathophysiology
Author: by Tommie L Norris
Vital Disease Information for Your Success in Nursing Ready yourself for the realities of professional nursing practice with this proven approach to pathophysiology. Distilling need-to-know disease content in a clear, accessible format, Porth’sEssentials of Pathophysiology offers concise yet complete coverage of how the body works to help you establish the scientific foundation essential to success in your nursing career.
Approachable presentation builds understanding from basic to advanced concepts and defines key terms as you progress. Chunked content-including Learning Objectives, Key Points boxes, and Summary Concepts sections-highlights critical points for reflection. Full-color illustrations clarify the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes.
Review Exercises at the end of each chapter test your retention and identify areas for further study. References provide fast, efficient access to normal laboratory values in both conventional and SI units, as well as a comprehensive glossary. Narrated animations referenced by icons in the text and available online enhance your understanding of the most challenging and clinically relevant concepts.
14. Fundamentals of Nursing: Active Learning for Collaborative Practice
Author: by Barbara L Yoost MSN RN CNE ANEF
Yoost and Crawford’s Fundamentals of Nursing is back for a second-edition encore! The text that made its name by focusing on simple language and active learning continues its focus on helping you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts.
Using a warm and conversational style, this new second edition guides you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic and complex case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you’ve learned to actual patient care.
A conceptual care mapping approach created by Yoost and Crawford themselves further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analyzing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different and effective way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing.UNIQUE!
15. RNotes®: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide
Author: by Ehren Myers RN BSN
F.A. Davis Company
A Davis’s Notes title! Your one-stop source for class, clinical, and practice! Access the clinically oriented content you need to deliver safe and effective health care in hospital and home settings for all of your patients. Its handy pocket size and waterproof pages are great for students and educators on the go, while NCLEX tips, highlighted throughout, make it perfect for those preparing for the licensure exam.
See what students and practitioners are saying online about the previous editionFive Stars. Perfect and fits right in your scrubs pockets! Recommend for any nursing student or RN in the field. Rachel SeaverEssential for first year nursing. This flipbook is perfect for first year nurses because it presents valuable information in an easy to flip, erasable pad.
The book has everything from lab values, CPR techniques, assessment data, insulin regimens, tables of meds that counteract each other, and I/O figures for measurement.B. EmoryGreat reference without lugging heavy books around.Worth every penny. Brittany BleuHas all the essential things you need for clinical…
16. Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
Author: by Anne Griffin Perry RN EdD FAAN
Learn clinical nursing skills and prepare for success on the Next Generation NCLEX Examination! Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 10th Edition provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to more than 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills. With more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and a focus on evidence-based practice, this manual helps you learn to think critically, ask the right questions at the right time, and make timely decisions.
New to this edition are NGN-style unfolding case studies, preparing you for the changes to the NCLEX exam. Written by respected nursing experts Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf, and Nancy Laplante, this trusted text is the bestselling nursing skills book on the market!
Comprehensive coverage includes more than 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills and procedures.NEW! Next Generation NCLEX (NGN)-style unfolding case studies include answers at the back of the book, providing optimal preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX Examination. Rationales for each step within skills explain the why as well as the how of each skill, and include citations from the current literature.