Recently I (Lucy Mason) was asked by a first-year nurse if I could recommend a drug calculation book for her and this made me think about what other books I would recommend to a first year starting their student nursing journey. (Please note, we are not endorsed by any publishing companies and I do not receive any payment for these recommendations). Obviously, there are other books for specific essays that you will be set, these are just a good starting point
General children’s nursing text books
1. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children’s Nursing Practices
This book is a little bit like the Marsden but for children’s nursing, full of procedure and guidance.
2. A Textbook of Children’s and Young Peoples Nursing
Many of us in our group think that this is practically our bible, it gives an excellent overview on so many subjects.
The next three are all pharmacology related. I don’t think I could have got through my exams without them!
5. Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses
8. Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing. It’s simple to use and full of practice questions.