MedicalScienceBooks.com Nursing Book Review:
Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd Edition is an absolute must-have title
for nursing students, and is required text at many schools across the
country. There are some very good reasons for this. For one
thing, the book is written in a conversational style, which means that
students can more easily absorb the vast amount of material, and thus
get higher scores with less study time. Also, the authors took
into consideration the various needs and learning styles of students,
creating over 1400 photos and diagrams for visual learners, podcasts of
various auscultatory sounds (on cd-rom) as well as knowledge checks and
self-test questions following each chapter.
Included in this package are two large volumes, one hard cover text
book, one very concise, well illustrated soft cover, free electronic
study guide on cd-rom, and access to online resources at DavisPlus
(keyword: Wilkinson) .
Some reviewers on other sites have mentioned that the book is
advertised as hard cover while only Volume 1 is hard cover. We
decided to mention and explain this in our review, since we believe this
was done to help the reader, not just to save money on publishing costs.
Volume 1 was made as a hard cover, because this will probably be used
the most, as it is intended as a classroom text. Volume 2 is
intended to be primarily a lab and clinical manual, where a soft cover
might be easier to use. The cd-rom is also safely tucked inside
the cover of Volume 1.
Students are always concerned about the cost of textbooks.
Thankfully, at around $100 Fundamentals of Nursing 2nd Edition is also
very affordably priced.
Ratings (1-4 , 4 being the
Organization of information:
Usefulness of book: 4
Suitable for intended
Author’s objectives met:
Significant number of
Quality of illustrations: 4
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