There have been five new editions to the monolith-like stack of books I shared with you in my first post. I am still missing one pesky book, that I was lucky enough to find on eBay, but the seller accidentally sent me the wrong book. For the time being, these are the books I had to purchase at the bookstore. I could not, for the life of me find any of these books online so the campus bookstore profited from my book advance (that is, I didn’t pay for them out of pocket — my grades did).
The links lead you directly to each book from the MDC Bookstore.
Laboratory Manual and Textbook
Left: Jarvis: Student Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination & Health Assessment
The lab manual goes for a cool $36.95 with no renting option, as it is a workbook. Write in it or not, you can’t sell the thing back to the college.
Right:Jarvis: Physical Examination and Health Assessment
The textbook was $105.00 but you can rent it for the semester and save $51.00.
Upper Left: Doenges: Applications of Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis
This one goes for another easy, less pain-staking $34.95. You can sell this one back to the bookstore, but you’ll need it for the remainder of the year. By time you graduate, Doenges will have released another edition or three.
Lower Left: Perry: Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills
$76.95 with an option to rent, but again, you’ll need this one all year.
Right: The Miami Dade College Nursing Curriculum : Level I & II
You’ll need to visit the Medical Center Campus to get this baby in the bookstore. You’ll also need a 3″ binder to bind the pages. You’ll be spending $51.25. Mine, if you can’t tell, is still shrink-wrapped, as I still need the binder.
I suggest you "strengthen your core" and what not
Without further ado, I give you the only relevant cause to any future back pain you may acquire (unless you get a book bag as awesome as mine), El Monstro…
That’s right — 39.8lb. Let’s not forget the Pocket Diagnosis that I am still awaiting in the mail. We can safely round this off to a comfy 40.5lb. Good news lies ahead..
You won’t have to take all of these with you everyday. You really only need to carry about half of these. I never have more than two classes a day and the rest of these are required for clinical reference, a helpful supplement.
Finally (but not really), you’ll need to wear a white lab coat complete with the MDC emblem. This is required for every lab, lecture, and clinical setting. When February rolls around,you will only be allowed to wear this over your scrubs if you are cold. Two things you are to never be without are your pen light and your ID badge, which I am clearly without until tomorrow.
Hope this helps…
or stimulates you…
or excites you, in some way.