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RN-BS Textbook List

RN-BS students are strongly encouraged to review this list prior to purchasing or renting textbooks as textbook editions will change from time to time. Students should make every effort to purchase books and have them delivered prior to the first day of class. This is especially important in a five-week course. Textbooks may be purchased directly from the publisher's website or from third-party vendors such as, or Barnes & Noble Online. The site also offers textbook rentals at a significant savings.

When purchasing or renting textbooks, students are encouraged to search for textbooks using the ISBN number and not the author name, textbook title, or textbook edition.

This list was last updated October 2, 2015.

NUR 18200 – Conceptual and Theoretical Thinking in Nursing

Hopp, L., & Rittenmeyer, L. (2012). Introduction to evidence based practice: A practical guide for nursing. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Co.
ISBN-10: 0803623283
ISBN-13: 978-0803623286

NUR 45200 – Quality and Safety in Professional Nursing Leadership

Kelly, P., Vottero, B., & McAuliffe-Christie, C. (2014). Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies. New York: Springer.
ISBN: 978-0-8261-2183-7

NUR 39000 – Role Development: Research

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

Hopp, L., & Rittenmeyer, L. (2012). Introduction to evidence based practice: A practical guide for nursing. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Co.
ISBN-10: 0803623283
ISBN-13: 978-0803623286

LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J. (2014). Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.
ISBN: 978-0-323-10086-1

Optional Textbooks

Grove, S. K. (2007). Statistics for health care research: A practical workbook. Philadelphia: Saunders.
ISBN: 9781416002260

Pyrczak, F. (1999). Statistics with a sense of humor: A humorous workbook and guide to study skills (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing.
ISBN 1-884585-10-8

Your statistics text from BHS 201 (or equivalent)

NUR 39400 – Health Promotion and Education

Miller, M. A., & Stoeckel, P. R. (2016). Client education: Theory and practice. (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
ISBN: 978-284-08503-7

NUR 39700 – Nursing Care of the Aged, Disabled and Chronically Ill

Touhy, T.A., & Jett, K. (2012). Ebersole & Hess' toward healthy aging: Human needs and nursing response (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Mosby.
ISBN: 978-0-323-07316-5

Optional Textbooks

Your Medical-Surgical Nursing texts from previous courses

NUR 39100 – Professional Ethics

Burkhardt, M. A. & Nathaniel, A. K. (2014). Ethics and issues in contemporary nursing. (4th ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar.
ISBN-10: 1133129161
ISBN-13: 9781133129165

NUR 48200 – Nursing Leadership and Management

Covey, S.M.R. (2006). The speed of trust. New York: Simon & Schuster.
ISBN: 978-1-4165-4900-0

NUR 41500 – Pathophysiology

Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2011). Understanding pathophysiology (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
ISBN-13: 978-0-3230-7891-7

NUR 38800 – Nursing of Families and Groups

Friedman, M.M., Bowden, V.R., & Jones, E.G. (2003). Family nursing: research, theory, and practice (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
ISBN: 978-0-1306-0824-6

NUR 48300 – Community Health Nursing

Nies, M. A. & McEwen, M. (2015). Community/Public Health Nursing (6th Ed.). Elsevier Saunders.
ISBN: 978-0-323-18819-7

NUR 45100 – Nursing Informatics

McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
ISBN: 978-1-2840-4351-8

NUR 49800 – Capstone Course In Nursing

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