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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This information-packed, 208-page book covers the essentials of entering nursing school.
Purpose: It offers guidance to prospective nursing students on selecting the right school, completing an effective application for admission, obtaining advice from knowledgeable resources, maximizing the probability that success will follow acceptance, and making a good start on the nursing career path. The author meets these worthy objectives.
Audience: Although students contemplating nursing school are the intended audience, the book also may be useful as a discussion stimulator for academic advisors.
Features: The book advises students on exam preparation, writing papers, effective presentations, and basic clinical information. Students, practicing nurses, and professors address how to adjust to the culture of nursing and the expectations of being a nurse.
Assessment: This will be a valuable resource for the prospective nursing student.