Most helpful critical review
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
It's alright, but did not really essential.
on May 25, 2013
I ordered this because of how my Fundamentals instructors kept always stating that all their information comes from Potter and Perry's Textbook information and guidelines. We call the textbook "The Bible for Student Nurses" in my class. This is why I figured that it may be extremely beneficial to order this handbook as kind of like a short cut to focusing on the emphasized material. In that aspect, it is a good resource. On the other hand, it really didn't help me when it came to the critical thinking or application questions on the exams. With nursing exams, you cannot focus on memorizing bullet points or specific vocabulary terms and definitions. You must know about these things, don't get me wrong, but you need to know how to apply your knowledge to situations in clinical settings. This handbook is good for memorizing the bullet points and vocabulary, but not for application, theory, and critical thinking.