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Books about nursing and healthcare that we recommend to inspire and educate.

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First Year Nurse

Wisdom, Warnings and What I Wish I had Known My First 100 Days on the Job

By Barbara Arnoldussen, RN, MBA

I look back on my early years as a nurse as having been really difficult. We still had glass IV bottles and no IV pumps. We mixed our own antibiotics. Patient/nurse ratios back then would probably be illegal now. We often rotated ...

The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

How to stop criticizing yourself and deal more constructively with mistakes

Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We Catch Mental Illness
The Cannibas Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness

The Cannibas Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness

Making the case--not always persuasively--for the wellness benefits of marijuana

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at Americas Most Storied Hospital

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at Americas Most Storied Hospital

A colorful (and gruesome) history of big city medicine

The Family Gene, by Joselin Linder

The Family Gene, by Joselin Linder

A personal and scientific journey that reads like a medical detective story

The New Nurses Survival Guide: 50 Tips to Survive and Thrive as a New Nurse
Internal Medicine: A Doctors Stories

Internal Medicine: A Doctors Stories

The Human Side of Doctors

Reflections on Nursing: 80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of Nursing

Reflections on Nursing: 80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of Nursing

A Collection from the American Journal of Nursing

Small Great Things

Small Great Things

A labor and delivery nurse faces an ethical dilemma

Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War
The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimers
Zika: The Emerging Epidemic
Saving Lives: Why the Media Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk
The Heart: A Novel

The Heart: A Novel

The philosophical and clinical aspects of organ donation

The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients Lives
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery and Mystery
A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing: Incorporating Forensic Principles into Nursing Practice
Voices of Angels: Disaster Lessons from Katrina Nurses

Voices of Angels: Disaster Lessons from Katrina Nurses

Facing a crisis, nurses rise to the challenge

Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeons Odyssey
The Deadly Dinner Party & Other Medical Detective Stories
The Nurses Reality Shift: Using History to Transform the Future
The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital
What Would Florence Do? A Guide for New Nurse Managers
On Immunity: An Innoculation
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

What nurses should know about end-of-life issues

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies and the Making of a Medical Examiner
One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases and the Mysteries of Medicine
Run, Dont Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Medical Center
My Age of Anxiety and Beautiful Boy
Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Hugette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

The author takes on taboo subjects

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
True Stories of Becoming a Nurse
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

The intersection of science and faith

The Treatment Trap

The Treatment Trap

How the Overuse of Medical Care Is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do to Prevent it

The American Plague

The American Plague

The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between (2012)
Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicines Great Mysteries
Celebrating Nurses: A Visual History
Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and What it is Not

Notes on Nursing: What it is, and What it is Not

She promoted public health in a revolutionary way

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital
Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurse's Life

Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurse's Life

What it feels like to be a nurse

Shadows Bright as Glass

Shadows Bright as Glass

The Remarkable Story of One Man's Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph

When Chicken Soup Is Not Enough

When Chicken Soup Is Not Enough

Stories of nurses standing up for themselves, their patients, and their profession

The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse Journey of Service, Struggle, and War
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

A checklist helps reduce panic in unfamiliar situations

Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer
Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift of the Psych ER
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Under his pen in what he rightly terms a biography, cancer takes on the dark role of the shape-shifting main character

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