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Textbooks and supplies

Required First Semester Textbooks:

  • Ackley, B. J.; Ladwig, G. B. & Flynn Makic, M.B. (2017). Nursing Diagnosis Handbook. (11th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Mosby Elsevier.
  • College of Nurses of Ontario. (2015). Standards & guidelines. Retrieved from
  • Kelly, P., & Quensnelle, H., (2016). Nursing leadership and management. (3rd Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Nelson
  • Kozier, B. J., Erb, G., Berman, A. J., Snyder, S., Raffin Bouchal, D. S., Hirst, S. P., Yiu, L., Leeseberg Stamler, L., & Buck, M. (2018). Fundamentals of Canadian nursing. (4th Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson. (Packaged with Canadian Neighbourhood & MyNursingLab) ISBN 9780133509137 
  • Lewis, S. L., McLean Heitkemper, M., Ruff Dirksen, S., Barry, M. A., Goldsworthy, S., & Goodridge, D. (2014). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada. (3rd Cdn. Ed.). Toronto, ON: Elsevier.
  • Morris, D. G. & Brown, M. (2016). Calculate with confidence (1st Cnd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. (Includes user guide, Access Code & Textbook Package)  
  • Tortora, G.J. (2015). Introduction to the human body: Binder ready version. (10th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Recommended First Semester Textbooks:

  • Hopkins, T. (2015). Lab notes: Nurses’ Guide to lab and diagnostic tests (3rd. ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Davis
  • Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (9th ed.). (2013). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.


  • Venes, D (Editor) (2013) Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (22nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Davis.

Required First Semester Supplies:

  • Stethoscope – recommend Littman Classic II                                                          
  • Watch with a second hand
  • Scrubs (see information under the Lab section in the PND Handbook)

Recommended First Semester Supplies:

  • Blood Pressure Cuff

Required Second through Fifth Semester Textbooks
(new editions may be released, please refer to syllabus):

  • Assessment Strategies. (2016). The Canadian PN Exam Prep Guide. (5th ed.). Ottawa, ON: Author.
  • Jarvis, C. (2014). Physical examination and health assessment. (2nd Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Saunders.  
  • Lilley, L. L., Collin, S. R., & Snyder, J.S. (2016). Pharmacology for Canadian health care practice (3rd Cdn. Ed). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
  • Silvestri, L.A. (2015). Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN ™ Examination. (5th ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar  
  • Skidmore-Roth, L. (2018). Mosby’s 2018 Nursing drug reference. (31th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. 
  • VanMeter, K.C., & Huber, R.J. (2014). Gould’s pathophysiology for the health professions (5th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Recommended Second through Fifth Semester Textbooks
(new editions may be released, please refer to syllabus):

  • Jarvis, C. (2013) Pocket companion for physical examination and health assessment (2nd. Cdn ed.). Toronto, ON: Saunders.
  • Pagana, K. D., Pagana, T. J., & MacDonald, S. (2013). Mosby’s Canadian manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests. (1st Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Elsevier.

 Required Second Semester Supplies:

  • Seneca Nursing Kit - approximately $100. Directions on how to order these will be provided at the end of your first semester