Have you just begun your first semester of nursing school? You probably need to purchase a medical dictionary to look up medical terms, diagnoses, and learn about labs, equipment, etc. It is virtually impossible to know and remember everything.
Eventually, your dictionary will become your best friend helping you throughout your nursing education. Here’s a list of the 5 best, yet inexpensive medical dictionaries for nurses.
- Important elements
- Generic names
- Common prescription drugs
- Symptoms & First-aid procedures
- Extensive cross references
In addition to these inexpensive dictionaries, there are other, more expensive dictionaries that also contain valuable information.
Some of these include Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing, Webster’s New World Medical Dictionary, and Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, which can explain pretty much any medical term you can think of!
If you know of other valuable dictionaries, please share the titles with us.
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