Going away to catch some sunshine? If you’re looking for a book to read while you enjoy the sun and put your feet up why not consider some of the below most recommended books for nurses.

  1. I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Strories of Becoming a Nurse 1st Edition

A great read if you need to kick the motivation back in. This is a collection of real storied from nurses sharing their firsts. You can expect raw emotions of how they dealt with their first death, first birth or the first patient they really connected with.


  1. The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives 1st Edition

When things get hard it’s difficult to pick yourself up and go to your shift. This book is one of the top for nurses as because of its gripping narrative featuring a nurse dealing with 4 patients on her shift. Readers are given an insight on what takes place in a single shift and how lives can be changed in just a few hours.


  1. The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital

A must read not just for nurses but also for the general public. The Nurses, is a book filled with all the drama you can encounter in the nursing profession. The author follows 4 nurses in a riveting work of investigative journalism with a fast-paced storyline.



  1. How Doctors Think

Looking to crack the code? Ask any nurse and they will most certainly say that they wish they knew how doctors think. You’ll finally know why some doctors act the way they act or make decisions that seem to be against some nursing concepts of care.

And finally, if you’re looking for a hilarious read, the below is a must.

  1. This Is Going To Hurt

Best seller book of the Year. This book is ‘Painfully funny’ the pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable. Stephen Fry welcomes to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Want to have a laugh…read this.

Well whichever book you decide to go for enjoy your break and do let us know.