eBooks - Evolve

Continuing Innovation in Teaching and Learning 

Nursing eBook Initiative


Continuing its longstanding reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, Drexel Undergraduate Nursing has launched a cutting edge e-book initiative in collaboration with Elsevier, the leader in health sciences publishing.

Beginning in fall quarter 2010, all nursing texts will utilize an on-line interactive learning platform that blends content and technology.  All required nursing e-books are downloadable to your personal computer and easily accessible both on-line and off-line anywhere - anytime. 

With Evolve e-books from Elsevier, you have easy access to all of your nursing textbooks, interactive media and support materials 24/7. Integrated social networking capabilities also enable “connecting” with classmates and faculty in a collaborative learning environment that makes learning more effective, enjoyable, and engaging.

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Is your computer technically ready?

See recommended specifications: Download Online Learning Technical Guidelines. (PDF)

Minimum Requirements

Software Specifics:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or Microsoft Windows XP.
  • Windows XP with service pack 2 or higher.

Hardware Specifics:

  • Apple Macintosh with 1gHz PowerPC G4, or Windows compatible hardware with 1gHz processor or faster.
  • Ethernet port, Internet access, and online registration required.
  • 1024x768 screen resolution or larger.
  • 512MB of RAM or greater.

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Ready to Purchase?

New freshmen, transfer students, and level N200 students:
New freshmen, transfer students, and current nursing students taking course level N200 please see instructions before you buy. Go to Drexel Nursing Courses E-only Ordering Instructions.

Advanced nursing course level N300 and above:
Advanced nursing course level N300 and above please see instructions before you buy. Go to Advanced Drexel Nursing Courses E-only Ordering Instructions.


Need more help from Evolve learning support?

Purchasing Books: Students purchase your eBooks package here:

Purchasing Your Course Materials : For help with purchasing your course materials, you may contact us via email at or by phone at 866-551-9481

Downloading eBooks: Mac and PC users - to download your eBooks go to:

More detailed download instructions here:

MAC - Installing Bookshelf - Mac OS X 10.4 or Later.pdf (PDF)

PC - Installing Bookshelf - Microsoft Windows XP-Vista-7.pdf (PDF)

Technical FAQs and Quick Start: For FAQ’s and additional quick start guides, go to:

Download eBooks User Guide.pdf (PDF)

For additional support click here:

Call Evolve Support:  Live Evolve Support representatives are available to customers in the United States and Canada 24 hours 7 days a week by calling, toll free: 1-800-401-9962.


Need Drexel-specific help?

For additional FAQs from Drexel students, see additional frequently asked questions.