I don't know that the books cost more, but the tuition certainly is more because we're classified as "SFSU extension." For the Canada program, it's $300/unit. So, the first semester, with 14 units will be $4,200. Compare that to the main campus which pays a flat rate tuition for 6 or more units, at $2,200. I'm not sure what additional campus fees (Health Center, Student Body, etc.) we will be paying as Canada/Sequoia students. Go here for a break down of main campus fees: http://www.sfsu.edu/~bursar/student/...grad_fees.html
Where did I get this info? Mostly from sfsu.edu and the orientation meeting held back in September (?) for prospective Canada/Sequoia applicants. I also graduated from SFSU in 2005 so I'm familiar with a lot of their policies. Have a look at the SoN Student Handbook. It's loaded with interesting tidbits like clinical attendance policies (p.46), med. calculation exams (p.44), etc. http://www.nursing.sfsu.edu/pdfs/SoN...t_Handbook.pdf
I get the impression that everyone in nursing school
(no matter what program they're in) complains about the intensity. I've been warned that adding up class time, lab time, clinicals, and studying is the equivalent of a 50-60 hour commitment each week. Don't get discouraged, but take this time to get prepared/relax. Last summer I took "Success Strategies in Nursing School" and "Med. Dosage Calculation" courses offered by the nursing department at College of San Mateo and found them to be incredibly helpful.
I look forward to meeting you in person at the orientation.