I've bought my books for the first quarter. Here's how it breaks down:
From Big Dog textbooks:
Calculate w/ Confidence package: $78.35
Fundamentals of Nursing + Study Guide $96.00
Essentials of Pathophysiology + Study Guide $84.80
Total with tax: $278.31
WARNING: If you buy from Big Dog, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. They didn't tell me this until I was signing my credit card receipt. Make sure those are the books you want.
Big Dog didn't have the Pharmacology book we needed, it's backordered. I ordered the previous (5th) edition of Amazon
.com with a study guide.
Study Guide--$22.95 (free shipping)
Pharmacology for Nursing Care--$40.00 (from a marketplace seller, plus $3.49 shipping)
I bought by Mosby's Drug Reference from Borders, it was $37.50 + tax. Look in the nursing reference section. They also had a copy of Fundamentals of Nursing ($80.00) if you wanted to buy the book and study guide seperately. The advantage to buying books from Borders, Amazon, etc, is that you can return them if something goes awry.
All told, I spent close to $400 on books for this quarter.