I probably bought the most books in my first year, it was all your basics...labs, care plan, physiology, pathophys, pharm, foundations, med-surg, atlas of anatomy for cadaver lab, health assessment. Most of those I have used throughout every following semester as references in care plans
and case studies. The only books I didn't use again was physiology, pharm, and atlas of anatomy. once we got into the specialty courses, it was just a book per course- peds, ob, critical care, research and genetics (these 2 were a waste of money), and of course NCLEX books. Still deciding if I'm going to buy the books for this final semester...I will, I just LOVE books hah
I like having all my books on a shelf, it reminds me of how much I have learned throughout the years.