Cost of books



  1. I just checked out the price of my books for my one - yes, I said one - nursing class this summer...$300.00!!!! For crying out loud, my tuition for summer 1 is $377.00...somebody, please tell me the insanity does not last forever!!

    Thanks for letting me vent!
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   bklynborn
    find someone in the class ahead of you who might be willing to loan you their books..........or buy second hand.........worked for me.......good luck
  4. by   Mithrah
    What book is it? I'd like to check it out on amazon.com. I gotta see this one!
  5. by   Rena RN 2003
    nope, sorry, doesn't end. i've spent as much in books and "extras" as i have in tuition at my community college....

    well.....almost
  6. by   Pab_Meister
    testing...
    Last edit by Alexander on May 4, '03
  7. by   fulwood
    Sara, I don't know if this will help but there aer some good textbook company websites out there that sell books cheaply but not sure you will always find what you want. Try half.com, mysimon.com and ecampus.com.
  8. by   Agnus
    Go to Amazon.com, Borders.com, and Barns and Noble.com. Also, go the publisher's web site. Shop around at every book store that you can find on line. You will also find used books at just about any book store site. Find out from the instructor which books you can do without. Often there are ones but they do not tell you unless you ask. If you ask they are usually honest about it.
    Sometimes you can get away with an older printing or edition. The page numbers may not match up, but you can usually figure that out.
  9. by   GraceyB
    try textbookx.com yes that is an X
  10. by   MelRN13
    My first year I paid over $600 for books at a community college. Do you have any friends who have or are graduating? Check and see if they are willing to let you borrow, or sell their used books at a cheap price. I let someone I work with borrow my books, and it saved her all of that money. Or check the bulletin boards around your school. Someone may be selling at good prices.
    Good luck!
  11. by   DebsZoo
    Problem I've found with buying books ahead of time, online, is when I actually get to classes, I find that the text has been changed, or replaced with newer additions...........................but then, this has been in prereqs............maybe it will be better in the nursing program.
    Also, trying to hook up with someone that just graduated is a good idea.........IF they want to sell their books.
    Most that I've talked to intend to keep theirs.
  12. by   suzielee
    Spent $4000 on books. I think Im really smart now.
  13. by   FutureNurse2005
    Holy crap
    I just checked out the cost of my future books...i'm looking at $500+ per semester!!!

    Its too bad we cant purchase them in advance!
  14. by   chiefswife
    Originally posted by Mithrah
    What book is it? I'd like to check it out on amazon.com. I gotta see this one!
    They are as follows:

    Deglin - Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (w/CD) - required
    Delaune - Fundamentals of Nursing - optional
    DeLaune - Fundamentals of Nursing (w/CD) - required
    Timby - Fundamental Skills Concepts in Patient Care - required
    Olsen - Medical Dosage Calculations(w/CD) - required
    Kee - Pharmacology - required
    American Psychol. Publication Manual of APA - optional
    BNS - Texas Nurse Practice Act - required


    Could somebody please tell me what all these books are? What is APA? Why so many CD's? Do they help? AAAAAA...stop the insanity!!!

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