Have you already received your book list etc for winter semester?

  1. I haven't. It's a little frustrating because I have another week until school starts and I want to get started organizing my binder and make sure I have the books I need. I e-mailed the coordinator for the class, and she said it should be up sometime this week, but still! I still don't even know where I'm going for my community health clinical that starts next Tuesday! Ugh!! This is not typical for my school and I'm quite frustrated!
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   shyne
    We don't need any new books for our 5th semester. I know how you feel though, I like to have my stuff ready on time too.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from shyne
    We don't need any new books for our 5th semester. I know how you feel though, I like to have my stuff ready on time too.
    Ugh! You're lucky! I didn't need any new ones for 4th semester but this semester includes community health and leadership, and I don't have these texts. Are you in your last semester?
  5. by   z's playa
    Yeah I understand. I have no money yet since my loan comes in only the 5th of Jan but I would like to know so I can trawl throught the second hand bookstores to find them. Or at least take them out of the library to read ahead!

    Don't worry guys. We''ll be here in about 40 days complaining of all the reading we need to do ...wishing we could burn the books.
  6. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from z's playa
    Don't worry guys. We''ll be here in about 40 days complaining of all the reading we need to do ...wishing we could burn the books.
    Ugh! You're so right! I need to just relax!!
  7. by   manna
    They gave us our book list, etc for spring after our last final for the fall semester. We were also told to bring our syllabi to school on the first day of class, but alas - they're nowhere to be found on any of the school websites.
    So frustrating!

    Here's what I have to buy for spring - and of course the latest and most expensive versions. Ugh!
    Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children (Hokenberry)
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Fortinash)
    Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness (Spector)
    Cultural Care: Guides to Heritage Assessment and Health Traditions (Spector)
    Maternity and Women's Healthcare (Lowdermilk)
    Clinical Nursing Skills Basic to Advanced Skills (Smith/Duell)
    Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application (Marquis/Huston)

    Also required is Sparks/Taylor Nursing Dx Reference Manual, but I already bought that one last semester - just because it's so handy! Whew!

    Despite being told we'd have all the books we needed last semester for most of the program ($1000 worth!), now I have those additional ($600) books to order and I don't get my student aid refund back until after Jan 24th. Of course, class still begins on Jan 10th and we have to have nearly $100 cash on that day for our LSRN exam fee and the state nursing summit at the end of the month. I swear - the expenses just never end, and my pockets are pretty shallow this time of the year anyway...!
    Last edit by manna on Jan 2, '05
  8. by   FutureNurse2005
    My list was posted back in early december and I ordered them right away. my school never has enough and some students end up waiting 2-3 weeks into the semester before getting them! I've already read the first 3 chapters of each text.
  9. by   yeepers
    We got our list back in December....funny thing though is that the school has not seen fit to get the list to the bookstore so none of us can go get our books. I asked and the bookstore said it can take up to 2 weeks to get the books in so it looks like we may not have any books when school starts???

    I'm not sure my first semester is getting off to a good start
  10. by   GPatty
    I can't even get mine till about a week before classes...(student loans, you see).
    But I sure would like to have mine handy now too!
  11. by   shyne
    Quote from JENRN2BMICHIGAN
    Ugh! You're lucky! I didn't need any new ones for 4th semester but this semester includes community health and leadership, and I don't have these texts. Are you in your last semester?
    Yep this will be the last semester for me. We start back next week.

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