How many of you get book lists beforehand?

  1. I wish my school or the teachers in it would give book lists ahead of time for school so that I could search for them online and get them cheaper!!!!! Our bookstore is TINY and books just start trickling in 2 weeks before class so I don't have the choice of going there to write down ISBN numbers <their shelves are EMPTY right now>

    Now I understand that teachers prob get kickbacks on the books they sell but damn I dont feel like spending the $300 on my A&P anf then $150 for my chemistry books. Oyyyyyyy you just know a lot of times you are getting RIPPED OFF ROYALY!!
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Tony35NYC
    When do your classes start? If its in the fall, you're better off waiting until August because they often adopt newer or different textbooks in the fall, and its too early for the folks in the bookstore to know whether last year's textbooks are the same ones that will be used. Go to the nursing office and ask if they will be adopting new books. If yes it shouldn't be difficult to get a copy of last semester's book list from the nursing department.
  4. by   klone
    For the first semester nursing class, the booklist doesn't change (just the edition of the books). I've started getting them already. I'm about halfway there.
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    I'll be asking for the list next month.
  6. by   ARmickie
    At the school I'm going to attend, you can access their website and look on the class schedule page. They supply a link to an online book company, and you just look up your classes and they tell you how much that book is going to cost. It gives all the info you need there to look for it elsewhere. (I'm sure that probably wasn't the intent when they started doing it, but the students have to be frugal every chance we get!)
  7. by   manna
    Our book list was included with our information packet. 20 required books, 1 optional.

    Someone else in another thread mentioned I probably wouldn't need all those books and that I should possibly hold off buying some of them. I don't know about that - the syllabus for one of our first fall courses says that 12 of those above mentioned books are required for that 1 course!
  8. by   RedSox33RN
    I wish I had a booklist. I like getting and going through them beforehand............plus looking for a deal on them!
  9. by   suzy253
    We got a booklist with our info package right after our acceptance letter--giving plenty of time before classes began.
  10. by   Berta
    Quote from manna
    Our book list was included with our information packet. 20 required books, 1 optional.

    Someone else in another thread mentioned I probably wouldn't need all those books and that I should possibly hold off buying some of them. I don't know about that - the syllabus for one of our first fall courses says that 12 of those above mentioned books are required for that 1 course!
    Holy cow!!!20 books..tell me that is for more than one class please. I found it really had to find good deals on textbooks. If I save money on the books, I lose the savings on shipping & handling cost. Also, I began asking/begging my family to buy my textbooks for me for xmas & birthday presents. They really thought I had lost it. Its sure tough being a poor nursing student huh?? lol

    Know what I appreciate even more than knowing the books I need to buy, is knowing the chapters I need to read. I am done with this semester next week and then I am off until September. I intend to reveiw all the stuff I learned & forgot. But what would really help is getting a jumpstart on next semester. First semester was horrible because they hit us with 10 chapters to read, and a drug list, math test, all in the first week. I was ready to quit right then & there. Second semester, they gave us a reading list & life was so much easier. I hope they do it for the summer.

    Good luck, Berta
  11. by   Truly_Blessed
    Quote from manna
    Our book list was included with our information packet. 20 required books, 1 optional.

    Someone else in another thread mentioned I probably wouldn't need all those books and that I should possibly hold off buying some of them. I don't know about that - the syllabus for one of our first fall courses says that 12 of those above mentioned books are required for that 1 course!
    My booklist is like yours, 21 books. And i was told I would need every single one when I questioned it. Hmmm. A little scary and overwhelming.

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