How much are you expecting to spend on your textbooks? - page 2

I'm curious. When I received my orientation package they told us that are books will be a minumum of $600.....:eek: . I hope that we'll use them all. Fatima "FutureR.N."... Read More

  1. by   rbez
    And did you notice -- that they must charge by the pound?? Those suckers are heavy! Better get one of those old-lady wheelie things to cart them around (I AM a nearly old lady, so I can say that) I think that it's just a cunning scheme to "pump you up" so you won't have trouble heaving the patients around.

    Good luck to all.
  2. by   Mkue
    i hope my program has the best books around because they are very expensive. from aug. to april my books are 1150, and from may to july, who knows probably 600. must be some kind of racket going on , maybe mafia!

    well i guess 30% off at the uniform shop might make up for some of it, but i don't think so.

    marie
  3. by   Mkue
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    oh, well, we have to have them what ever the cost. are each of you paying out of "pocket"?
    mine are included in with the tuition

    hi stephany !


    marie
  4. by   subec
    They estimate our total book cost will be around $1000. But, almost half of that is for the first semester alone.

    Thank goodness for financial aid.
  5. by   Nycole
    We have a list of required books which will run about 400 for 1st semester. Then there is a list of 15 reccomonded books that I have not added up but roughly another $800...what are we made of money???
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue
    i hope my program has the best books around because they are very expensive. from aug. to april my books are 1150, and from may to july, who knows probably 600. must be some kind of racket going on , maybe mafia!

    well i guess 30% off at the uniform shop might make up for some of it, but i don't think so.

    marie
    marie, you are too :chuckle
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue
    i hope my program has the best books around because they are very expensive. from aug. to april my books are 1150, and from may to july, who knows probably 600. must be some kind of racket going on , maybe mafia!

    well i guess 30% off at the uniform shop might make up for some of it, but i don't think so.

    marie
    well at least we can use the books throughout our nursing careers. got to look on the bright side instead of
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue


    mine are included in with the tuition

    hi stephany !


    marie
    we have to purchased them seperate from paying tuition. , marie!
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by rbez
    And did you notice -- that they must charge by the pound?? Those suckers are heavy! Better get one of those old-lady wheelie things to cart them around (I AM a nearly old lady, so I can say that) I think that it's just a cunning scheme to "pump you up" so you won't have trouble heaving the patients around.

    Good luck to all.
    :chuckle
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by babynursewannab
    i wish my $540 dollars would go for the whole 5 semesters. but, it only covers semester #1. a lot of these books will be used later though. we will add more books every semester.
    it is good they will be use later for other semester.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by subec
    they estimate our total book cost will be around $1000. but, almost half of that is for the first semester alone.

    thank goodness for financial aid.
    i know what you mean. i am i am thankful for it too because there are many who cannot recieve it.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by Nycole
    ...what are we made of money???
    :chuckle
  13. by   Nursemelo
    last year i spent 520 first semster and 610 seciond semster one book i never opened once and another only a few times.... that makes me sooo angry, but how was i supposed to know how much we would use them. ahh well

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