How much are your books going to cost?

  1. According to my acceptance packet, we should expect to spend a minimum of $800.... . That's a lot of money. I am praying that my financial package will be complete before registration and orientation on July 7.


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  3. by   PCGrad06
    Mine says $500 including the nursing kit.
  4. by   lisamc1RN
    Mine are $600.
  5. by   FutureNurse2005
    is that per semester? year? program?
    ours are $1200 for 1st semester, and about $500 per semester thereafter thats mucho $$$$ for books! especially over 4 years!!
  6. by   lisamc1RN
    Holy Moly, FutureNurse! I was told that the cost of ALL my books is $600. Whew!
  7. by   RNNoMore
    I've got it down to about $800 if I buy used books, these are the required texts, but I always end up buying lots of extra books because I like to get ones that I've chosen myself too, I reckon about $1,100 total, but that's for the whole 2 years.
    Paint.
  8. by   HisTreasure
    All fees, 2 uniforms sets (with Sprague steth, shoes, and watch), CPR cert., and books will run about $900. The school also endorses a scholarship for top performers... they pay your NCLEX! Also, if you maintain your average above 90% until third semester (around Christmas time) you get a pseudo-scholarship (in the form of a check) for $350. There are other mini-contests and cash prize opportunities throughout the year. That makes the total amount out-of-pocket easier to swallow.

    Our school is not eligible for aid since it is a vocational institute already subsidized by the state. Tuition itself is incredibly low compared to what others are saying.
    Last edit by HisTreasure on Jun 1, '04
  9. by   spunkygirl
    According to the nursing program's website I'm appling to, we should expect to pay $800 -$1200 the first semester and then $200-$500 there after. This includes books and uniforms and required supplies. That's going to hurt in the bank account for sure. That is not including the tuition either.
  10. by   mjbsn2006
    ~$550 for books-1st semester, don't know about supplies yet
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    Mine are around $500 for textbooks and then there are all the extras with a grand total of approx. $1300 extra for the first semester!
  12. by   RedSox33RN
    I'm hoping to find out tomorrow. I was supposed to get my fall schedule done today, along with books and that sort of thing, but my advisor had to reschedule until Wed. Since I'll be attending a pricey school ($630/credit hour), I'm planning on at least $1k for books.
  13. by   mariedoreen
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I'm hoping to find out tomorrow. I was supposed to get my fall schedule done today, along with books and that sort of thing, but my advisor had to reschedule until Wed. Since I'll be attending a pricey school ($630/credit hour), I'm planning on at least $1k for books.
    holy moly! may i ask, gulp, what school that would be?
  14. by   lunakat
    Sheesh! I feel sorry for you guys. And here I was moaning about how I had to pay $350 for the 1st semester. Now it doesn't look like I payed all that much compared to some of you...

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