How much did your books cost your first sem. of nursing school? - page 2

I was wondering how much books cost for the first semester. I know they are going to be exspensive but how exspensive...:eek: . And do you get to use them again later down the line? Just... Read More

  1. by   jdomep
    I think mine were about $600 and it would have been $100 less if I'd gotten them online
  2. by   kimmicoobug
    Wow, I thought mine were expensive. My first semester was 400 for books.
  3. by   maeyken
    Originally posted by Cynthiann
    I was curious-- did you all buy new or used? Did you also buy all the recommended but not required books? I'm just trying to figure out how much I'll be spending if I get in this fall. I do plan on buying used online to save money.
    I bought new, cuz no one sells used ones, at least not at my school. I bought most of the required ones, and a few recommended ones as I went along. You can always get it later, but they're not too good at taking them back!

    Also, talk to people a year or 2 ahead of you in the program... they can tell you which books to buy and which ones to just use from the library! I remember in first year we all went and hung out in the Health Sci bookstore, and got advice from 2nd and 3rd year students... I found it really helpful! There were some "required" books that other students said were pointless to buy. I didn't buy any of those right away, and have not regretted it at all! I think I bought one maybe during the year.

    Hope this is helpful!! Good luck!
  4. by   missionnurse
    I paid around $400 for my first semester. Then around $100 for second semester, and we use those books the rest of the time.


    I bought many of my books from

    www.textbooks.com


    They have much cheaper prices for the most part and the books come very quickly and if you buy 2 or more books there is no shipping!

    Hope that helps!

    Misty
  5. by   rosemadder
    1st semester was around $1200 counting books, tuition, malpractice insurance and uniforms with stethoscope, BP cuff, scissors. I'm in an ADN program.

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