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

  1. I was wondering how much books cost for the first semester. I know they are going to be exspensive but how exspensive... . And do you get to use them again later down the line? Just wondering....Sept. will be here before we know it!!

    Fatima
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Jenn_RN
    $800 for my first semester books.
    $75 for 2nd semester, and we will use some from first semester, thank goodness.

    I can already tell that even those books I hate (nutrition, psycology) will come in handy down the line when it's time to write papers and such.
  4. by   kimtab
    Around $500 first semester then spent an additional $100 this semester. We will use most of them throughout the program.

    Kim
  5. by   memphispanda
    About $500 for first semester, then maybe $200 for the next. This semester we didn't get any new books, but the next two will both be about $200 for books...and there are additional uniform costs also.
  6. by   Katnip
    A little over $800 for first semester
  7. by   Rena RN 2003
    a few bucks shy of $700 for the first semester textbooks. MUCH less in later quarters but i did buy several reference/care plan books that ran me approx. $200 also.
  8. by   Nurse Izzy
    First semester - around $800. We use those books plus two for second semester - second semester only cost around $80-100, thank goodness!
  9. by   babynursewannab
    Approximately $600. If I would have purchased all used, I could have brought it down to around $450.

    Second semester was around $300.
  10. by   NurseShell
    I think it was about $500 not including scrubs, stethoscope, shoes, etc
  11. by   delirium
    First semester was $1200 not counting uniform, shoes, bandage scissors, scope...
  12. by   maire
    I've spent about $500 just for books. Would have been cheaper if I had gotten them online instead of from the campus bookstore.
  13. by   maeyken
    I think mine were around $800CDN for 1st term. Since then it's been about $100-200CND per term.
  14. 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.

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