Just bought my textbooks - a mini-grumbling session - page 4
by carakristin1 3,477 Views | 39 Comments
I am starting my first nursing class in 2 weeks. Just spent almost $600 for the privilege of carrying three enormous textbooks on my back and barreling through them in 8 weeks. As I'm checking out, the cashier reminds me that our... Read More
- 1May 15, '13 by SopranoKrisWe have 16 required text books, 23 if you buy all the "recommended but not required" books. I just checked the prices and it's going to run about $1,500 just for the 16 minimum.
The good news is that we'll use most of these books all 4 semesters, so the cost averages out. But there are still additional books down the road that are going to cost quite a bit. I knew this was coming, but still have sticker shock!
- 0May 15, '13 by AmberHopefulRNFor my first semester, my books weren't that bad. There were about 17 I bought (including the "recommended" supplements), and it cost me about $610 after I shopped around. It's still a lot of money, but I have spent more than that on just 3-4 books for some of my pre-reqs.
- 0May 15, '13 by adc85Idk what my books will cost yet, but fortunately I have a friend who just graduated from the program im about to start. She is going to give me her books, bless her heart! I found out today how much fall semester is going to cost, and it is DOUBLE what I anticipated! The fees add up to the same amount as the tuition, it's insane! I'm still reeling from that sticker shock.
- 0May 15, '13 by SopranoKrisQuote from adc85I hear ya! Our nursing course is 9 credits, but they bill you for 15.5 credits. And then there's a $1950 fee for the course on top of the tuition!!! The fee is more expensive than the tuition! Plus you have to pay $5 per billing hour to the school on top of that. It's ridiculous!!!The fees add up to the same amount as the tuition, it's insane! I'm still reeling from that sticker shock.
- 0May 18, '13 by besaangelThe best website, by far, that Ive found is DIRECTTEXTBOOK.COM... It searches all of the websites suggested by others and there are options to store/keep track of your booklist, search previous/international editions (which I've used and ok'd by teachers) and forward your lists/book prices to others who might benefit
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- 0May 18, '13 by SadalaDo you have to buy the textbooks at the bookstore? I have saved a lot of money buying online (both new and used texts).
I also get all supplies online (usually ebay or amazon) unless the school absolutely specifies that I have to buy it at one of their places (say with the uniforms).
- 0Jun 28, '13 by lorirn2bWell, I'm glad I read this thread because now I know what the school meant by "Buy your nursing packets at the bookstore." So it's a kit of supplies. I was hoping it didn't include books because I just bought my fundamentals book on half.com and saved fifty bucks. I plan on buying all my textbooks there. And I want all new books because I don't want to be distracted by someone else's highlights or scribbles. And I plan on keeping all my textbooks. Wishing I qualified for some federal funds to help with these outrageous expenses but such is life.