Congrats to you and starting your Nursing Program!
Where I attend school most books purchased in the school bookstore are anywhere from $60.00 to $200.00. With Nursing and Anatomy books usually on the more expensive end.
If you can, try to purchase your books early so that you can try to get a cheaper price for them online (Amazon
, eBay, etc.). Or, if you purchase them from your bookstore the earlier you buy them the better chance you will have at getting a Used book at a cheaper price.
You will definately use your Nursing books but for your basic pre. req's like English, comp. science, etc. you may want to wait til your first day of class to see if you really need to purchase the book. Many a time I bought the books for the class and didn't need them.
Other extra things that you may need to buy either in your first or your second year would be a watch, shoes, uniform, stethiscope, clip board - off the top of my head thats all I can think of.
Take care and best wishes!