Somebody stop me!! - page 2

I'm so excited about nursing school, that I'm buying all these "review" books on eBay that I won't need for a year or more. I just got a great deal, though, on Nclex Review - RN - Made Incredibly... Read More

  1. by   newgrad2004
    Im so sick of the books I practically gave them away at the book store. Although I do recommend the NCLEX review books they are a lifesaver. Some of the other books, oh about 20 I have had through all 4 semesters have made great paper weights.
    But I think I will give away some of the others and my ugly clinical scrubs to a first semester student. Just to be able to get into my closet again will be heaven.
  2. by   orrnlori
    I'm a certified ebay book addict as well, I have probably more than 120 I've bought in the last 6 months, maybe more, and I'm already a nurse! But I'm finishing my education through to an MSN and feel books are a great way to have instant research info at your fingertips. I recently bid on, and accidently won, 36 nursing books for 9 bucks plus shipping of about 18.00. When I got them I found I'd hit the motherload, all the books were new or only a year old and I started looking them up, many go for as much as 96.00 new. They cover every aspect of nursing you can think of through the graduate level.

    My suggestion to you new nurses is DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS. I never thought I would go back to school once I graduated and 6 years later I'm finishing a bachelor's in Psychology and going into an MSN program. I have lamented throwing away my pathophysiology books more than a few times, as well as all my psych books.

    As I've gone on with my education I've found that having various sources for topics have been so beneficial. When I don't get something from one book, I go to another and Bingo! I can see what the answer is and fully understand it.

    At least you aren't buying shoes.
  3. by   newgrad2004
    I have saves some books for reference too. But I had so many books I was afraid I would have to get a bigger place just to store them all. hehe
  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    It's great to know that I'm not the only one doing this. :chuckle Someone stop me from getting on Amazon. However, they've been recommending a book to me (mnemonics for Nursing) that's out of print and won't ship for 2 months!

    And I won't find out if I'm accepted at my program until May/June! Keep your fingers crossed for me. I'm gonna feel kind of bad if I'm not accepted at this BSN program.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    You are not alone! I belong to a Nursing Book Club and have already spent about $400 on books that I dont understand yet! lol

    I figure most of it cant get outdated that quickly!

    Enjoy them! I do!
    What about setting up a book swap? Could you do that with your friends/fellow students?
    Nursing book club? Can anyone join????

    When I first went back to school in the pre-nursing program, I went and spent $200 on old manuals on ebay. Since I didn't end up going into the actual program, I wasted that money and sold the books in a yard sale. Though, my husband did say something about some still being there, they won't be any good to me now.
  6. by   RedSox33RN
    I think I found it!! The nursing book club! Here is the url, though I haven't been over it yet:

    http://www.healthbookclubs.com/doc/c...equestid=71623


    Goodness. I think I just spent my husband's next 5 or 6 paychecks. I hope no one minds macaroni and cheese for the next month or two! :chuckle
    Last edit by RedSox33RN on Mar 21, '04
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I think I found it!! The nursing book club! Here is the url, though I haven't been over it yet:

    http://www.healthbookclubs.com/doc/c...equestid=71623


    Goodness. I think I just spent my husband's next 5 or 6 paychecks. I hope no one minds macaroni and cheese for the next month or two! :chuckle
    Oh Dear Lord I'm in trouble now. Ya'll pray for me, K?
  8. by   FutureNurse2005
    The book club I am with is the Nurses Book Society. http://www.nursesbookservice.ca/

    I know it says .ca (canadian) but the club is american and everything is listed in US dollars.

    I just got an order that included dosage calculation practice, math for nursing and a critical care quick review.

    sigh...i'm addicted!
  9. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    The book club I am with is the Nurses Book Society. http://www.nursesbookservice.ca/

    I know it says .ca (canadian) but the club is american and everything is listed in US dollars.

    I just got an order that included dosage calculation practice, math for nursing and a critical care quick review.

    sigh...i'm addicted!
    Hmmmm......the link won't open for me. Any other suggestions?
  10. by   LauraLou
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    If I buy any more, I'm going to need a minor in Library Sciences to start cataloging them.
    I have a degree in Library Science, so I will volunteer to catalog everyone's books! I have purchased so many nursing books in addition to the required texts. Some of my purchases are much better than the required books.

    One book I have found to be invaluable is the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice. It is sort of a Med/Surg and Care Plan book combined. I hate our Med/Surg book, so I use the Lippincott all the time.

    Anybody else have a book that is exceptionally good?
  11. by   RedSox33RN
    My husband is going to kill me. I just got another book off of eBay, about taking the NCLEX, which I'm not even taking for another 2 years! LOL

    It was a good deal though. The CD isn't even used! I was up WAY too late last night reading it though! :chuckle
  12. by   jemommyRN
    I Can't Believe This. There Are More Like Me. I Am Addicted To Amazon.com And I Can't Stop. I Already Have The Nclex Review Book (i Haven't Even Started School Yet!!! I Wonder If We'll Still Have This Pep Once We Are In The School Itself.
  13. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from jemommy
    I Wonder If We'll Still Have This Pep Once We Are In The School Itself.
    Goodness, I still hope we do!! I can't imagine looking a huge pile of books I spent mega $$$'s on, wondering "What was I thinking?!?!"

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