I will be starting nursing school( CCBC ESSEX) in spring and I feel unorganized. I went to orientation 2 weeks ago and I kinda got the feeling that my school was not that organized. I also got the feeling that there is a lot of unnecessary fees added on to schools fee, apart from the books, and the class fees, the outsides fees almost equate $1000 which is a lot for a community college. During the orientation we received a packet which included the list of books we needed for the semester, its says that the list is all the books we need for the first semester and the rest of program. I emailed one of the nursing administrators about which books we will need for the first semester and she said we need to buy all the book listed on the page
. I'm paying out of the pocket, i don't have a $1000 for books right now. So anyone who has gone to ccbc essex nursing school, can you get me some feedback ?
I'm also feeling very lost right now,like there is no structure, which ******* me off because right now.I'm not just not feeling excited about starting nursing in the spring. Did any of you guys have this feeling before you started nursing school?
Dec 27, '13
Honestly, you're just going to have to figure it out your own way, then. Borrow money from your parents, do whatever you need to, but yes, the costs do add up, and you may find more come up over time. But the first semester is absolutely the most expensive, since you're buying stuff you'll use throughout your program.
ATI has a great monopoly, sadly, and yes, I agree with you, they benefit like crazy from it! It sucks, but it's just one of the hoops we have to jump through if we want to be nurses in this day and age.
ETA: you can always ask for people to help with books and such as early birthday gifts (too late for Christmas!). Same with other semesters. Do the same when it comes time for ACLS and such, too!
Last edit by RunBabyRN on Dec 27, '13
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