You are a long way off from starting the program. Do not buy any books yet, because faculty may change what books they require and textbook editions change, too. $2500 is not accurate. Once you attend orientation, you will be able to access the ADN Groups site, an internal message board for the nursing program. Ask current students what books you really need (even though faculty state that some books are "required," students will tell you that they never used them), if there are electronic versions of the book (some students prefer those), and if an older edition of a textbook will suffice. The Tri-C bookstore, like all college bookstores, charges way too much for books you can buy on Amazon
.com or other online sites. Students use places like Half-Price Books, too. You can also consider renting books from places like Chegg.com or borrowing books from Ohio Link (a textbook source you access through the library; they have only a few copies of any book and you should attempt to borrow them early).