How much is everyone paying for books this upcoming semester? - page 4

For two classes, my nursing fundamentals class and my A&P II class, it's going to cost me about $520! 7 books total for two classes!!! The bookstore on my campus is the only bookstore around that... Read More

  1. by   txnursingqt
    In the past I have gotten a few books online and got a good deal. However, here lately I haven't found my books any cheaper online than what I pay for a used copy at the bookstore. Sigh!!!
  2. by   missmatched
    Really lucky about this, I go to a school where we rent books. I'm starting clinicals this Fall and required 10 books just for nursing. On my last semester of prereqs, my rental was $85, now it's $235. The downside is, there are some books I'd like to keep for reference and I can't ( I buy really cheap older editions instead, online).
  3. by   Sunset87
    About $250. I ordered most of them from barnes & noble and got one on ebay.
  4. by   mommy2three2
    For my A&P book/manuals, EMT book/workbook/review book, Nutrition book/workbook and Medical terminology book it was about 500
  5. by   Giant Panda
    I just paid $848 for books. Straight from the pocket. Don't qualify for any grants and don't want any loans until I am in NS.
  6. by   Sunset87
    Quote from Sunset87
    About $250. I ordered most of them from barnes & noble and got one on ebay.
    It's going to be closer to $350. I just found out about 2 more books I need to buy.
  7. by   Peel
    I'm taking 2 courses A & P and Ethics this semester. I bought the older edition to both books after reading from the prof the older edition and the newer one were exact. So I found the older edition on ebay for $25 (found a lab book too for $6), and my Ethics books I bought for $10 from eBay. I also had to buy my A&P cat for $20.
  8. by   Miss_Piggy.RN
    Through the school I would have to pay about $400. So I bought my books online. They look like brand new and I paid only $200
    I know that the college bookstore will pay me more for those books than I had to pay for them
    Last edit by Miss_Piggy.RN on Aug 16, '08
  9. by   VM85
    About $750....out of my pocket ) :
    itll be worth it though!!!
  10. by   Hazel11
    $250 for seventeen credits worth of books (!) All I have to say is thank God for Half.com and Amazon.com!!
  11. by   dallet6
    Quote from Peel
    I'm taking 2 courses A & P and Ethics this semester. I bought the older edition to both books after reading from the prof the older edition and the newer one were exact. So I found the older edition on ebay for $25 (found a lab book too for $6), and my Ethics books I bought for $10 from eBay. I also had to buy my A&P cat for $20.

    Is paying for the cat a seperate cost from the normal lab fee?
  12. by   want2banurse35
    My books are going to cost about $600 but thankfully my financial aid award will pay for my tuition and my books
  13. by   Aurora77
    I'm taking one class this semester--chem. The book is $144.95, the lab book is $39.95. What a racket! I should skip nursing school and go into the college textbook business; I'll be a millionare before I'm 40.

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