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Hello, I am currently taking my pre-reqs for registered nursing. 

Are there any former students that would like to donate old text books, notes, or flash cards?

This would be very helpful to new nursing students like myself. 

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If the program you are applying to has a facebook page, try looking there.  My program & school have FB pages dedicated to nursing/prenursing students, people who passed/graduated would always offer free/or for sale items, from nursing shoes, uniforms to textbooks and study materials. Good luck. 

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Jazzi_CNA specializes in Long term care.

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8 minutes ago, MiladyMalarkey said:

If the program you are applying to has a facebook page, try looking there.  My program & school have FB pages dedicated to nursing/prenursing students, people who passed/graduated would always offer free/or for sale items, from nursing shoes, uniforms to textbooks and study materials. Good luck. 

Thank you very much for the advice, I will definitely try that!

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Network in your school with the students who are taking the prerequisite courses with you.  It was not long into the prerequisites that groups of students at my school developed a network that passed books, notes, and study materials along to each other, usually for a decent price.  People tried to connect with the A students because they produced the best material.  Just ask and make the suggestions.  Somebody will take you up on it.

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1 minute ago, caliotter3 said:

Network in your school with the students who are taking the prerequisite courses with you.  It was not long into the prerequisites that groups of students at my school developed a network that passed books, notes, and study materials along to each other, usually for a decent price.  People tried to connect with the A students because they produced the best material.  Just ask and make the suggestions.  Somebody will take you up on it.

Networking sounds like the best option. Thank  you !

 

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At my school, there was a designated area where donations could be left for other students, like used textbooks, scrubs, shoes, etc.  Ask to see if your school has that and if not, start one!

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Crash_Cart has 11 years experience and specializes in ER OR LTC Code Blue Trauma Dog.

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Quizlet.com has all the free flashcards you could ever want. 

https://quizlet.com/subject/RN/

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1) Network with students in previous classes - often they are  looking to get rid of text books for cheap, or are willing to donate.

2) Check out your school library - frequently books are available on reserve and/or can be checked out. I've even found text books available as free E-book editions from the school library so I can read them at home with out even having to go to the library (or carry a heavy text home!).

 

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19 hours ago, Crash_Cart said:

Quizlet.com has all the free flashcards you could ever want. 

https://quizlet.com/subject/RN/

thank you, would i be able to print them?

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On 7/21/2019 at 6:45 AM, Rionoir said:

Amazon rents books for like 20 bucks for the semester 

that is super cool, I never knew I could rent books from Amazon!

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Just now, Jazzi_CNA said:

thank you, would i be able to print them?

Yup. 🙂  It's all explained in the video...

 

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