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Great - 9 months to go and I may have to quit...

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You are reading page 3 of Great - 9 months to go and I may have to quit.... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

I know how difficult it is to ANYTHNG when you have children, but I wouldln't give up. You've already gotten some great ideas, here's two more.

-- How about a yard sale? Isn't there something in the house you could sell. You could even get your older kids to put it together.

-- While they shut you down at the financial aid office, many schools offer emergency loans to students. I would call the school again and ask about that specifically.

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The squeaky wheel gets the oil - call up the financial aid office/nursing director/dean and go on a polite tirade about how they changed the rules with no notice. Tell them you may have to drop out - believe me - they want your money too much to let that happen! And I agree that borrowing/copying pages from classmates books can help get you through this tough spot. You have come this far, please don't quit now! Nursing needs you as much as you need it!!!

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Steph,

List the books that you need here...maybe someone reading this thread can help you out.

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Hi, quick update...

I spoke with the "head" of financial aid today. The problem is that the school moved away from using their own bookstore to contracting through Barnes and Noble, they have converted our school bookstore into one owned (?) and run by B&N. Barnes and Noble would not agree to using book vouchers.

There is no promisary note I can sign, there is no "emergency" funds available to students. Basically in the schools eyes, I am just S.O.L.

I even said "well, I very well may have to drop out. I'm in the nursing program and can't just do without books." All I got was an "I'm sorry. Maybe you could reapply at a later date."

I'm going to ask either my instructors tomorrow or a classmate to copy the pages I'm going to be needing in the near future. Today was kind of chaotic being the first day and all.

I had to buy my $61 nurses kit today since we are starting to use them already tomorrow during an all day lab for review before we start clinicals on Thursday and we each have to have our own. There was no way around that, so I had to use our grocery money and now get to listen to whiney kids complaining about Kraft mac and cheese for dinner for the next 4 nights :uhoh3:

I can make up for a week of crappy nutrition in my kids, can't I?

Anyhow, thanks for your support. Why didn't I think of the copying idea???

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Steph,

List the books that you need here...maybe someone reading this thread can help you out.

Well, okay....feel kind of funny about it.....

Introductory Medical Surgical Nursing (2006) - Timby & Smith 9th edition

& accompanying study guide workbook

(text used for both Phar II & Nursing II)

Broadribb's Introductory Pediatric Nursing - Hatfield (2003) 6th ed.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, A Guide to Planning Care -Ackley, Betty & Ladwig

(2006) 7th ed.

Physical Exam & Health Assessment Pocket Companion

Maternity Nursing, An Introductory Text - Gloria Leifer (2005) 9th ed.

A Topical Approach to Life-span Development - Santrock, 2nd or 3rd edition

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Thankfully, we re reusing most of our books from last semester for Pharm II and a bit for Nursing II.

The ones in bold are the ones I need immediately. I did purchase my nurses kit today for lab tomorrow, so thats $61.00 to cross off my list.

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Another suggestion is try and borrow the books, I know that you said that they are all new editions (such a scam, I have been stuck with older editions that the book store won't buy back) but I am sure the older editions would get you by. You just have to work a little harder to find the info in the book because it will not match the reading list.

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I might have the Life span book, in my program its a pre req. I might have sold it back but I will look...thats an expensive book too! I feel your pain. P

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I just want to say I feel your pain....my husband has the crappiest financial handling skills I know of. I am trying to work my way through school (I just started today!) and keep my sanity while doing what I can to help our son who also just started a state university today. My husband has a hissy if I even mention that OUR son may need some money for something. It's a long stupid story, so I won't bore you with the details....

But I hope you can get this figured out....there's nothing worse than being in a bad marriage; luckily my kids are now almost all grown, and I have heard them say many times that I need to be getting out. I hope you can do the same and that you can work this book issue out. My heart breaks for you...

Best wishes....

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Well, crud!! I just looked and my program didn't use a single one of those texts :(

I did have the care plan book, but gave it to a friend that's just starting our program.

:( :( :(

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Our school actually has a leanding library and the teachers also have copies of the books and let us borrow them. It wouldn't hurt to ask. Good luck

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Our school had all the books in the library and they could be checked out - would that work.

Please don't drop out.

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Sorry I must have sold back the Santrock Life span book. Good luck, and don't give up.

Another suggestion, contact BandN corporate and see what pans out. Let em know whats goin' on. You might get help from higher up. P

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