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How many books do you have to buy?

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This is mostly for LPN students since that is the program I am starting. Everybody else is welcome to reply:) But, don't include your books for A&P, college math, microbiology, etc. I just want to know about the books you have to buy that are for nursing courses. Also, how much are these costing you guys? My jaw dropped when I saw my total for books close to $1000:stone I am used to the $200 to $250 price range I've been at for the past year. I am also used to carrying around 3 maybe 4 books at the most to all of my classes. I have to tote around 23 books this year. They told us we would need every single one, so we need to invest in a huge book bag with rollers. Ha! Caaaaaaaaaaaan't wait:chuckle

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23 books???!!!! WOW!!!

For my entire program we only had to purchase 14 books total. We had to buy 11 of those for the 1st semester. Before reading your post I used to think that was alot. :chuckle

For fall I'll be buying my final book (14th) for the program. It focuses on psych nursing and will cost about $65.

No more nursing books for me until I start an RN to BSN program!

~Camkib~

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lisamc1RN has 4 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC/Behavioral/ Hospice.

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Do we count Pharm? If so, I have 10 books specifically for nursing! :)

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QuilterLPN has 6 years experience.

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LOTS! I think we had at least 15 required,then another 5 or so recommended. My first year I spent approximately $800 on books. The good news is that when I start my RN year this fall I will only need to buy another three books or so.

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I would say pharmocology counts.

Do we count Pharm? If so, I have 10 books specifically for nursing! :)

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I don't get it. Why do we have so many books? Some of these have to be study guides or something! I'll check.

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michelle95 specializes in Geriatrics, DD, Peri-op.

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Remember you will probably be buying a drug guide, diagnostic book, care plan book, and medical dictionary. These will last the whole year.

Yeah, it's a lot of books the first time around.

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lisamc1RN has 4 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC/Behavioral/ Hospice.

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I don't get it. Why do we have so many books? Some of these have to be study guides or something! I'll check.

I bet that is it, Veronica. I have one book that has a study workbook that goes with it. If you have lots of study guides to go with it, it can really add up! Maybe some reference books as well?

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manna has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I'm in a BSN program, and once I buy my fall books I'll have a total of 29. Total cost of around $1200. Those books will be the ones we use for the next 2 years, though, so if you take that into account the per semester book price isn't so bad. (I've spent $500/semester for books when I was only taking 3 classes!)

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For this Fall sememster I have to buy 13 (2 are only recommended). Got all 13 and spent just over $500 online. Not sure how much it would have been at the college since they claim they won't know prices until mid-august. Yea, right.

Shell

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I have bought 8 books for my first sememester. It was around $500. No clue what the other semesters will require for books cause we all know how it seems to change every semester :rolleyes:

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I won't know how many books that I'll have to purchase until I buy my syllabus on Monday....the booklist is in the syllabus....everybody is trying to make money.... :stone. We were told to expect to spend a minimum of $800 and that most of the books will be utilized throughout the 2 yrs...which is a good think. My professor did tell us the titles of the 3 of the books that we will not need until Spring 2005....one of the books cost $159 :uhoh3:

Fatima

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