Published May 13, 2005
i start my accelated nursing school in two weeks and just got my books in the mail
HOLY CRA*&^* there are ALOT OF BOOKS.
i stacked them up and they come above my knee, and i'm a guy. my bro is in law school and even he laughed when he saw them.
i have 10 really big, really really big textbooks(like over 1800 pages each)
i got three kinds big books (only about 1000 pages each)
and 3 online courses we do during the semester.
am i alone here, is this normal. how do we have more books then law students. i mean there was 2 BIG UPS BOXES OF BOOKS.
please, post and tell me some good news.
oh, and i want to shout out everybody in philly starting nursing school, i'm doing jefferson.
Altra, BSN, RN
Hate to break to you guy ... but it's normal. Two thousand page textbooks are now your friend. Get cracking. :chuckle
Best of luck to you as you start school. :)
Yep. I start an accelerated BSN program in the fall and am ordering 16 books for two classes.....
i'm starting my acc masters program on monday(my first nursing degree) and i went to get my books this week...i spent over 600$ and have a ton of them...lets just say I hope there isnt a day where I need to bring them all to school...I cant lift them all!!!!
twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN
hehe, hopefully only on study days
The best thing is a rolling bookbag or even a suitcase works good.
i start my accelated nursing school in two weeks and just got my books in the mailHOLY CRA*&^* there are ALOT OF BOOKS.i stacked them up and they come above my knee, and i'm a guy. my bro is in law school and even he laughed when he saw them.i have 10 really big, really really big textbooks(like over 1800 pages each)i got three kinds big books (only about 1000 pages each)and 3 online courses we do during the semester.am i alone here, is this normal. how do we have more books then law students. i mean there was 2 BIG UPS BOXES OF BOOKS.please, post and tell me some good news.oh, and i want to shout out everybody in philly starting nursing school, i'm doing jefferson.
yep, this is normal. i was shocked when first starting, too. the good news is that you will continue to use some of these books as a resource throughout the entire program. i would keep the med-surg books & pharmacology reference guide. you'll probably dump a few of them after this semester, though (& hopefully recover a few bucks). you will learn that no one book contains all the info you need -- you have to use them all for relevant bits/pieces of info. now that i'm a nurse, i still have a bookcase full of books that i occassionally refer to -- however, most of the books that i now find valuable were purchased after nursing school.
You think it's shocking now? Wait until they assign you 15-20 of those chapters over a 2-3 week period and tell you anything goes on the exam including all lecture content (which they love to pull from books you don't have). Welcome to boot camp for nurses. As incomprehensible as it may sound, it actually IS survivable.
colleennurse, ASN, RN
Hope you have an area to dedicate to your books. My living room is mine! I have a summer break and cannot wait to stash them away for a couple of months..... Good luck in school!
Tweety, BSN, RN
It's amazing and intimidating to stack your books like that when you first start. Mine came up above the knee. Fortunately most of them were used throughout the program and didn't have to be read the first quarter. :)
Good luck to you. :)
Yes.. I know what you mean! 15 Books for first semester, took me 3 trips to my truck! Second semester ..9 more books! I dont' use a backpack I use what I call the" body bag"! So far.. I have 4 bookcases packed! I should have a complete medical library by the time I am done with school!
Best Wishes to you and Nursing school! :)
Always remember! Bend your knee's when you lift your books! :chuckle
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