cost of books this expensive?? - page 3

gotta vent really quick guys but i got a book list for 1 of my classes (into to prof nursing) and it called for 10 books! just for one class! I went to half.com and found all of them and it equaled... Read More

  1. by   MotivatedOne
    I took Intro to nursing last fall at a 4 yr school and the cost of used books from the bookstore was about $450. I purchased all 7 books from amazon.com brand new for $250. We also had to purchase a nursing kit which was I believe $145

    Amazon had the Fundamentals of Nursing book for like $68 brand new. The book store was charging I believe $125.

    Out of the 7 books we were REQUIRED to buy, I only used 1...The Fundamentals of Nursing book!

    Now, I have to take fundamentals of nursing over and pharmacology starting Aug 17th since I'm at a different school. We are required to purchase a bundle of books for my pharmacology class...would you believe the bundle is like $245...for 3 books! Ridiculous!!!

    I guess we really shouldn't complain though...textbooks for medical school are like $800 for ONE book!

    I recommend purchasing the books from either amazon.com or half.com...they seem to have the best deals. Or you could try like a local bookstore in your hometown that sells and buys back college textbooks.

    Good luck to everyone!
  2. by   Unique87
    My books are costing me $500 for my first semester of nursing class. Most of them are used and only two are new. I consider myself lucky thought it was going to be more. Although we do use most of these books throughout the program.
  3. by   kgle
    Quote from MotivatedOne
    I took Intro to nursing last fall at a 4 yr school and the cost of used books from the bookstore was about $450. I purchased all 7 books from amazon.com brand new for $250. We also had to purchase a nursing kit which was I believe $145

    Amazon had the Fundamentals of Nursing book for like $68 brand new. The book store was charging I believe $125.

    Out of the 7 books we were REQUIRED to buy, I only used 1...The Fundamentals of Nursing book!

    Now, I have to take fundamentals of nursing over and pharmacology starting Aug 17th since I'm at a different school. We are required to purchase a bundle of books for my pharmacology class...would you believe the bundle is like $245...for 3 books! Ridiculous!!!

    I guess we really shouldn't complain though...textbooks for medical school are like $800 for ONE book!

    I recommend purchasing the books from either amazon.com or half.com...they seem to have the best deals. Or you could try like a local bookstore in your hometown that sells and buys back college textbooks.

    Good luck to everyone!
    $245 for three books?! Haha that's the amount I am paying for just my Spanish class, for 1 book! My anatomy class alone is over $300 for 2!
  4. by   THELIVINGWORST
    at my school first semester books are $1000....they just hand you a cardboard box as the bundle....smh
  5. by   xtxrn
    It's not unusual for a textbook to be 100$ or more; reference books (Tabers, lab handbook, drug handbook) to be in the 60-80 dollar range. BUT, the reference books are important... you only have to buy those once. I wanted to keep my own books for several years after school, and updated the ones that went with what I was working at the time.... the net is good for a lot, but sometimes, it's a lot easier to grab a lab handbook and just look it up

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