Generally speaking, most students buy the bundle which cost approximately 673.00 when I bought it three years ago. But you use all those books throughout the entire program (maternity textbook in level 2 maternity class, etc.) There is a DVD set in the bundle that costs literally thousands of dollars ($23,000.00 and that's not a typo!) but you get it free with the bundle, plus you get the CD with all your textbooks on it to load into your computer/laptop so you don't have to lug all those books to class every day. There's a very small number of books (3-4?) you'll buy next year, but don't fret. I do not know if previous editions will do because I bought new. Be sure to ask this question at your Orientation in August. (Level 2's will host you, answer questions, and serve lunch. It's sponsored by the East Bay Student Nurses Assoc.)
If you haven't already completed your FAFSA for student loans, do it NOW even if you do NOT plan to take student loans. You might change your mind later. TRUST ME ON THIS, PLEASE. Even if you make "too much money" to qualify for subsidized loans, everybody qualifies for unsubsidized loans. Feel free to ask questions about financial aid because I am pretty familiar with this. I have a good job and I got FA all through school.
Three years ago I was out of my mind with anticipation so feel free to gush questions. It's a good program, tough and rewarding. While you're in the thick of it you'll be happy, sad, hurt, angry, elated, annoyed, hate your teachers, love your teachers, want to quit, keep plugging and succeed, and all the other feelings in the catalog but compressed. Just take each day as it comes and don't try to plan too far ahead. Many students have gone before you and you'll do just fine, trust me.
Good luck, young Padawae learners