Naeema, I spent a total of 163 and some change on all my books(hardcopies) and the only two that are current editions are the Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques, and the Maternal Child book. All of them were brand new in the wrapping. You'll have to buy 3 extra books, 1 in level 2 and the other 2 in level 3. Depending on how your teacher lectures, who makes the test, and the type of student you are determines how much you'll have to use the books, or if you even need to buy all of the books. Also, none of the instructors that I've had so far have the ebooks, except the level 1 pharm instructor and I'm now in Level 4. Someone mentioned the Success books, which I hate, I used them my first semester and my grades for the first and second test were in the 70s, I stopped using them and my grades for the remaining test were in the high 80s. However, a few of my friends that I study with use the success books only along with their notes from class and they always do great on every test. You'll definitely have to find out what works for you, and find out fast...Lol. Good Luck!!