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Textbooks for first semester of MANE program

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So I'm researching everywhere trying to see if I can find international editions or maybe used textbooks that will be cheaper for me than buying the bundle from the bookstore. The bundle from school which includes 5 textbooks is $360 (includes Fundamentals of Nursing, Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Pharmacology, Medical Surgical Nursing and Maternal Child Nursing Care)

Is it just me or can no one else find cheaper textbooks anywhere? Am I missing something? I can't believe the bookstore bundle is actually CHEAPER than buying other places online. Plus, I can't seem to find international editions of any of these books anywhere.

Where do you guys find textbooks to buy? Or would you reccommend renting?

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Do not rent! You will use that bundle for all three semesters of the ASN program. I thought they would also be used for the BSN program, but someone else on here said that wasn't the case. Either way, 3 or 6 semesters of renting probably doesn't make sense.

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Do not rent! You will use that bundle for all three semesters of the ASN program. I thought they would also be used for the BSN program, but someone else on here said that wasn't the case. Either way, 3 or 6 semesters of renting probably doesn't make sense.

That's what I thought too. I thought I remembered them saying at orientation that the bundle would be used for the BSN program too but I wasn't positive. Considering the fact that I can't seem to find the books anywhere else for cheaper, I guess buying them at the school bookstore is the best option.

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This might be too late for you, but when I was in nursing school I just bought one edition older of each book. It worked for me. The page numbers didn't line up (there is rarely new information in books it's mainly just swapped around so the publishers can profit) but that's an easy fix, you just read about the subject matter. I would also recommend not buying books until after you start the semester, some books we had to buy we barely used and were available for use in the library the one or two times you needed them. There are some you will use all the time though, like fundementals.. It's tricky but I ended up spending about $200 on books while my classmates spent over $1100.... Good luck!

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