Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
Yeah, text books are outrageously expensive! When I was in nursing school our books alone were about $1,000.00. I ended up buying used books (earlier versions). And some of the Instructors either loaned or gave me some other ones. They all had the same content, just not on the same pages as listed in the Syllabus, but I didn't care, because that's why books come with a table of contents, hehe
I think the maternity book I used was 6 years old or so. I think the only book I bought new was my Anatomy and Physiology and my Psychology books.
When I graduated I gave or sold my used books to the students in the next class.
I'm in my 1st semester of nursing school. My books were over $500. And 2 of the books they "said" we needed, (and I bought) we aren't even using THIS semester!
Which is just VERY frustrating, considering I've spent several hundred dollars more on "stuff" like a stethoscope, BP cuff, uniforms etc.
What also makes me mad is when you HAVE to buy the software that comes with the book, and then the teachers don't even use the software! I do use the software that came with this first book, it has NCLEX questions, and that's the type of questions they put on our tests.