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#1 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

Hi,

To all of you wonderful people who will be starting Nursing next year, have you had a look at your text book lists yet?

Mine are all around $150 and there's 8 of them.

Has anybody considered borrowing from the library rather than buying??


#2 lisacat

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

My DH started nursing this year part time and between text books and nursing kit I think it came to $800.
In the beginning he borrowed a text book from the uni library and he found it difficult as he had to remember to keep returning and borrowing, one time he couldn't reborrow it as someone else asked for it. It was just easier to buy them, they will be used again in other subjects and in his future career

#3 niksia

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Try this for second hand books in your area Textbook Exchange

Alternatively book depository or amazon can be cheaper as well. (I got one last semester $50 cheaper at book depository)

I am not studying nursing but I have found that there are usually on 1 or 2 copies of the text book at the library and you can't borrow it for a semester and they are generally in high demand. "Technically" it is against copywrite to copy as much as you will need and there is no guarantee that the lecturer will give you a reading list in advance either.

I tend to buy my books cheaply or 2nd hand and then sell them afterwards which pays for the next round of books. Unfortunately you still have to outlay or the 1st round. Also be careful if the uni bookshop comes with computer codes for anatomy etc. If you buy second hand, it won't come with the codes and you may have to buy access separately which may negates the 2nd hand discount.

#4 2813665

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

Hi

Some of the access codes aren't totally necessary, you can get access to some of the publishers quizzes free online, as I did this year with anatomy and physiology (Marieb).

Agree that nursing text books are expensive.

Caroline

#5 RHJ

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

I agree they are expensive, I bought most of mine online using booko.com.au to find who was selling them cheapest. Mostly book depository was where I bought them. Have been able to sell a lot of them on ebay for close to what I purchased them for too so check ebay. (I will be selling the last of mine around Jan-Feb when most unis have their booklists- but mine are mostly MID books now)

#6 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

for those using book depository, are you using the US or the UK site?

thanks

#7 Lyn29

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

My DD has just finished her second year and has found that the "recommended" books are often not needed at all. She now doesn't buy any books that aren't marked compulsory until the semester starts, and she's already saved a few hundred dollars this way.

We also use booko.com.au and will use either of the US or UK Book Depository sites, depending on which one's cheaper. Usually it's the UK one.

#8 Kafkaesque

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

They are not necessary apart from a anatomy and phys. Nice to have but you can get by without them. Wait until you start and figure out wht you really need.

#9 ubermum

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

Use http://booko.com.au/ to find your books. I found I saved hundreds every semester. It compares book and shipping cost across a great number of suppliers including book depository us and uk, amazon, fishpond and lots more.

Also, if you a nearby to another uni that teaches nursing, you can often borrow textbooks from them (you need to get a caval card from you home uni library) and they may not be text at that uni so not checked out that often. I studied externally and borrowed from a uni near my mums. I could renew my loans online and would get them out for 6-9 weeks at a stretch that way.

Edited by ubermum, 15 December 2012 - 01:53 PM.


#10 crazyforkids

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

if your on FB they have a second hand textbook group going. lots of nursing textbooks there.

im still waiting for a list. but i think i will wait until sem starts to see what i need.

my sister got caught out buying second hand books. they were the wrong edition. so i dont want to do the same thing. its to expensive

#11 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE (Catherine27 @ 15/12/2012, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
if your on FB they have a second hand textbook group going. lots of nursing textbooks there.

im still waiting for a list. but i think i will wait until sem starts to see what i need.

my sister got caught out buying second hand books. they were the wrong edition. so i dont want to do the same thing. its to expensive

would you mind sending me the link the the FB page?
thanks!

#12 crazyforkids

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

yep just pmed you original.gif

#13 hiddensecrets

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

Can then link be pm'ed to me too?

#14 RHJ

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

and me too please Catherine... i have heaps to sell!

Always go off the ISBN number when checking books are the correct match to the ones you need. Often there are slight differences in Australian and American or British texts with how we do things.

#15 crazyforkids

Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:18 PM

pm'd you both original.gif

#16 maxsmum1000

Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

Oh could I please have the facebook link too?
I have some Nursing text books to sell
Cheers

#17 hiddensecrets

Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Its a pity we cant list books we need in case someone has them and then sell via pm (not sure if that would be allowed in here).  Not just for nursing but for other courses too....

#18 Wise Old Owl

Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (hiddensecrets @ 16/12/2012, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its a pity we cant list books we need in case someone has them and then sell via pm (not sure if that would be allowed in here).  Not just for nursing but for other courses too....


Maybe a list can be started of what everyone is studying and then PMs can be sent if we can help each other out  wink.gif

#19 angel82

Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

Could I get the Facebook link too, I have just finished first year of nursing and wanting to sell a few of mine

#20 Ladeeda

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

I found I definitely didn't need all of the books on my book list. I've just finished 1st year and I think I bought 3 books for the year. I passed everything with good marks original.gif
I got the anatomy and physiology book, the main nursing one (3 volumes) which I think is used over the 3 years of the degree and a health assessment book. Anything else I needed I got from the library



#21 ~MakkaPakka~

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

can I have the link as well, I have a heap of nursing books to sell as well.



#22 crazyforkids

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

i will pm everyone tomorrow that wants the link. Im on my mobile at the moment :-)

#23 RHJ

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

We could always do our own little facebook group  to sell the books on. The link of Catherine27's is for all courses. This one could be just Nursing and Midwifery books? I am happy to start one if you want.


#24 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (RHJ @ 17/12/2012, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We could always do our own little facebook group  to sell the books on. The link of Catherine27's is for all courses. This one could be just Nursing and Midwifery books? I am happy to start one if you want.


sounds like a great idea - there are plenty of us here.

#25 crazyforkids

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

sounds good to me original.gif




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