Our community college has a really good reputation as well. They have a better program then the 4 year university that has a nursing program. And it's over quicker. LoL.
I just was it done and over with. I'm going to work my butt off now and get it done. I've been looking for a way to go back to school but couldn't afford it. This opportunity has come up and I am taking it with both hands.
I can't wait to feel the relief of being accepted. That's a major stepping stone. And then I can stress about the courses.
I hope all goes well.
I do have a question though about textbooks though. I looked up what I need for my Human Physiology textbook. The book is like $145 used. Plus I need the coloring book which is another $60. There is a "International" copy of the book that I need for half the price! The description says that it's the same as the English version, just has a different cover.
Do you think I should try it? I'm worried about it not being the right one so I'm going to the class tomorrow and getting specifics. Maybe I'll ask the teacher if he knows if it will be acceptable.
Textbooks are stupidly expensive.
Same here, but since it's Community College I will only come out with my ADN instead of my BSN, but I can worry about that later. In WA it's only like $1 difference anyways!
That's the attitude you have to have! I moved out on my own when I was 19 and so instead of school I was working 2 jobs and trying to pay my bills. I just didn't have the drive to get back into school, but the MA program pretty much fell in my lap and that I why I took that route first.
I bawled like a baby when I got my acceptance letter... scared the heck out of my husband because I had prepared him for tears if I didn't get in again. I didn't even have the letter completely open, I just saw "congratualtions" and I lost it! The world was lifted off my shoulders that very second!
The price of textsbooks should be illegal! As well as the college being able to upgrade every freaking quarter or fall... it is absolutely insane! I bit the bullet this fall and purchased all brand new books for the program... $1400! BUT we will use those the whole program!
I am not sure about the internation book, but I am sure I have heard people in classes talk about it before and I do THINK it is pretty much the same. Have you tried asking around at school from students who have previously take that class? Maybe post on Craigslist or student forums asking if someone has a book you can buy off of them. I would even go stand outside of that class this quarter and ask people if you can buy if off of them when they are done! It's disgusting what they expect us to pay on top of the ridiculous tuition fees!
Also, I am sure you have, but try Half.com or Amazon... My advice is to make sure and read the reviews on the seller, ONE time I never recieved my book!
Sorry my post is all over the place I don't know how to just responde to certain sections of your posts! Haha