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Looking for help with nursing books and/or holocaust books

 
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12/27/2012 12:58 AM
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Looking for help with nursing books and/or holocaust books
Hello!!

I was encouraged by 11:11 to repost my thread that I accidentally posted to the main forum instead of where I was browsing-I didn't want to bring attention to me, but realized that there are a ton of people here that span all occupations and professions....perhaps there's a nursing or history person that has a few of these books?

(My back story to the thread I was trying to type to)
My best friend and I met in high school, became instant friends. We made plans to go to Bellin School of Nursing, unfortunately Ang also had cystic fibrosis and passed away before we had a chance to go. For years I didn't want to follow "our" dream, thinking that I couldn't do what WE set out to do since she wasn't by my side. I had a real hard time dealing with her death, a lot of mental health issues that kept me in and out of psych wards...finally things started looking up. I realized that while it was our dream, that I should at the very least honor her memory with becoming a nurse.....long story short, for the last 4 years I've been busting my butt at school. I attend a college up north in Michigan (U.P.), maintain a 3.65 GPA (which considering I NEVER made the honor roll-even in elementary school-is a huge deal for me!), and will apply to the nursing program this upcoming semester! I applied for all the grants which cover most of the tuition, but am having trouble coming up with the book money-Thought I'd put my story out there anyway, if anyone can help it would really help....My nursing book bill (according to my school's website) comes out to $293.95.

Professional Nursing Concepts
Finkelman ISBN 978-1-4496-4902-9 $82.35

Understanding Human Development W/Mydevelopmentlab
Craig ISBN 978-0-205-95374-5 $110.00

Phlebotomy Essentials
Mccall ISBN 978-1-60547-637-7 Edition 5 (copyright 2012)
$70.95

Dimensional Analysis For Meds (W/Cd)
Curren ISBN 978-1-4354-3867-5 Edition 4 (copyright 2010)
$113

I am also taking a course on the Holocaust- I can't really say I believe in reincarnation, but if there was a possibility, there must have been some part of me that was there and is totally obsessed with learning as much as I can. This has nothing to do with my nursing courses, so I don't want to ask for help with that- but there may be more books here that some of you might have sitting on your bookshelf and never read :)

"Ordinary Men W/New Afterword" Browning ISBN978-0-06-099506-5 Copyright 98 $11.95

"Complete Maus 25Th Anniv Ed" Spiegelman ISBN978-0-679-74840-3 Copyright 93 $31.90

"Men With The Pink Triangle (Rev)" Heger ISBN978-1-55583-006-9 Copyright 94 $8.95

"Neighbors" Gross ISBN 978-0-14-200240-7 $12

"Documents On The Holocaust" Arad ISBN978-0-8032-5937-9 Copyright 99 $24

"Night" Wiesel ISBN 978-0-374-50001-6
Copyright 06 Edition 2 $7.45

"War & Genocide" Bergen ISBN 978-0-7425-5715-4
Copyright 09 Edition 2 $29.95


Sorry for the long post- it's always said that if you wish for something that you be specific about it :)


Thank you!!! (And another thanks to 11:11 for encouraging me- i suppose if you never ask, you'll never get help!) hf
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12/27/2012 05:01 AM
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AlkaliDesert

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12/27/2012 11:25 AM
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Re: Looking for help with nursing books and/or holocaust books
I'm afraid I don't have any of them, but I made it through nursing school while dead broke, so I have some experience with this.

Check the local thrift stores and used bookstores (especially ones that don't specialize in textbooks - those are likely to charge closer to market value). I find textbooks used by local programs regularly. I used slightly older editions of textbooks all the time with no problems, and they generally cost $1 or less.

Then look on amazon, abebooks, and betterworldbooks.com. Also look at craigslist or other local selling sites.

Find out what the campus and amazon.com buyback prices are and place an ad offering to buy them for slightly more than that. Also, see if you can find out from current or former students which books are truly essential and if there are any you could skip/prioritize lower.

Night and Maus at least should be findable in any halfway decent library, and are short enough that I can't imagine you'd need them for the whole term.

Good luck!

Last Edited by AlkaliDesert on 12/27/2012 11:25 AM
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12/27/2012 11:37 AM
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Re: Looking for help with nursing books and/or holocaust books
Go to google and type the name of the book you are looking for in between speech marks then type pdf.
Eg:"Dimensional Analysis For Meds" pdf
This works for most books.
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12/27/2012 01:47 PM
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Re: Looking for help with nursing books and/or holocaust books
Thank you!

I found out a few years about the library trick-this last semester I had $8 in late fees, but totally saved $100+ because I checked the books out :) Incredibly "Night" and "Maus" weren't in any libraries within a few hundred miles (interlibrary loan)--along with most of these. We actually have a decent library, so when it kept popping up "no search results found" it was pretty weird.
I LOVE finding books at the thrift stores! Have been keeping my eye out- I found a Med Surg book, tho I won't be taking that for a few semesters. I'll definitely try to see about the pdf versions- never even thought about trying that!
I would absolutely love to buy the books online, but at this point my money is a bit too tight---my school allows us to charge the books and pay them off thru the semester in increments, but this semester might be a bit too expensive to take all the classes I wanted...I am still so blessed to be able to go!!

Thank you to all who've responded and/or read my post! I like to imagine that even if there wasn't a response, that you've sent good thoughts :)

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