Over a year ago my original plan for the future regarding nursing school was to get my ADN through a tech school here in town so that I could move along in the program at a faster rate. Unfortunately by the time I finished my required classes so I could start the nursing program, there was a waiting list (Spring 2012).
So after much contemplating and discussing with my husband I chose the route of getting my BSN and working on my required classes for their program, just so I could start the nursing program ahead of the time expected through the tech school's waiting list by one year (Spring 2011).
While I was in the tech school I had a friend who was graduating and willing to donate all of her nursing books to me last spring (March 2010). Now somewhere along the road of stupidity crossing over with dim-wittedness I accepted this offer of books thinking I would someday need them. After realizing that I wasn't going through the program at the tech school, I still thought these books would be needed in my university classes.
This past week I realized the curriculum followed by the university and the tech school are completely different and this collection of books that were given to me would be useless for my schooling (as far as needed text books for classes).
Yesterday I stopped at the tech school, with a wagon to hold all of these books in hopes of returning them to the buyback program, only to find out that the majority of the books are all off by one edition and the current program won't use them, and they didn’t need any of the books I walked in there with. OH MY GOODNESS, really people???
How can one individual pay hundreds of dollars for books one semester and within moments those books are no longer "good" anymore?
I've gotta say that I wasn't in that good of mood. I was hoping for a little extra spending money for my next set of books that I need to purchase.
Anyone have any suggestions of what I'm to do with all these books?