How much are your nursing school expenses?

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ThursdayNight, CNA

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$11,000 for my 2-year RN program (and about $20,000 for my general education.)

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If you include my gen ED classes and textbooks, I’ll be at around $12k for my ASN, which is around $7k for nurs courses and $5k for gen ED..

I've been fortunate that through some help from tuition reimbursement at work and some financial footwork in the last few years (also, already had my gen eds out of the way), I’ve not taken any student loans out.. 

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londonflo

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Please always apply for scholarships at the school. There are many scholarships solely available to nursing students. If your community college is in a multi-county area, look for scholarships for your county. After being accepted, head to the 'foundation' office and fill out a scholarship form. Talk to members of your community who are in special organizations, church groups or a local hospital. Keep an eye on bulletin boards for your program too. 

ThursdayNight, CNA

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19 hours ago, FiremedicMike said:

If you include my gen ED classes and textbooks, I’ll be at around $12k for my ASN, which is around $7k for nurs courses and $5k for gen ED..

I've been fortunate that through some help from tuition reimbursement at work and some financial footwork in the last few years (also, already had my gen eds out of the way), I’ve not taken any student loans out.. 

My textbooks, gas, insurance, uniform, and other goodies were included in my budget for the RN program. If I break down my tuition fees for the RN program, it's less than 8K. For my general ED, I completed around 140 credit units. I'd say that I did okay for my educational investment. The wisest decision I ever did for myself.  

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rorocu8521

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As far as I know it my 15 month ABSN program is going to be $14,000 tuition plus $1,000 student service fee per term. And there’s four (4) terms. 

CLUVRN, MSN, RN

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My LPN program was free (thanks to the WIA grant) and my LPN to RN bridge program was about $15,000.