Academics :: School of Health Professions

Nursing (RN)

Estimated Cost

Please note that the costs listed are estimates only and are subject to change. Students accepted in the program will attend a pre-orientation session to obtain details on the items specified below. Student nurses will need specific supplies, uniforms, and accessories to participate in pre-clinical and clinical assignments. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from classes and clinical facilities. Students must keep their PPD up-to-date and Healthcare Provider CPR certification must be kept current while in the program.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are responsible for the licensure fee as stipulated by the State Board of Nursing and the NCLEX registration fee. The college does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program.

Tuition is estimated in the table below based off the following criteria. For more accurate information please visit the tuition rates and fees.

(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2013 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $142.59 per credit hour
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $337.19 per credit hour

ItemFirst YearSecond YearTotal
Tuition (In-state) $5,275.83 $4,562.88 $9,838.71
Nursing Textbooks 1,000.00 350.00 1,350.00
Supplies (BP Cuff, Stethoscope, etc.) 100.00 100.00
Physical/PPD/Hepatitis B Vaccine 300.00 20.00 320.00
Healthcare Provider CPR, Background Check/Urine-Drug Test 150.00 150.00
Uniforms/Lab coat/Shoes, VWCC Uniform Patches 240.00 240.00
Membership in NSNA (Optional National Student
Nurse Assoc. for 2 years)
35.00 40.00 75.00
Nursing School Pin (Based on selection-$50 and up) 50.00 50.00
Nursing Board Application & NCLEX Fee (non-refundable) 330.00 330.00
TOTAL $7,100.83 $5,352.88 $12,453.71

NOTE: Payment of tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to enrollment. Bio 141-142 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I-II) must be completed as prerequisites as a condition of eligibility prior to the beginning of the program (tuition is included in the estimate). Tuition and book expenses for prerequisite courses which may be needed (such as Algebra I, Biology and/or Chemistry) or other developmental classes identified by placement test and taken prior to entry into the program is not included as it cannot be predetermined (varies by student).

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