Academics :: School of Health Professions

Nursing (RN)

Estimated Cost

Please note that the costs listed are estimates only and are subject to change. Guidelines for the items will be covered in the nursing orientation session held during the summer after students are notified of acceptance. 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 in the program must keep their immunizations and CPR up-to-date 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 2015 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $157.09 per credit hour
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $351.69 per credit hour

ItemFirst YearSecond YearTotal
Tuition (In-state) $5,812.33 $5,026.88 $10,839.21
Nursing Textbooks 1,200.00 400.00 1,600.00
Supplies (BP Cuff, Stethoscope, etc.) 200.00   200.00
Physical/PPD/Hepatitis B Vaccine 300.00 20.00 320.00
Healthcare Provider CPR, Background Check/Urine-Drug Test 245.00 85.00 330.00
Uniforms/Lab coat/Shoes, VWCC Uniform Patches 240.00 240.00
Learning System fees 265.00 265.00 530.00
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) 400.00 400.00
TOTAL $8,297.33 $6,286.88 $14,584.21

NOTE: Tuition fees are incurred according to credit hours enrolled in per semester. The total estimated tuition is based on the 69 college credits currently required for this curriculum. The college courses 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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