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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 Healthcare Provider 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 site.

(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2017 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $174.24 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $371.84 per credit hour

Item First Year Second Year Total
Tuition (In-State) $6,621.12 $5,575.68 $12,196.80
Nursing Textbooks 1,300.00 500.00 1,800.00
Supplies (BP Cuff, Stethoscope, nursing totes, etc.) 260.00   260.00
Physical/PPD/Hepatitis B Vaccine 300.00 20.00 320.00
Background Check/Urine-Drug Screening/Clinical Tracking 119.00 89.00 208.00
Uniforms/Lab Coat/Shoes, VWCC Uniform Patches 240.00   240.00
Learning System Fees 400.00 270.00 670.00
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)   450.00 450.00
TOTAL $9,275.12 $6,994.68 $16,269.80

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).

Advising/Info Office

Location: Fralin Center HP339
Phone: 540-857-7306
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Lauren Hayward
Director of Nursing

A.A.S. in Nursing - Northern Virginia Community College, 1999
B.S. in Nursing - George Mason University, 2010
M.S. in Adult Learning & Human Development - Virginia Tech, 2012
M.S. in Nursing - Western Governor's University, 2016

College Catalog

School of Health Professions

Carole S. Graham, Dean
Administration & business contacts
Location: Fralin Center HP214C
Phone: 540-857-6717