Academics :: School of Health Professions

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Estimated Cost

This is only an estimate of some expenses associated with acceptance into the program and subject to change. Details about these items are covered during the orientation held for accepted students. Students are responsible for their own transportation to classes and facilities utilized for clinical experiences. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be responsible for their nursing board application fee as stipulated by the State Board of Nursing and the licensing exam fee. The college (VWCC) 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 2014 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $149.09 per credit hour
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $343.69 per credit hour

ItemFirst YearSecond YearTotal
Tuition (In-state) $3,727.25 $3,578.16 $7,305.41
PNE Textbooks 500.00 150.00 650.00
Learning System fees 225.00 225.00 450.00
Nursing Lab Supplies 150.00 50.00 200.00
Physical/Hepatitis B Series/PPD 280.00 20.00 300.00
Background Check/drug screening 85.00 85.00
CPR (Healthcare Provider) 110.00 110.00
Uniforms/Lab coat/Shoes 250.00 250.00
VWCC Uniform Patches 12.00 12.00
Nursing Capping, Pinning & Misc. Expenses 25.00 50.00 75.00
TOTAL $5,102.25 $4,335.16 $9,437.41

NOTE: These costs are only an estimate and may not be limited to the items listed. Payment of tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to the number of credit hours a student has enrolled in. The total estimated tuition is based on the 49 credit curriculum. Tuition and book expenses for prerequisite courses which may be needed (such as Algebra I and Biology) or other developmental classes identified by placement test and taken prior to entry into the program, is not included as necessity cannot be determined until application is made and will vary by applicant.

Applicants being considered will be required to take a nursing entrance test (fee is approximately $35.00 and payment is the responsibility of the applicant). Financial Aid does not cover medical related expenses or costs incurred for uniforms/accessories.

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