Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Schools & Job Training  > Associate Degree in Nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing Cost


How Much Does an Associate Degree in Nursing Cost?

 
average costPublic College: $6,000-$40,000+ Tuition, Fees, Books & Supplieshigh costPrivate College: $30,000-$100,000+ Tuition, Fees, Books & Supplies
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)

Programs for an associate degree in nursing typically take two to three years to complete, and are offered by both public and private colleges. Graduates with an ADN are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam, a typical requirement to get a state license to work as a registered nurse.

Typical costs:

  • Tuition, fees, books and supplies for an ADN program at a public college can cost $6,000-$40,000 or more, depending on the length of the program and whether the student is a state resident. Room and board, transportation costs and other living expenses vary depending on location and the individual student's circumstances, bringing total costs to $10,000-$60,000 or more.
  • For example, State College of Florida[1] estimates tuition, fees, books and supplies for one year of prerequisite classes and its two-year nursing program at $12,625 for Florida residents and $33,072 for out-of-state students; estimated living and personal expenses bring the total costs to $29,625 for residents and $50,072 for out-of-state students.
  • At Everett Community College[2] in Washington, for one year of prerequisites and a two-year nursing program, tuition, fees, books and supplies typically cost $18,680 for Washington residents, $24,040 for out-of-state students and $36,130 for international students (not citizens or legal residents of the United States); typical living and personal expenses can make total costs $38,543 for state residents, $48,438 for out-of-state and $53,837 for international students.
  • Tuition, fees, books and supplies for an ADN program at a private college can cost $30,000-$100,000 or more, depending on the length of the program, the status of the school, and whether it is not-for-profit or for-profit. Living expenses (and therefore total costs) will vary significantly depending on location and the individual student's circumstances.
  • For example, at Hesston College[3] (affiliated with Mennonite USA) in Kansas, tuition, fees, books and supplies for a two-year ADN program cost roughly $47,000, and estimated room-and-board charges of $7,676 per year bring total costs to about $62,500; for Hesston's three-year nursing program, it's $70,572; three years of room and board brings the total to $93,600.
What should be included:
  • ADN programs should include both classroom lecture time and clinical practice hours. For example, Northwestern Michigan College lists its nursing associate degree program map[4] showing a semester-by-semester class schedule for a typical student.
Additional costs:
  • Taking the NCLEX-RN license exam typically costs about $200, and state license fees to become a registered nurse can add another $100-$200 or more. However, many schools include these costs in their estimated fees.
Discounts:
  • There are a variety of nursing scholarship, grant and loan programs available. Filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid[5] is required before receiving most scholarships or financial aid.
  • Information is also available online for federal student aid grants[6] (which do not need to be repaid) and federal work-study programs[7] , which are designed for students with financial need.
  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing lists potential financial aid resources[8] .
  • The National Student Nurses Association offers scholarships[9] and grants[10] .
  • The Department of Health Resources and Human Services Administration's Nurse Corps scholarship program[11] pays tuition, fees, related costs and a monthly stipend, in exchange for a commitment to work two years at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility after graduation.
Shopping for an associate degree in nursing:
  • Search for associate programs at DiscoverNursing.com[12] , or contact the state board of nursing[13] for a list of schools in that state. ADN programs at public colleges are typically less expensive, but admission can be quite competitive, many have waiting lists and there is often only one start date each year; private colleges typically cost more, but may have more frequent start dates and no waiting list for qualified students.
  • Ask about the school's accreditation, the sites where clinical practice is offered, the total number of clinical hours that students attend (and how that compares to other programs), the NCLEX-RN pass rate and percentage of students either placed in jobs or transferring to a BSN program. The Kansas Association of Nurse Leaders lists questions to ask a potential nursing program[14] .
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)
CostHelper News


Top 7 Ways to Trim Pet Expenses
Pets, for many, are part of the family; another member that needs love, feeding and treatment, just like anyone else in the household. || Posted September 18 2013


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Cost of 2 year associate degree
Amount: $50,000.00
Posted by: LPN in High Point, NC.Posted: August 13th, 2016 08:08AM
School: ITT TechType of Program: Associate degree nursing
Turned down for financial aid and this is the cost
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With an Associate Degree in Nursing
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
School: Type of Program: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.scf.edu/Academics/Nursing/NursingA_S_/BasicNursingProgram-estimatedcost.asp
  2.  www.everettcc.edu/programs/health-safety/nursing/
  3.  www.hesston.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
  4.  www.nmc.edu/programs/academic-programs/nursing-associate-degree/program-map.html
  5.  www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  6.  www.fsa4counselors.ed.gov/clcf/grants.html
  7.  www.fsa4counselors.ed.gov/clcf/workstudy.html
  8.  www.aacn.nche.edu/students/financial-aid#undergraduate
  9.  www.nsna.org/FoundationScholarships/FNSNAScholarships.aspx
  10.  www.nsna.org/FoundationScholarships/FNSNAGrants.aspx
  11.  www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/nursing/
  12.   www.discovernursing.com/schools#no-filters
  13.  www.ncsbn.org/contactbon.htm
  14.  www.konl.org/knepcommission/higherdegreesinnursing/questionspotentialstudentsshouldasko...
More Schools & Job Training Topics
Check Out All Costs for Schools & Job Training How Much Does Kindergarten Cost? How Much Does Medical Assistant School Cost? How Much Does Community College Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
General Cleaning except windows and VCT
Paid: 0.00
Going rates can vary. However, your best advice is to stay below prices like Service Master or some big franchise charges. In general their help isn't that bright or speaks no English... [more]
-Gary Honey
Office Cleaning Cost
Dental Implants
Paid: 72000.00
Why do full dental implants cost more than purchasing a condominium?... [more]
-Jack Sprat
Dental Implants Cost
Clogged toilet to main line clean out
Paid: 465.00
Came out and pulled toilet ( took a whole 5 minutes)and ran his drain cleaning machine 75ft. to clear out clog which took about 15 minutes or so. Put on new wax ring and toilet back in place... [more]
-
Unclogging a Toilet Cost
Houston Flood
Paid: 450.00
never flooded, not in flood plain but just had 34 inches of rain in 5 days, huge flood 5 minutes away, hoping costs don't increase and that new maps won't include us in flood plain$250,000 building, $100,000 contents, $1250 deductible... [more]
-Thankfully Dry
Flood Insurance Cost
Ear Wax Removal
Paid: 1100.00
Yes, just got the bill! I paid my copay at my visit... [more]
-Michelle S.
Ear Wax Removal Cost
Scamming in Detroit
Paid: 410.00
My husband and I went to a sporting event on the Wayne State Campus. We parked in what was apparently a non-campus location. There were no signs stating that we couldn't park there, so we took advantage of the spot. Bad on us... [more]
-Kris Starosta
Recovering a Towed Vehicle Cost