I am in my first semester of the nursing program. I did not have to pay anything at orientation....there was nothing you could "early bird" and pay ahead of time at orientation. Just trying to help the other person or yourself that asked about it.
The cost for everything is around $1000-$2500 depending on financial aid/grants. Tuition is over $1000 alone and books are around $600 with the bundle. But there is nothing you can/will have to pay for at orientation. They will give you a list of things to buy and pay for at orientation. This includes tuition, books, physical & titers/immunizations, drug screen, background check, uniforms, shoes, stethoscope, pen light, bandage scissors, malpractice insurance
, and photo id.
You cannot pay for tuition at orientation because you have not been registered for your classes yet. They register you...you do not. Therefore, you have to wait till they do that in order to pay. You cannot pay for books yet because they will not be into the bookstore for at least about a month. Hope this helps.