Oh, and here is what I spent back in 2006-2008; bear in mind that tuition goes up every July 1, so some of these prices are older.
I took Info Lit in 2006, so it was a little less expensive then. "Classes" includes all the nursing exams, A&P, Micro, AND all the practice exams for each of those exams. The CLEP tests were Human Growth & Development (accepted in place of Lifespan Dev. Psych.) and Introductory Sociology. Each CLEP test was $65 plus a $15 site fee at the university where I took the exams.
I was VERY fortunate to receive a $3K scholarship
in May 2007 from the Ladies Board at the hospital where I worked, and my employer reimbursed me for the CPNE ahead of time. I took A&P as my first exam, before I got my scholarship, and my employer reimbursed me for that as well. So out of my pocket, I only paid for Info Lit, the enrollment, the A&P practice test, and the CLEPs. Total for me: $1375. Can't beat that!
And I actually had a $260 credit with EC -- a small surplus from my scholarship -- so my graduation fee was $235 (program completion fee of $495 minus the $260).
That figure does not include study materials, which I estimated at $300. I also went to a couple of CPNE workshops, which probably ran me another $1K. But all of it was still worth every.single.penny.