I attend a private college BSN program. A lot depends on your FAFSA information. Say you have 0 family contribution according to your fafsa you would be eligible for Federal Grants (Pell) mainly and then your college could come up with the rest, BUT you would want to talk to them. Usually colleges send out an award letter once they get your fafsa information and it will tell you what you are able to receive. Check with Financial Aid office at your school.
It is possible to have tuition paid for by grants and scholarships
, however if you aren't working like myself, there are federal loans and nursing loans to help get by, pay for books, bills, gas, etc, while you are in school. Of course you could always try for the "free" money that is out there Fastweb.com, I haven't had any luck in getting anything from there. I hope you have better luck than I did in that area.
My tuition is a little greater than 13,000 per year so it is possible in some cases at private colleges for them to come up with all of the tuition. Again, you must check with your college and see what kind of aid package they can come up with for you.
Good Luck !!