How in debt were you after Nursing school? - page 2

I'm trying to figure out how much debt I'll accumulate after completing my BSN. If my calculations are right it will be somewhere round $51 000 ! :/ How in debt were you?... Read More

  1. by   Ackeem
    No dept
  2. by   kaydensmom01
    I'm just finishing my ADN and have took out 23k so far
  3. by   xsmashBSN_RN
    I haven't started nursing school yet, but I've been in college for awhile. Currently, I'm around 50K. Depending on what school I go to for nursing, I'll be somewhere around 80 - 100K.

    Not looking forward to any of that.
  4. by   Bouncyball
    With my lvn and my adn I will be about 18,000 by time I graduate.
  5. by   marycarney
    ZERO dollars, ZERO cents

    Worked almost full-time during LPN, ADN, BSN and MSN. Rec. a total of $3500 scholarship money, and $2500 tuition reimbursement (all for the MSN). The rest I just busted my aZZ and lived without fast food, drove a running piece of junk, no vacation, no new clothes, three pairs of shoes total. It can be done. Honest.
  6. by   rubato
    A big ol fat 0!!!!

    I worked my a** off to save enough money to pay cash for my living expenses and books and got a full ride for tuition plus a little extra.

    Once I get my ADN, I'll still have cash for my BSN, as long as I go to a local university.
  7. by   mclennan

    During my BSN I got a full ride, merit-based scholarship. That took care of tuition, books & school fees. To pay rent & bills I worked part time as an EMT and CNA, drove a junky old truck, ate rice & beans, gave up booze and going out. Milked the HECK out of every student discount I could get and let my mom treat me to shopping at Target & Costco. (I was 30). Reduced my car insurance down to the bare minimum. Babysat & pet sat for friends. Bought NO clothes, shoes or jewelry. Climbed stairs in my apartment building for exercise instead of gym membership. Had the same crappy, taped-together old flip phone all thru school.

    Had to put an unexpected hospital visit for kidney stones on a credit card but I paid that $3000 off long ago.

    Be resourceful! Apply for EVERY darn scholarship you can even if you don't perfectly fit the criteria! Look into employer tuition reimbursement! Federal Nursing Loan Repayment program! Work study! Beg family!

    It CAN be done!!!
  8. by   twinmommy+2
    I graduated in 2005 ADN with 0 debt, used the GI bill from the Army, and got through. Now I'm in RN-BSN, around $3000 a semester which ain't bad, and working on scholarships for that so I'm hoping to not have to pay to much out of pocket when its all said and done.
  9. by   Racer15
    Nursing is a second career for me. I only took out $4,500 in loans for my ADN, but I had $12,000 in loans for my BSA. If I had gone the nursing route in the first place, I'd only be $12,000 in debt for a BSN. I had a lot of grants and scholarships that paid for my first degree. I also went to a public university for my bachelors degree, and a CC for my ADN.
  10. by   kguill975
    After an AA, an AAS, an ADN, BSN, and MSN-ACNP, I owe 30K. I never took a non-nursing course at a four year university and I've never not worked while in school. My strongest advice is to go to a state school and stick to federal loans only, leave the private loans as an absolute last resort, after begging family members.
  11. by   soxgirl2008
    I'll owe about 4,000 for my ADN (state school). After I graduate and bridge to my BSN it'll cost me about 10,000.
  12. by   RubberDuckieLove
    My ASN (when I graduate next summer) will be completely paid for through grants. When I do my RN to BSN, I have my husband's GI bill to use. So, my degree will cost me only cost of textbooks and supplies
  13. by   HM-8404
    Debt? My school costs are paid plus I get over $1100 a month just to attend. Thank you GI Bill.