How much was your LPN/LVN school? How much was your LPN/LVN school? - pg.6 | allnurses

How much was your LPN/LVN school? - page 6

Hi I was curious to see how much schools are everywhere else... i'll start off with mine.. 2008 Lancaster, CA $22,000 (I feel I paid to much:crying2:)... Read More

  1. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Went to PN School in Philadelphia, PA 2004-2005. Hospital Based Program. Total
    Cost including books, physical, excluding uniforms:8,000 dollars.

    IMHO, in this day and age, any school requiring you to pay past 20,000 dollars, I would get my CNA and bust my but in getting into a BSN program since in my area they are at the level of hiring BSNs instead of ADNs. I lot of people are maxing our their federal financial aid going to these schools, and have to pay out of pocket to return to school, AND pay their loans-yikes!!!

    IF I had to start out at PN school (my experience those many years ago) there a few local schools whose tuition is 12,000. I would stay away from anything that is costing enough for a RN program...but that is just me, even if it meant waiting.
  2. Visit  MAtoLVN profile page
    #66 0
    My LVN school is about $47,000. It includes books, scrubs, and a nclex study class. I know it is expensive but I couldn't afford to wait around anymore.
  3. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    #67 0
    OMG MAtoLVN...you maxed out you federal student loan ceiling for undergrad!!! I just had to say that out loud...but I understand your desire to be a nurse, I really do.

    But that tuition price is a SIN...I really believe no one should be paying that amount for PN school. I only say that because if you get a loan, there is no federal loan repayment assistance for PN school. I paid that amount for a BSN, and my student loan is like a second mortgage for me, but I'm eligible for the Federal Loan Repayment Program, because I am a RN.

    I couldn't imaging repaying that back as a LPN, and I made mid-high 50,000 as a LPN at one time, however, If you are making it work, my nursing hat is truly off to you!
  4. Visit  esingh profile page
    #68 0
    $$$10,000
  5. Visit  buffbutterfly profile page
    #69 0
    I am paying a little over $9000 (Boces Program-12 months) and to me it is worth it. I lived in a few states prior to moving back home to NY and the other programs wanted over $30,000 + for a 2 year program (needed pre-req's etc to even start) and there was a 2 year waiting list on top of it too.

    I just want to add that I have noticed in many people I have met in this program, that unless you see what some LPN school's can cost in other places and the amount of time it can take to even start or be considered to the program itself, they are not as appreciative and/or do not know how lucky they are by being accepted into a program so quickly without much fuss(cost, wait list, no pre-req's etc).
  6. Visit  Louisiana profile page
    #70 0
    $7,000...and it an 18 month LPN program
  7. Visit  pookyp profile page
    #71 0
    $6000. 12 month program.
  8. Visit  pnkgirl25 profile page
    #72 0
    28K all inclusive of uniforms, books, IV certification and nclex test. 10 month program in California financial aid paid for about half if it, student loans for the rest. Sure I could have gone to a community college, but I would of had to sit on a waiting list for minimum of two years. Ill be done with my program in 10 months and half way done with my RN bridge before people on the waiting lists for a CC even step foot into a class room. So in the end do I think it's worth it? Sure do... time is money. Ill be done paying back my loan before most of the people on the waiting list even finish.
  9. Visit  skighler profile page
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    Hello!

    I just started my LPN program in December 2012 and I just want to start off by saying I absolutely love it and cannot get enough! Anyway, my program cost $10,500 and I had to put in about $1000 prior to starting for books, clearances, stethoscope, etc
  10. Visit  just1guy93 profile page
    #74 0
    I'm from San Jose, CA, and I am currently attending Mission College's Vocational Nursing program. Through all my hard work during high school (AP classes, college courses, etc.), I was admitted the first time I applied to the program. Costs are estimated $3,500 for the whole 1 and a half semesters, but my expenditures are probably lower due to finding good deals on textbooks and uniforms.
  11. Visit  MAtoLVN profile page
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    OMG MAtoLVN...you maxed out you federal student loan ceiling for undergrad!!! I just had to say that out loud...but I understand your desire to be a nurse, I really do.

    But that tuition price is a SIN...I really believe no one should be paying that amount for PN school. I only say that because if you get a loan, there is no federal loan repayment assistance for PN school. I paid that amount for a BSN, and my student loan is like a second mortgage for me, but I'm eligible for the Federal Loan Repayment Program, because I am a RN.

    I couldn't imaging repaying that back as a LPN, and I made mid-high 50,000 as a LPN at one time, however, If you are making it work, my nursing hat is truly off to you!
    I'm actually paying for most of it without any loans. At least half of it and I'm working while going to school. I also live at home so I have no bills except cell phone, gas, and car insurance. I totally know how expensive it is, but for me it is worth it. I can be making decent money fast and I won't have bills to pay right now. It is a private college, but in the end it would cost me more money waiting to get in to public school.
  12. Visit  nursemedic33 profile page
    #76 0
    $27000 for tuition, books
  13. Visit  MTmomofsix profile page
    #77 0
    27k and I was not eligible for any grants because I have my bachelors degree So I am paying with all loans. This included books, nursing equipment, roller book bag, NCLEX exam, etc. This is in NJ

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