How Much Is Your Bridge Program?

  1. And how are you paying for it? My friend is trying to convince me to go her school but it sounds too pricey. Just wanna see if this is the norm and how much it is around the globe.
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    LPN; from US


  3. by   sMoLsNurse
    12k and 11 months
  4. by   prettymica
    Around 10k, books 3k, and gas and hotels about 2k. It was about 15 months and I saved while I was working as an LPN and my parents helped out for some of the things. I am working on my BSN and I pay as I go.
  5. by   Marsha238612
    Around 12k and I have a scholarship

    It pays to have a 4.0 yay!!!! I want to start working as an RN when I get licensed but my ultimate goal is to be a Nurse Practitioner.

    Keep Calm and Dream on

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  6. by   MedChica
    You've got to look to your own situation and do what's best for you.
    Hell, there are people attending Chamberlain's expensive a--s RN program but some students are able to get the degree without drowning in debt.

    My bridge will be about $16,000. I'm going 'diploma' again. I have about $13,000 in GI BILL benefits. I'm going to pay the diff out of pocket. Initially, I wanted to pocket the money but...the thought of going back to community college and all the hoop-jumping to get into a degree granting nursing school?
    I just can't do it. I'm a second careerist and I just want everything completed...yesterday. If you understand the feeling.
    I do plan to CC+bridge to an online BSN later. For now, I just want to be an RN.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    My LPN-to-RN (ASN) bridge program was $23,500 for students who needed to complete all prerequisite courses through the school.

    I was able to transfer the majority of the prerequisite classes that I had previously completed at a local community college, so I ended up paying about $19k.

    I paid for the schooling by working 32 hours per week while attending school. I also used federal student loans.