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.
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.