Quote from HippyDippyLPN
I am not from Oklahoma but 34k is INSANE god just an LPN cert! I paid 15k which I think is nuts as well.
^Ahem, it's PN diploma, and LPNs are licensed, FYI.
OP, I'm not from OK either...I understand your eagerness to become a nurse, but I rather wait and enter a program for 1/2 the cost. Just my opinion. If you have been a CNA and a med tech, then you have experience to get into a hospital. No additional courses may not be needed. They can assist with you getting your BSN, especially if that is your ultimate goal. I would look into getting into those hospital systems, as well as if you can go to school part time.
Since I am not in your state, find out what other posters have done from your state. Regardless, that tuition is high, but may be your best choice as well. You will be a NURSE upon completing your PN education. it served me well prior to returning to get my BSN. Good luck!